MACHA 2014 Annual Meeting

Hosted by Illinois State University
November 5-7, 2014
Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
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Conference Presentations | Registration Information | Hotel Information | Travel Information Conference Schedule at a Glance
Keynote Speakers | Breakout Sessions | Continuing Education Credit Information | Sponsorship Information

Conference Presentations

Please note that not all presentations are able to be posted. If you have a specific question about a conference presentation that is not listed here, please email Erin at

Building a Healthy Campus: Strategies, Struggles, and Successes

Cervical Cancer Prevention 2014: What have they done to my pap smear now?!

Class of 2016: What Freshman and Sophomore Women have Taught me about Sex, Birth Control, STI’s, and Goin’ to School

Cross Campus Collaborations to Assess an Alcohol Alternative Program at Illinois State University: Up Late @ State

Developing your Personal Leadership Philosophy and Style

Empowerment and Authenticity in College Health Education

Faculty/Staff Services Provided in a Student Health Center

Fracture Care Management

Fresh FAVS: Fruit and Vegetable Program

Get Fit Stay Fit

A New Partner in Health and Safety

Programmatic Responsiveness to a Changing Generation

SMART Clinic: a Unique collaboration

Strategies to Increase Influenza Vaccination Rates among College Students

The UChicago Body Project: Body Image Programming, Tailoring Interventions, and Implementation Research – Labyk Award Winner Presentation

Understanding Today’s College Student: Implications for College Health Providers – Keynote Speaker Presentation.
Bibliography also available

Violence Against Women Act and Title IX Discussion

A Vision for Change: Re-inventing Student Health Services at Illinois State University

Registration Information

All registrations after October 10 a $25 late fee will be applied to the registration fee. Online registration will close on Friday, October 31. Onsite registration will be available during the conference.

Online registration now available

Download Registration Form

Hotel information

The 2014 Regional Annual Meeting will be held at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
201 Broadway Street
Normal, IL 61761

Conference Room Rate: $134 (includes parking and free Wi-Fi). Conference room rate only guaranteed through October 15, 2014. Reserve rooms by calling 1.888.236.2427 and identify yourself as part of the Mid-America College Health Association group to receive this special rate.

Traveling to Bloomington Normal

Amtrak – Uptown Station is within walking distance to conference hotel
Central Illinois Regional Airport
Charter Bus – Burlington Trailways, Greyhound Bus Lines, Megabus, Peoria Charter Coach all run daily bus routes through Bloomington Normal. Please check with each individual company for times and rates.

Conference Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday, November 5
4-6 p.m. – Registration Open
Outside Redbird B, Conference Hotel First Floor

6-8 p.m. – Welcome Reception
Hancock Stadium Club
Corner of Main Street and College Ave.
Just over a half mile walk from conference hotel. Free onsite parking is also available.

Thursday, November 6
7 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. – Exhibitor Area Open
7 a.m. – Breakfast with Exhibitors – Sponsored by Aetna
8 a.m. – Opening Keynote
10 a.m. – Noon – Educational Breakout Sessions
Noon – Business Luncheon – Sponsored by Medicat LLC
2-4:15 p.m. – Breakout Sessions
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. - Social Hour with Poster Presenters (cash bar available)
6:30 to 8 p.m. – Dinner with Special Entertainment from the Gamma Phi Circus

Friday, November 7
7 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Exhibitor Area Open
7 a.m. – Breakfast with Exhibitors
8 a.m. – Friday Morning Keynote
10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Educational Breakout Sessions
12:15 p.m. – Conference ends

Contact Nikki Brauer with any questions.

Keynote Speakers

The MACHA Planning Committee is pleased to bring Rosemary Simmons and Art Munin to this year’s conference.

Thursday Opening Keynote
Understanding Today’s College Student: Implications for College Health Professionals Rosemary Simmons, PhD, Director of Counseling at the University of Washington Bothell (formerly of Southern Illinois University)

Friday Morning Keynote
Diversity, Justice, Retention, and Student Health: A Life Course Perspective Art Munin, PhD, Dean of Students and Vice President of Student Affairs at Illinois State University

Access speaker biographies.

Breakout Session Information

A detailed list of educational breakout sessions and presenters, as well as presentation times, is now available. To view a list of sessions that will be offered, click here.

Continuing Education Information

The 2014 Building a Healthier Campus conference has been approved for up to 9 CHES/MCHES Total Category I contact education hours and up to 9 prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Certificate of Attendance will be available for those who wish to apply for continuing education from entities not listed here.

To receive continuing education credit/contact hours, participants are required to attend each session for which credit is requested in its entirety and complete a Learner Evaluation for each session. These are available during each conference session. Continuing Education credit/contact hours will not be awarded unless this form is completed and returned. Overall conference evaluations will be available in paper format during conference as well as available electronically after the conference.

Sponsorship Information

The Mid-America College Health Association Conference Planning Committee has numerous sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities still available for the 2014 regional annual meeting. For more information, please contact Conference Planning Chair Nikki Brauer by email or by phone at (309) 438-9355.

Thank you to this year's sponsors:

Academic Health Plans
Aetna Student Health
Barney & Barney, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company
Guarantee Trust Life Insurance
Medicat, LLC
Point and Click Solutions, LLC

Be sure to visit all of our exhibitors that will be onsite at the conference.