Webinar Series

Our National Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities webinar series focuses on faculty/staff, student and academic medical center health and wellness. Presenters are experts from across the nation, who will be featured in this monthly learning series that brings the best and latest evidence in improving health and wellness outcomes. 

Take a look at our upcoming webinars and register now. Did you attend a recent webinar? Complete the survey within two weeks following for CHES continuing education credit.

Have a webinar idea to present? Please contact us

September 2, 2020, 1pm **Stress-Busters: Evidence-based brief techniques to combat anxiety and boost mood during the COVID storm - Bern Melnyk, Ohio State University

October 21, 2020

The How of Happiness - Cara Sidman, Arizona State University and Laura Morris, University of North Carolina, Wilmington

November 12, 2020

**Coronavirus and the Opioid Crisis - Clay Marsh, West Virginia University

December 1, 2020, 1pm

Meet our BHAC Board

January 27, 2021

**Your 10-Point Self-Care Action Plan for This COVID-19 Winter - Everyday Health

February 24, 2021

**Effective Evidence-based Strategies for Improving Heart Health - Jean Scholz Mellum, Capital University

March 31, 2021

**Beyond Politics: Promoting Covid-19 Vaccination in the United States - Stacy Wood, North Carolina State University

April 8, 2021

**Conducting a Campus-wide Influenza Campaign in the Era of COVID 19 – Lisa Quinn and Lisbeth Searing, Gannon University

April 21, 2021

**National Summit (5 CHES Credits)

May 5, 2021

**The Community Wellness Practicum with the University of Iowa

May 26 @ 4pm EDT **Focus on Key Culture Change Components with UC Davis
June 16 @ 4pm EDT **Resilient NU: Enhancing Student Social and Emotional Wellness with Northwestern University


**Sponsored by BHAC, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I contact education contact hours.


Listen to a Selection of Webinars

Looking for resources on publishing your research, developing wellness ambassadors, texting as a health promotion method? We have these titles and more in our webinar library – free to all BHAC members. Learn more.


Evidence-based Strategies for Improving Heart Health

Jean Scholz Mellum from Capital University and a volunteer with the American Heart Association joins us to discuss risk factors for cardiovascular diseases and the importance of creating a culture of health in our communities. Watch the webinar and download the PowerPoint slides.


Your 10-Point Self-Care Action Plan During COVID-19  

Maureen Connolly, Everyday Health Group Vice President and Editor-in-Chief, and Amit Sood, MD, Executive Director of the Global Center for Resiliency and Well-Being, share 10 proven resilience boosters in this must-see presentation. Watch the webinar and download the PowerPoint. And, don't miss Building Resilience: Your Evidence-Based Toolkit for Facing Life’s Challenges for tools in building resilience in your campus populations. Access Everyday Health’s Resilience Resource Center for more on this topic.


> Coronavirus and the Opioid Crisis

Dr. Clay Marsh, West Virginia University Chief Health Officer shares the latest news and research about fighting the spread of the coronavirus and how fighting the opioid epidemic helped prepare his university.



The How of Happiness

Laura Morris, Assistant Professor from University North Carolina Wilmington, and Cara Sidman, Clinical Assistant Professor from Arizona State University share the benefits of offering a happiness course to students and discuss strategies and tips for navigating curriculum committees, large student enrollment, and delivery formats. 


Stress Busters: Evidence-based Techniques to Combat Anxiety and Boost Mood During the COVID Storm

Bern Melnyk, PhD, BHAC president and chief wellness officer at The Ohio State University shares evidence-based strategies and brief tactics for dealing with stress, anxiety and depressive symptoms, including cognitive-behavioral skills. She also describes the current state of mental health issues in the U.S. along with protective factors in this can't-miss webinar.


> Creating a Healthier Campus for All- Transforming the Way Students Engage in Their Health - Better DATA = Better DECISIONS = Better STRATEGIES

HORAN is an innovator healthcare with a focus on finding new and creative ways to create engagement and improve health.  We are building solutions for today’s healthcare decision makers as well as developing the education and behavioral changes for future healthcare decision makers. Learn how universities are evaluating their risk and rewards through data driven metrics to improve health across their entire campus.  Engage students through gamification to proactively manage their physical, mental and behavioral health through a customized plan to improve health literacy and wellbeing.  We will present case studies that illustrate how universities have leveraged funding opportunities that have eased administration burden and enhanced efficiencies, while creating a healthier campus for all.


> Enhancing Community Well-being 

Elizabeth Click, DNP and Janetta Hammock, MS from Case Western Reserve University  - Enhancing community well-being through dialogue and relationship-building, while recognizing, embracing and learning from our differences, is a powerful strategy to maximize organizational functioning. This collaborative initiative between the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity and the University Wellness program will be described through the lens of participants.  Learn more about Sustained Dialogue™ methodology and the health benefits gained through in-depth engagement and connection. Positive outcomes, such as promoting relationships across boundaries and facilitating organizational advocacy efforts for members, make this an important effort to consider for implementation within other organizations.