ACHA Annual Meeting: Stop the Bleed Tourniquet Training - Spaces Still Available!

Spots are still available for Stop the Bleed Tourniquet Training! This training is being offered on Tuesday, May 29 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm at no additional cost to ACHA meeting attendees. To sign up, fill out this online form by Friday, May 25. Participation is limited to 100 attendees and you must be registered for the meeting to participate.

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ACHA 2018 Blog: ACHA 2018 Blog: Know Before You Go!

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Session Recordings Now Available: ACHA Mental Health Symposium

Crisis on Campus: Addressing the Rising Mental Health Demands of our Nation’s Students

November 13, 2017
George Washington University
Washington, DC

ACHA is bringing together university leaders, mental health experts, public policy leaders, students, and philanthropists to begin a national dialogue on developing an actionable blueprint for addressing the mental health crisis on campus.

View each panel and session of the recorded symposium here.

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News and Announcements

ACHA News, Programs, and Services

ACHA Statement on the Termination of Temporary Protected Status

In recent months, the Trump Administration has announced the end of special immigration status for hundreds of thousands of refugees living in the United States. These refugees came to this country in the wake of war, natural disaster, and violence, taking advantage of a special accommodation known as “Temporary Protected Status” (TPS). Over 430,000 people enjoy this status, but the protections for refugees of six nationalities will terminate, starting as early as this November, affecting hundreds of thousands and forcing deportations to countries wracked with extreme violence and recent natural disasters. Among those impacted will be refugees of all ages, including college students and their families. Read the statement here.

ACHA Comments on Proposed Rule Change for Short-Term Insurance Plans

Earlier this year the Trump Administration announced its intention to change the definition of "short-term, limited duration, insurance plans" from its current three-month maximum to a new twelve-month maximum with the ability to renew these plans year after year. A number of federal agencies issued a comment solicitation in response to the proposed rule change. With major concerns about this change's impact on student coverage and the stability of insurance, including student health insurance plans, ACHA's national office, executive committee, and Student Health Insurance Coalition formulated and formally submitted a comment in response to that solicitation. Read the comments here.

ACHA Signs Letter to DHS Secretary Regarding Processing of DACA Renewals

ACHA joined other higher education associations in signing a letter to commend the decision of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to initiate the renewal process for current Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) registrants. The signers expressed support for this decision, emphasized the importance of timely processing all DACA renewal applications,  encouraged DHS and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to expedite the review and processing of all renewal applications and give prompt attention to submissions that have recently expired or will expire in the coming days and weeks. Read the letter here.

Explore ACHA Programs and Initiatives

  • ACHA-National College Health Assessment


    The ACHA-National College Health Assessment is a nationally recognized research survey that can assist you in collecting precise data about your students’ health habits, behaviors, and perceptions.

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  • Healthy Campus 2020

    Healthy Campus 2020 provides a framework for improving the overall health status on campuses nationwide. Through the collaborative efforts of health, academic, student affairs, and administrative colleagues, institutions of higher education can foster healthy environments and behaviors.

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  • PSAS

    The ACHA-Patient Satisfaction Assessment Service gauges patient satisfaction and provides insight into the quality and performance of a college or university health service.

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  • Consulting

    ACHA’s College Health and Wellness Consulting (CHWC) for institutional health and wellness services utilizes a team of expert professionals to provide advice on funding models, staffing models, strategies to meet rising student demand for mental health services, and more.

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  • ACHF

    The American College Health Foundation supports the field of college health and provides long-term financial support for ACHA. ACHA Individual and Institutional Members are eligible to apply for funding from ACHF.

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  • ACA

    ACHA continues to monitor implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and issues impacting student health insurance coverage. As part of its this initiative, ACHA is advocating for the need to maintain the affordability and quality of coverage offered by student health plans. ACHA's resources include FAQs on the ACA and its effect on college student health coverage.

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