Save the Date for ACHA 2019

May 28-June 1, 2019

Registration rates have been posted for ACHA 2019 in Denver, CO. Registration will open in January. Consider joining as an individual member before registering for the Annual Meeting. Current individual ACHA members at a member school save over $230 on registration rates versus registering as a non-member.

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ACHA Webinar: 2018 National Report on Queer-Spectrum and Trans-Spectrum Student Experience

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
2:00 pm–3:30 pm ET

This webinar will review findings from the 2018 Queer-Spectrum and Trans-Spectrum Student Experiences in American Higher Education white paper convened by the Tyler Clementi Center at Rutgers University. The meta-analysis examined responses from 66,208 queer-spectrum students and 6,607 trans-spectrum students participating in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), the ACHA National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA), the Student Experience in the Research University Survey (SERU), the CIRP Freshman and other surveys from the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI).



Session Recording Now Available!

2018 College Health and Wellness Leadership and Innovations Summit October 8-9, 2018
Cloyd Heck Marvin Center 
George Washington University

This event was a high-impact gathering of student health and wellness professionals, higher education officials, and policy leaders, all convening to discuss student well-being.

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News and Announcements

ACHA News, Programs, and Services

Update: Concerns for Colleges Promoting to Students Short-Term Limited Duration Insurance or Other Plans that Are Not Compliant with the Affordable Care Act

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently issued regulations for short-term limited duration insurance (STLDI), and these regulations make it clear that colleges cannot offer STLDI as student health insurance coverage. ACHA has received inquiries on whether offering students the recently authorized short-term limited duration insurance (STLDI) could be a viable option for colleges and has published this update to provide guidance to schools on the topic of STLDI plans. View the update here [pdf].

ACHA Endorses Letter Opposing a Proposed Change to the Federal Definition of Gender

On November 29, 2018, the American Council on Education sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services expressing serious concerns about the reported proposal to narrow the legal definition of gender under Title IX as determined solely by someone's genitalia at birth. ACHA was joined by more than 25 other organizations in their support of the statement. View the letter here.

Announcing 17 New Online CE Programs!

The complete set of conference recordings from ACHA 2018 is now available for purchase—17 of the sessions included in this package are now eligible for CE Credit at no additional fee! In addition to CME, CHES, and MCHES credits, CNE credit is now available for all 17 of these new programs.

Now Accepting Applicants for ACHA's College Health and Wellness Professional (CHWP) Certification Program

Gain leadership skills relevant to your area of expertise and enhance your ability to support your institution in fulfilling its mission through enrollment in ACHA's Leadership Institute. Find out more and enroll today.

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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  • 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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