ACHA Strategic Plan

About the Strategic Plan

ACHA elected and appointed leaders, and the association's paid professional staff, bear a fiduciary responsibility to the organization. The association places upon them a special trust and confidence, expecting that they shall make decisions and act solely on behalf and in the best interests of the organization in their leadership or staff support capacity. Integral to that responsibility is the requirement for careful and responsible management of all association resources; therefore, wise stewardship must accompany implementation of this strategic plan and its various elements. It is acknowledged that underpinning all association activity is its requirement to be perpetually sustained; without the requisite infrastructure and resources, the organization cannot exist to serve members and advance the health of college students. Accordingly, manageable expenses and reasonable revenues represent important, and indeed necessary, considerations for any of the activity envisioned herein, and the financial health of the association shall be deemed as paramount. Membership strength and growth are implicit throughout; hence, all activities shall be pursued in the context of their value-added proposition to members.


Health and well-being are foundational to college student success. ACHA's vision is to be the recognized voice of expertise in college health.


To serve as the principal leadership organization for advancing the health of college students and campus communities through advocacy, education, and research. 

ACHA creates and supports an environment where students, faculty, and staff thrive by:

  • Committing to diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and accessibility and an evolving approach for continued support of DEIJA in college health and well-being.
  • Building greater acceptance and recognition of the critical role of college health and well-being in building healthy campuses.
  • Sharing knowledge between multiple disciplines with a unified focus of advancing the health and well-being of college students and  their communities.
  • Developing  multi-faceted, data-driven, whole-person approaches to holistic campus health and well-being in collaboration with their communities.
  • Focusing on inclusive and evolving research, education, networking, and advocacy to achieve these outcomes.


Strategic Initiative 1: Growing equity, diversity, inclusion, justice, and accessibility (DEIJA)

Strategic Initiative 2: Promoting the unique value of college health and well-being throughout the higher education ecosystem

Strategic Initiative 3: Advancing a holistic and collaborative approach to well-being on college campuses

Strategic Initiative 4: Delivering innovative and actionable intelligence to help guide decisionmakers