On September 27, 2016, the White House hosted its first-ever Millennial Outreach and Engagement Summit, convening almost 200 leaders, influencers, and advocates to share best practices for enrolling young Americans in health care coverage. At the Summit, the White House Healthy Campus Challenge, a joint effort between the White House, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and U.S. Department of Education, was launched to support college and university campuses in best-practice enrollment efforts nationwide.
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, 20 million more Americans have gained coverage, including over 6 million young adults.
Join SHAC to have more UNM students enrolled in health care coverage. You may be able to sign up for a Marketplace plan for $75 a month or less, cheaper than a cell phone bill!
This year’s open enrollment period, starts November 1st and runs through January 31st, 2017. Take the challenge and get enrolled!
An Insurance Navigator is available at SHAC on Wednesdays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM to assist students and community members with Medicaid enrollment and overall health insurance inquiries. For questions or to schedule an appointment, e-mail: email@example.com
For more information, please see the SHAC webpage on ACA & Medicaid.
Many people have found the recent political campaigns and election to be dramatic and emotionally challenging. If you're experiencing distress or heightened stress, visit the JED Foundation website for some tips on Managing Election Stress.
If you have tried these steps and are still feeling very stressed, down or despairing, consider getting help from a mental health professional. UNM students can contact SHAC Counseling Services at (505) 277-3136.
On October 10, 2016, UNM parents Elaine and Ronnie Plotkin were interviewed by Houston's Eyewitness News 13 regarding the death of their son Raymond Plotkin from the H1N1 flu in 2009, as well as the importance of getting your annual flu shot. Please visit the ABC 13 Eyewitness News Website to watch the interview.
See also updates on Flu Shot Clinics for UNM Students, Staff, Faculty & Community.
SHAC now has a state-of-the-art X-ray machine from Siemens Healthcare called Multix Fusion.
This complete X-ray system offers many outstanding features, including:
For more detailed information, please visit our X-Ray webpage.
Effective July 2016, Dr. James Wilterding is the Interim Executive Director of SHAC. Dr. James Wilterding worked at SHAC as the Associate Medical Director for the last four years.
Former Executive Director Dr. Beverly Kloeppel retired in July 2016. She now works part-time at SHAC as a physician.
In January 2016, SHAC received a full 3-year accreditation from the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). AAAHC accreditation means that SHAC has met nationally recognized standards for provision of quality health care set by AAAHC. This includes participation in on-going self evaluation, peer review, and education to continuously improve its care and services. Accreditation shows our commitment to providing the highest levels of quality care to our patients. The organization also commits to a thorough, on-site survey by AAAHC surveyors, who are themselves healthcare professionals, at least every three years.
Like being outdoors? Want to connect with other student veterans?
Come join us at the Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center in beautiful northern New Mexico for the 4th Annual UNM Student Veterans Retreat on October 12 through 16, 2016 (UNM Fall Break). Build camaraderie through group activities, connect with nature in a beautiful wilderness setting, and develop mindfulness and stress reduction skills.
Cost = FREE (Thanks to generous donors)! Click here to apply online.
For information, contact Dr. Peg Spencer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (505) 270-8914.
Note: This retreat is made possible through community donations. Interested in making a donation? Visit the UNM Foundation's SHAC Veterans Fund webpage.
Visit Influenza Updates for current information about seasonal flu shot options for UNM students, staff, and faculty.
We are excited to announce that SHAC Charge Nurse, Lisa Leahigh, MSN, MPH, RN, has been selected as a 2015 Immunization Champion by the NM Immunization Coalition! The award will be presented on Friday, May 1, 2015, at the NMIC Provider Award Dinner. CONGRATULATIONS, Lisa!
For info on the NM Immunization Coalition, visit their website.
SHAC and UNM Employee Health Promotion (EHP) each offer a variety of Weight Management and Preventive Programs. Click on the link above to find the right wellness services to meet your needs.
This report reflects the objectives and accomplishments of UNM Student Health and Counseling for July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.
The SHAC Healthy Weight Program is designed to assist students in making a healthy lifestyle behavior change, thus improving their quality of life. Click on the link above for information about enrollment and costs for each semester.
Pursuant to ACHA Bylaws (Article VI, Section 7b), the association's Board of Directors has appointed Beverly Kloeppel, MD, MBA, of the University of New Mexico, as the ACHA Treasurer to serve the term from May 31, 2014, through June 3, 2016.
CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Beverly Kloeppel!
Interested in... Health issues concerning UNM students? Building your resume? A career in health care? Council members advise SHAC administration about services, patient eligibility, health insurance, policies, etc. Join our team of UNM health leaders! All students are welcome. No application or prior experience is necessary. For more info, call SHAC at 277-4468.
Between studying and exams, we all struggle with stress. To help you identify if your stress or blues may be a sign of an underlying mental health condition, complete a free, anonymous online screening. Screenings are provided so that you may quickly and easily find out whether or not a professional consultation would be helpful. If you have been feeling down or stressed, check it out by taking a screening. For more info, students can call SHAC Counseling Services at 277-3136. See also SHAC promo flyer.
Condom-Mint is an extended condom distribution program implemented to ensure UNM Students have access to condoms on Main Campus.
For complete information, see Health Education's Condom Mint page.
Scientific studies show that acts of kindness result in significant health benefits, both physical and mental. Kindness... Pass it on! For inspiration, see:
Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. Melanoma accounts for less than 5% of skin cancer cases. But it causes most skin cancer deaths. The chance of developing melanoma increases with age, yet it is still one of the most common cancers in young adults. However, if detected and treated early, melanoma is often curable. May is Melanoma Awareness Month. Check out a powerful video called "Dear 16-Year-Old Me" made by real people whose lives were touched by melanoma. See also SHAC Promo Flyer.
On April 9, 2012, the SHAC Allergy and Immunization Clinic was awarded the Provost’s 2012 Outstanding Workgroup Award due to their organization and execution of SHAC’s annual Flu Shot Clinics, as well as their wonderful customer service skills.
Congratulations to the following SHAC staff: Jo Antreasian, LPN; Nikki Beneke, RN; Cindy Hart, RN; and Susan Schwerin, RN.
The Staff Council's Rewards & Recognition Committee manages a monthly recognition program for staff called the PAWS (People Appreciate Wonderful Staff) Award. Two SHAC staff won this award in Spring 2012: John Maguire, Marketing Rep. (January 2012); and Patricia McCormick, Sr Pharmacy Tech (February 2012). Congratulations, Patricia and John!
UNM SHAC hosted the combined Annual Meeting of the Southwest & Rocky Mountain College Health Associations, on October 10-12, 2010, at the Embassy Suites Hotel. The conference provided educational opportunities to a variety of health providers.
Visit http://www.acha.org/SWCHA/ for information about the Southwest College Health Association.
Complete with Lobo Louie and Lobo Lucy, UNM President, David Schmidly and Dr. Eliseo Torres, Vice President for Student Affairs, the Division of Student Affairs celebrated its annual "Louie" awards on April 7, 2010. These awards are given to staff and student employees from within the Student Affairs Division and from the general UNM community, nominated by the UNM community, who exemplify the very best in providing great service to our students.
Jo Antreasian, SHAC Coordinator, Clinical Programs, won the award for Employee of the Year. Congratulations to Jo and to all of the nominees and winners! For more information about the Louie awards, visit the Student Affairs web site.
SHAC Counseling Services received UNM’s annual “Best Workgroup” award from the Provost’s Committee for Staff in April 2008. We are fortunate to have a great group to offer students a welcoming, safe, and therapeutically nurturing environment. SHAC appreciates this recognition from the Provost’s Committee. For more information about Counseling Services, call 277-3136.