December 15, 2019
News in 2010

12-30-2010December 2010 Commission Actions

MEMORANDUM To:          Recognized Accrediting Agencies                 State Regulatory Agencies                 Kay Gilcher, U.S. Department of Education                 ABHES Accredited Institutions and Programs                 Interested Parties From:     Carol Moneymaker, Executive Director                 Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) Date:      December 30, 2010 Subject: Commission Actions I. SCHOOL ACTIONS Below is a listing of final actions taken by the ABHES Commission at its December 2010 meeting.  Actions that are not considered final, including deferral of accreditation pending additional information, do not appear on this list. More specific information on each applicant, including contact information and grant length, can be found at  INITIAL INSTITUTIONAL GRANT American Medical Academy – Miami, FL Annenberg School of Nursing – Reseda, CA CODE...More


12-21-2010Final Revisions to the Accreditation Manual

    MEMORANDUM     December 21, 2010   Final Revisions to the Accreditation Manual     At its December 2010 meeting, the Commission of the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) approved final revisions to the Accreditation Manual, 16th Edition, as described on the subsequent pages. New language is underlined, deleted language is struck.   In finalizing these revisions, comments received from ABHES’ October 27, 2010, Call for Comment which stated the rationale for the changes, were carefully considered. The Commission appreciates the input received.   The attached revisions are effective immediately.   Please contact me directly at with any questions.   Please click below document for attachment:   Final Revisions to the Accreditation Manual     ...More


12-10-2010Call For Comment - December 10, 2010

The ABHES Commission recently approved the following proposed revisions to its Bylaws for comment by the membership.  The proposed revisions are in red, with rationale for the change following in blue. The link contained in the e-mail to this notice provides a survey for your electronic response.  Please review the proposed changes and use the survey link in the email to provide your vote to each proposal and any comment. We appreciate any comment to the proposals by January 12, 2011. Please click below for December 10, 2010 Call for Comment: December 10, 2010 - Call for Comment Survey Link:  ...More


11-29-2010Annual National Conference Video

November 29, 2010 In an effort to acknowledge the continuing accomplishments of ABHES-accredited institutions and programs, we invite you to submit pictures showing the good deeds done by your students on behalf of their communities, using the skills learned at your institution.  We will also accept short videos (maximum 10 seconds). A compilation of this footage will be used as the opening video for the 8th National Conference on Allied Health Education, February 9-12, 2011, in New Orleans. As examples of types of photos, students participating in free blood pressure screening and donating their time and contributions to cancer awareness. They assist...More


11-10-2010ABHES Welcomes New Staff Member

It is my pleasure to welcome Christy Baily-Byers to the ABHES family.  Christy will fill a new position, Distance Education Specialist, created in response to the growing number of programs being offered by distance delivery.  Christy holds a Master of Business Administration from Nova University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication/Public Relations from the University of Delaware. Having begun her professional career in accreditation, working for the Accrediting Commission of the Association of Independent Colleges and Schools (now ACICS), she has primarily worked in the field of education for over 20 years. Currently, Christy serves as a lecturer at Southern...More


10-29-2010Former ABHES Chair- Connie Garland

It is with a heavy heart that I relay the passing of Connie Garland, former ABHES Chair, and friend, on October 26, 2010, at her home in Utah. While on the ABHES Commission she worked tirelessly and successfully enhancing the recognition of ABHES and she was famous for assisting other schools in need of guidance on accreditation matters. In 2005, ABHES presented Connie with the Recognition of Excellence award, for which she came personally to accept despite suffering a recent stroke. Her acceptance speech proved that nothing could slow Connie down and her smile endured. Despite years of health issues, Connie...More


10-29-2010Annual Report - Due November 5, 2010

The 2009-2010 Annual Report must be submitted by November 5, 2010.  Your Annual Report is considered complete when you have successfully submitted the online survey, uploaded all requested documents, and your check for the annual sustaining fee has been received in the ABHES office. If you have not accessed your annual report online yet it is extremly important you do so as soon as possible. If changes are needed on your Profile Verification, only ABHES can make these changes and they need to be done in order for you to proceed with the Annual Report. It is important that you read the information...More


10-27-2010Call For Comment

October 27, 2010 The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) regularly reviews its accreditation policies, procedures and standards and seeks your input on a number of proposed revisions to the Accreditation Manual, 16th Edition. The proposals, together with comments, will be considered by the Commission at its December 2010 meeting. Proposed revisions are in red with deleted language struck and new language underlined.  The rationales for the proposals are in blue. Please review these proposals carefully and share them with anyone you believe will be interested in providing input. It is important that you use the attached Response to Call for Comment...More


10-01-2010Regional Program Specialists Training

August 3, 2010 The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) is holding regional program specialists’ training sessions each month through December 2010 as it works to ensure a continued pool of qualified and trained individuals to serve on site visit teams. The following upcoming sessions are scheduled: LOCATION  DATE TIME  ...More


09-27-2010Staff News

September 27, 2010 I am pleased to announce two ABHES staff members have been promoted to new positions, effective October 1, 2010.  India Tips, who celebrates her 15th year with ABHES in November, will assume the position Assistant Executive Director. Kelli Blocher, who has served as Accreditation Coordinator since 2007, will assume the position Accreditation Specialist.  Both ladies are to be commended for their exceptional service, work ethic, and dedication to ABHES and accreditation as a whole. I know you will join me in congratulating each of them on a job well done! Additionally, Holly Viar joined us on May 24, 2010, as...More


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