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The History of ACHA


Since its inception in 1920, the American College Health Association has been dedicated to the health needs of students at colleges and universities. It is the principal leadership organization for the field of college health and provides services, communications, and advocacy that help its members to advance the health of their campus communities.

Today, ACHA's membership has grown from the original 20 institutions of higher education to over 800. These member institutions represent the diversity of the higher education community: two and four year schools, public and private, large and small.

ACHA also serves more than 2,800 individual college health care professionals, including:

ACHA Historical Documents

ASHA (ACHA) Charter Members  [pdf]
First Annual Meeting
Chicago, Illinois
1920
(Originally founded as the American Student Health Association)

Pioneers in College Health  [click to open a full-size photograph]
Physical Education and Athletics
Society College Directors Physical Education
Annual Meeting December 1899

 

College Health A-Z
ACHA-National College Health Assessment
ACHA-NCDP Depression Quality Improvement Collaborative
Peer Review Assistance Program