2019 Summit

Inspiring Hope & Real Solutions to Address College Mental Health and Well-Being

Join ACHA for a high-impact gathering of student health and wellness professionals, higher education officials, and policy leaders, all convened to discuss student mental health and well-being. Mental health and well-being dominate the headlines today as colleges and universities continue to explore ways to implement programs and services that positively influence campus well-being and ensure proper access to mental health services. The 2019 ACHA Innovations Summit brings together thought leaders to take a deep-dive into key trends and innovations being applied today to build campus cultures based on well-being and new strategies being utilized to solve key challenges in college mental health.

Registration details coming soon.

Date and Location

October 23, 2019
8:30 am–4:30 pm
College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
College Park, MD


2018 Summit

This summit will touch on topics such as what student well-being is, how to measure it, and what innovative approaches campuses are taking to promote a more holistic approach for their students. In addition, panelists at this summit discussed the challenges campuses face in meeting the basic needs of an evolving student body, particularly regarding hunger and homelessness, and discuss funding mechanisms, primarily via student health insurance plans. The summit took place October 8-9, 2018, at George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Session Recordings Now Available!

Click the links under each program below to view sessions.

2018 Program Information

Building off the success of ACHA's 2017 Mental Health Symposium, this year's summit will be broken into two 2-day concurrent programs:

Program 1—Building a Culture of Campus Well-Being

This summit will touch on real-world innovative solutions to improve student well-being and how to measure it and promote a more holistic experience for students. 



Program 2—Creating a Foundation for Well-Being: Addressing Our Students' Food and Shelter Needs

This summit will focus on addressing the basic needs of our students' well-being by examining issues related to food insecurity and homelessness.



These programs are designed to promote an, in-depth, discussion on student well-being ranging from its definition and innovative approaches to meeting the basic needs of today's student body. We hope that you will join ACHA this October to participate in this robust and crucial discussion.

2018 Partner Organizations



Jed Foundation

Active Minds

ACHA Leadership and Innovations Summit

October 8-9, 2018
George Washington University
Washington, DC

Program 1—Building a Culture of Campus Well-Being


Program 2—Creating a Foundation for Well-Being by Addressing Our Students' Food and Shelter Needs


Questions? Contact Carolyn Lesesane.

Thank you to our 2018 Summit Sponsors!

Gold Level Sponsor

Silver Level Sponsor