27th Annual Art and Science of Health Promotion Conference

March 27–31, 2017
Colorado Springs, CO

ACHA is pleased to be an official collaborator of The 27th Annual Art and Science of Health Promotion Conference, an event that brings together professionals with a passion for health promotion. This conference will feature thought-provoking keynote addresses, concurrent sessions presented by the top scientists and practitioners in the field, as well as many opportunities to collaborate through interactive discussions, networking sessions, fitness activities and social events.

Program details, schedule updates, and registration information are available at

Archived Webinar Now Available

"A Meningitis B Tabletop Exercise: The Santa Clara Experience”
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Save the Date for ACHA 2017!

Don't miss this one-of-a-kind event specifically for college health professionals of all disciplines! Registration will open in January. 
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News and Announcements

ACHA News, Programs, and Services

New ACHA Guidelines: Opioid Prescribing in College Health

In response to the current opioid epidemic, ACHA has released new guidelines, Opioid Prescribing in College Health [pdf], to assist college health professionals in maximizing safety and reducing potential for abuse when prescribing opioids. Additionally, the guidelines further an understanding of the issues surrounding opioid prescribing and identify possible avenues to assist addicted students with rehabilitation, recovery, and return to the college environment.

Advocacy Alert: Graduate Assistant SHIP Coverage Update

The Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services have extended indefinite enforcement relief to colleges and universities offering subsidized student health insurance plans for graduate assistants. Institutions can continue offering subsidies—without penalty—pending a permanent solution. ACHA continues to collaborate with the higher education community and federal stakeholders to achieve a satisfactory and permanent solution. View the full clarification statement [pdf].

Call for Candidates: Executive Editor for JACH

ACHA is seeking candidates from the college health field who are qualified and willing to serve as one of the three executive editors for the Journal of American College Health (JACH). The successful selectee will serve an Executive Editor term from January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2019. For more information on how to apply, click here

Please Welcome Devin Jopp, EdD, as ACHA CEO

ACHA is pleased to announce the appointment of Devin Jopp, EdD, as ACHA Chief Executive Officer, effective October 1, 2016. To his new role at ACHA, Devin brings extensive experience in the non-profit and health care association fields, and he is looking forward to helping ACHA continue to drive excellence in the health and wellness of our nation’s students. Read more here [pdf].

Audio Recordings for 2016 Annual Meeting Now Available

Audio recordings of annual meeting sessions are also available for online purchase and download from Conference Media. Visit

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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