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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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ACHA News, Programs, and Services

ACHA Statement on Renewed ACA Repeal and Replace Effort

The American College Health Association urges Senate leaders to reject the new proposed Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal and replace measure, H.R. 1628, commonly known as the Graham-Cassidy Amendment. As drafted, the legislation would lead to tremendous variability in coverage from state-to-state and fails to ensure adequate funding for Medicaid to protect our nation's most vulnerable. Read the full statement here.

Additionally, ACHA has joined other higher education associations in signing the American Council on Education's letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) raising concerns about the impact of this proposed legislation. To read the letter, please click here.

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 here.

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 here [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

    NCHA

    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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