World Mental Health Day

    (image from flickr user marsmet481)   Today is World Mental Health Day. For some, that may seem an odd thing to put on a website about college parents, students and college success. However, given the prevalence of mental health problems affecting college students...

Health and Medical Checklist

Although young people are generally healthy, accidents can happen. Help keep your student safe and healthy by keeping yourself and your student organized by downloading this is College Parents of America Health and Medical Information Checklist. College Parents of...

Twitter & College Parents

Twitter isn’t for everyone, but it sure can benefit parents to stay in touch with campus life and resources to help your college student. Before sharing our list of some of our favorite Twitter accounts to follow we should suggest some important # (hashtags) to...

Best of Apps for College Students and their Families

Many families ask us for the best apps to suggest to their college student.  Our favorite list of Free Apps that Make College Life Simple was recently published by GradGuard – http://blog.gradguard.com/2012/06/7-free-apps-that-make-college-life-simple/  We are...

Health Care Reform Effects on College Health

The Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act (“PPACA”), passed March 23, 2010, includes multiple new laws affecting the provision of services at campus health centers. While not fully effective until January 1, 2014, some parts of the law became effective...

Examining the Health Coverage “Gap”

In previous years, around this time in April, I’ve communicated to college parents about the “gap” that a graduating senior, or student taking a year off from school, would likely face in his or her health insurance, between the time of college graduation or end of...

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