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2017 Call for Programs and Posters Is Open

 Submit a proposal for general sessions, poster sessions, and pre-conference workshops by August 22.
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Archived Webinar Hosted by ACE

Learn About Providing Subsidized Student Health Insurance to Graduate Students Under the Affordable Care Act
This webinar, hosted by the American Council on Education (ACE) and co-sponsored by ACHA and other higher education organizations, provides information to a wide range of campus professionals about whether helping graduate students pay for student health insurance could trigger penalties for your institutions under the Affordable Care Act.
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News and Announcements

ACHA News, Programs, and Services

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].

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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