Help lead improvements for Columbia Health by serving as a Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) Co-Chair. Columbia Health is now accepting applications for SHAC Co-Chairs to serve during the 2013-14 academic year. All Columbia students on the Morningside campus are welcome to apply. Now accepting applications through April 12, 2013. For more info, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHAC Co-Chair is a valuable link between Columbia Health and the campus community. Co-Chairs help lead monthly discussions, and coordinate student feedback to improve services, communications, and activities at Columbia Health.
Columbia Health and the Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) are asking for students' creative ideas. The goal of this contest is to increase students’ knowledge of Columbia Health services and the five units that comprise Columbia Health through printed posters and digital media that will be displayed throughout Columbia University and online.
Poster contest guidelines are available for download. Check out the guidelines for more information.
Columbia Health will reconvene the Insurance Advisory Committee early in the 2013 Spring Term. This group is comprised of Columbia Health staff as well as, representatives from various Columbia University schools and our affiliates: Teachers College, Jewish Theological Seminary, and Union Theological Seminary.
Columbia Health especially values student input and participation. If you are interested in joining the committee, please contact Thomas Palatucci, Chief of Administration for Columbia Health (email@example.com) or Stephanie Jennings, Senior Insurance Specialist (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The committee is expected to meet about three times during the Spring Term to:
- review recent changes to the student health insurance plans,
- understand the impact of market and regulatory forces for the coming 2013-14 plan year, and
- make recommendations for 2013-14 and beyond.
Meaningful participation requires a bit of homework - mostly reading materials circulated to the committee before or during meetings. Our staff will attempt to schedule these meetings on Friday afternoons to facilitate student participation, although a final meeting schedule is yet to be determined.
This month, students highlighted that the supplemental healthcare coverage previously provided via the Columbia Health Program Fee served an important role for those students who were either uninsured or did not want to avail themselves of their non-Columbia insurance coverage. After considering these recently raised concerns, Columbia Health is establishing a new confidential discretionary fund for students enrolled in a degree program on the Morningside campus to help cover special, time-sensitive healthcare needs in a manner consistent with state and federal rules and regulations...-more information.