ACHA 2020 Annual Meeting Announcements

Registration is NOW OPEN!

Gather with your colleagues in Chicago to embrace the past 100 years and chart the course for the next century of college health and well-being. We look forward to seeing you in Chicago! Register Today!

Registration Open! ACHA Webinars

Utilizing the National Faculty Staff Health Assessment to Turn Needs Into Action

Live Event: January 22, 2020, 2:00 pm EST
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Managing a Meningitis B Outbreak on Campus

Live Event: Tuesday, February 4, 2:00 pm EST
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ACHA Education Center: New in On-Demand

Enhancing Student Success Through Wellness Coaching

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The Rise of Electronic Tobacco Products in the U.S.: What Are They, Who’s Using Them and What We Can Do to Protect Youth and Young Adults

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News and Announcements

ACHA News, Programs, and Services

Join Us In Celebrating ACHA’s 100th Anniversary!

This year, ACHA turns 100, and we’re excited to introduce a brand new ACHA logo, which underwent a redesign in celebration of our 100-year anniversary! Check out our new anniversary website, featuring achievements from the past 100 years, an interactive timeline, and information on the upcoming anniversary celebration which will take place during the 2020 Annual Meeting in Chicago.

Healthy Students: Our Gift to the Future

As we celebrate 100 years of ACHA, we invite you to join the ACHF Capital Campaign to transform the future of student health and well-being. The American College Health Foundation seeks to create resources with life-enhancing potentials and programs to support the health and well-being of 19 million college students, and help college health workers adapt to our changing times. You can help us plant the seeds of success!

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Framing Well-Being in a College Campus Setting: A Partnership with Aetna Student Health

The American College Health Foundation, with generous sponsorship from Aetna Student Health, has published a white paper entitled "Framing Well-Being in a College Campus Setting." The purpose of this project was to examine the state of the field of well-being at a diverse sample of institutions of higher education. Looking at well-being initiatives through the lens of both student and employee stakeholders, the researchers reveal new trends in creating cultures of care on campus. This paper presents major themes, lessons learned, and questions for the future of well-being and is appropriate for campuses looking to explore the transition from a health and wellness paradigm to a more holistic approach to campus well-being.

Download a free copy of the whitepaper.

ACHA Mumps Outbreak Toolkit

With assistance from the CDC, ACHA has developed a "Mumps Outbreak Toolkit"—now complete with talking points, social media tools, and an infographic—to assist schools in providing information to students regarding MMR vaccine, especially in the event of a mumps outbreak on campus.

Download the toolkit here.

Resources on E-Cigarette Use and Vaping

The ACHA ATOD Coalition has collected this list of resources to provide campuses with tools and information to assist in e-cigarette and vaping prevention.

Now Accepting Applicants for ACHA's College Health and Wellness Professional (CHWP) Certification Program

Gain leadership skills relevant to your area of expertise and enhance your ability to support your institution in fulfilling its mission through enrollment in ACHA's Leadership Institute. Find out more and enroll today.

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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