News and Announcements
ACHA News, Programs, and Services
National School Walkout
On February 14, 2018, a mass shooting occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen people were killed, and seventeen more were wounded. This tragedy is a stark reminder of the ever-present threat of gun violence in schools and campuses nationwide. In response to the events in Florida and to ongoing debates about firearms policy, a national school walkout is planned to occur today, March 14, at 10:00 a.m. local time, and to last 17 minutes in memory of the 17 victims in Parkland. The American College Health Association stands in solidarity with our nation's students and urges its members to please observe a moment of silence during this time to honor the victims that were lost in this great tragedy.
ACHA National Faculty and Staff Health Assessment
ACHA is pleased to announce the release of the ACHA National Faculty and Staff Health Assessment (ACHA-NFSHA). Modeled after the ACHA National College Health Assessment, NFSHA is designed specifically for faculty, staff, and graduate student employees working on college and university campuses and can assist schools in meeting the health and wellness needs of their employees.
New ACHA Toolkit on Sexual and Relationship Violence
In its new toolkit, Sexual and Relationship Violence: A Trauma-Informed Approach, ACHA recommends a trauma-informed framework to address the impacts of trauma on campus community members and has tailored this guidance specifically to the field of college health and wellness.
ACHA Updated Statement on the Repeal of DACA
The American College Health Association (ACHA) reiterates its belief that the termination of the DACA program will seriously jeopardize the physical and mental health and well-being of thousands of our nation’s college students. In addition, the uncertainty of the program’s status places an immeasurable burden on the ability of these students to learn, achieve, and graduate. Read the full statement here.
ACHA Connect: New Online Community for Members!
ACHA Connect, the new online member community for ACHA members, will help you to connect with other members, participate in discussion groups, share resources and collaborate on ACHA projects. We are excited to introduce you to this new user-friendly platform to foster these conversations.
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 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.