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Archived Webinars with CE credit Available!

The Gender Affirming Therapist: What You Need to Know to Meet the Needs of Trans College Students
Presenter: Bonnie M. Benson-Palmgren, PhD, University of Tennessee Knoxville
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Zika Virus Update for College Health
Presenter: Timothy Moody, MD, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
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2016 Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference
April 25-29, 2016
Orlando, Florida

ACHA is proud to be an official conference collaborator for the 2016 Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference.The three-day core conference will feature keynote addresses, sessions presented by the top scientists and practitioners in the field, networking sessions, fitness activities, and other opportunities for collaboration.

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News and Announcements

ACHA News, Programs, and Services


Updated ACHA Guidelines 

Updated versions of ACHA’s Recommendations for Institutional Prematriculation Immunizations (RIPI) [pdf] and Tuberculosis Screening and Targeted Testing of College and University Student [pdf] have been posted online. The RIPI now includes recommendations for meningococcal serogroup B vaccines, the new 9-valent HPV vaccine, and the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine PCV13 along with the correlating ACIP recommendations. Changes to the Tuberculosis Screening and Targeted Testing of College and University Student document were made based on corresponding changes to the RIPI. Click here to access these guidelines.

Advocacy Alert: Graduate Assistant SHIP Coverage At Risk

Recent federal determinations will compromise the ability for colleges and universities to extend student health insurance benefit plans (SHIPs) to many graduate student workers. The impact would result in diminished access to care, increased out-of-pocket costs for students, and administrative burdens for higher education institutions. For an overview of the policy challenge and ACHA's desired outcome, click here [pdf].

CY2014 Pap Test and STI Survey Report Now Available

This report provides colleges and universities with benchmarking data about sexual and reproductive health services including the provision of gynecological services, Pap test collection and evaluation, STI testing and treatment, and the provision of contraceptive and safer sex methods. Download the full data report [pdf] from the ACHA Pap Test and STI Survey for calendar year 2014. Click here to view past reports.

ACHA Is Looking for a New Executive Director

Are you a college health professional with the vision, passion, skill, and commitment to lead our association? ACHA announces an important leadership opportunity as the new executive director for ACHA. The ACHA Executive Director plans, organizes, and directs all activities of the Association to advance our principal goals and objectives in advocacy, education, and research. The ED supports and partners with national office staff, our 2,500 plus members, volunteer leaders, other stakeholder organizations, and the federal government and reports to the Board of Directors, serving as the Chief Staff Executive of the Association and its national office. Details of the position announcement and application process are posted 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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  • PRAP

    ACHA’s Peer Review Assistance Program for institutional health services can help you address a variety of college health related subjects, whether you are looking to create a business plan, develop a student health insurance/benefits plan, build new facilities, increase utilization, evaluate health programming, 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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