09/10/2015: The window for applying for the 2015 NECHA Grant has now closed. Recipient of the 2015 NECHA grant will be announced early October.
The NECHA grant was created and designed to assist schools who seek to improve the quality and delivery of student health services as well as promote innovative health programming within New England’s college health community. This year, grant projects were funded at a level of up to $1500. The total number and size of awards were based on merit, need, and the number of proposals received. Projects that involve student participation and a multi-disciplined/multi-departmental approach to shared concerns were especially encouraged. Award monies were not be used to cover indirect costs for the receiving institution. The grantee(s) will present their proposal and outcomes during the NECHA Annual Meeting in 2016 in Newport, RI.
Two NECHA Grant Recipients Awarded in 2014:
Congratulations to Kim Daly, SHS Associate Director at Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts
Spread Love not Warts: An HPV Vaccination Program
Congratulations to John Wong, NP, Associate Medical Director at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts
Ready to Quit! Marketing Campaign: Using Student Ambassadors to Encourage More Students on Campus to Stop Smoking
Kudos to Kim and John for their outstanding grant proposals to further the field of college health and improve the health of their students. Thanks to all who submitted proposals in 2014 for their dedication to college health.
Two institutions, Framingham State College and Providence College, were awarded grants in 2013. They presented their projects at the 2014 Annual Meeting.
Bridge to Health: Practical Support for Students with Mental Health and Health Symptoms to Increase Physical Activity and Exercise
Submitted by Paul Welch, LICSW; Jeanne Haley, LICSW; Ilene Hofrenning, ANP, MSN
The “Get More Sleep!” Campaign: A Campus Wide Intervention to Change the Sleeping Habits of College Students
Caroline Y. Boyle, BA; Suzanne Bornschein, MD