ACHA 2018 Annual Meeting: Updates and Announcements

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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.

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News and Announcements

ACHA News, Programs, and Services

ACHA Leadership Institute

ACHA is pleased to announce the new ACHA Leadership Institute. As part of this new initiative, college health and wellness professionals will be able to pursue a robust series of courses leading to a brand new certification – the College Health and Wellness Professional (CHWP). Applications are now being accepted for enrollment in the CHWP program. For more details and to apply, visit Leadership Institute.

ACHA Statement Regarding Trump Administration ACA Executive Order

ACHA is alarmed by the Trump Administration’s recent decision to roll back large sections of the Affordable Care Act via an executive order. ACHA also opposes the Trump Administration’s recent announcement that it will immediately halt federal payments for cost-sharing subsidies. We are deeply troubled by these recent actions and urge the Trump Administration and Congress to work towards a bipartisan solution, utilizing the traditional legislative process, that will provide affordable quality health care for our students and all Americans.
Read the full statement.

ACHA Statement on Rescinded Title IX Guidelines

On Friday, September 22, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education rescinded two sets of Title IX guidelines regarding investigating cases of sexual assault on college and university campuses. ACHA is committed to the health and well-being of college students and continues to support the original Title IX guidance, which we believe to be in the best interest of college students across the country. Read the full statement.

To assist campus professionals in their efforts to address sexual harassment and sexual and relationship violence, we encourage institutions to review the upcoming ACHA Guidance for Addressing Sexual and Relationship Violence: A Trauma Informed Approach toolkit, which will be open for ACHA member comment in October 2017 and then released later this fall.

ACHA Statement on DACA Repeal

Recently, President Trump announced the pending termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. ACHA believes that the termination of the DACA program in six months–without an immediate legislative remedy–will seriously jeopardize the physical and mental health and well-being of thousands of our nation’s college students. ACHA urges leaders in Congress to defend the “dreamers” by swiftly enacting legislation that will protect their legal status to remain, study, and work in the United States.
Read the full statement.

New ACHA Guidelines: Immunization Recommendations for College Students

ACHA's Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Committee has revised and renamed the "ACHA Guidelines: Recommendations for Institutional Prematriculation Immunizations." The new version, titled "ACHA Guidelines: Immunization Recommendations for College Students," provides updates based on current CDC recommendations. Content has been organized into sections on reducing outbreaks and vaccines recommended for adults, and recommendations on immunizations for health science students have been added.
Download the new guidelines [pdf].

Members: Share Your Career Moves with Us!

Are you moving to a new position in or out of college health and wellness? Are you retiring? Or did you acquire a new degree or certification? Let us know by filling out this online form! Your career move will be included in the quarterly member newsletter, Action, so that others in the college health and wellness field can see what you're up to!

ACHA Member Spotlight

Nominate yourself, your institution, or another member for one of our monthly spotlights! Share your story with your colleagues, inspire future college health and wellness professionals, and strengthen awareness of the profession and association. Each month we'll highlight an individual and institutional member in our weekly newsletter and online. Fill out the member spotlight questionnaire for a chance to be featured.

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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