Who We Are

Since 1920, the American College Health Association (ACHA) has linked college health professionals throughout the nation (and more recently around the globe), forming a powerful, collaborative networking base. This unique synthesis of vision and knowledge, of practice and policy, can guide and support you and your health service, your health programs, and your professional development. Today’s professionals in college health carry on a rich legacy of service and commitment to advance the health of college students nationwide.  These are the faces of college health.

Our Mission Statement

To serve as the principal leadership organization for advancing the health of college students and campus communities through advocacy, education, and research.

Our Vision

To be the recognized voice of expertise in college health.

Our Core Values

In promoting healthy campus communities and healthy individuals as integral to student learning, the American College Health Association values:

  1. Social justice, human dignity, and respect for all
  2. The provision of student-centered services
  3. Professional excellence, responsiveness, and ethical practice
  4. Multidisciplinary and collaborative approaches to health
  5. The commitment and participation of other stakeholders both on and off campus who advance health
  6. The active involvement of students
  7. Evidence-informed practices as a foundation for our programs

Strategic Plan

The mission, vision and values set forth above are integral to ACHA’s strategic plan that guides the long term direction of the association. Learn more about who we are by reviewing our strategic plan.