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Partner-Supported Projects and Resources

ACHF is working to partner with non-profit organizations, foundations, and corporations to create a series of materials to benefit students and college health professionals. Here you will find a list of the resources that have been created in partnership with other entities. The Foundation is grateful for the opportunity to partner with other organizations that prioritize college health and student well-being.

Is there a specific type of resource or topic that you would like to have more information about? Email ACHF@acha.org with your ideas.

Are you a non-profit organization, foundation, or corporation looking to create resources for college health professionals or students? Email ACHF@acha.org to schedule a call to discuss how we can work together to ensure a healthy future for college students.

Available Publications and Resources 

Well-Being in a College Campus Setting: A Partnership with Aetna Student Health

The American College Health Foundation, with support from Aetna Student Health, has embarked on a multi-year project to explore well-being on college and university campuses. This project aims to examine the current state of the emerging field of well-being, including innovative approaches and strategies to promoting and measuring well-being across all campus constituencies, including faculty, students, and staff.

  • The Influence of Environmental Factors, Including Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, on the Emotional Well-Being of Students, Staff, and Faculty is a further analysis of data collected from the ACHF Emotional Well-Being Survey fielded in spring and fall 2021. Published September 2022. Learn more.
  • Measuring Well-Being in a College Campus Setting is a white paper that describes the process of creating the ACHF Emotional Well-Being Survey tool as well as some preliminary findings from a pilot run of the survey. Published August 2021. Learn more.
  • Framing Well-Being in a College Campus Setting is a white paper that examines the state of the field of well-being at a diverse sample of institutions of higher education. Published December 2019. Learn more.

Understanding Vaccine Coverage on College Campuses 2.0: A Research Partnership with Pfizer, Inc.

September 2022

This updated version of the 2020 survey was fielded again in order to capture 2021-2022 vaccine data in an effort to improve the knowledge base for vaccine completion rates and overall vaccine coverage among U.S. college and university students. The American College Health Foundation project team updated the vaccine coverage survey to include COVID-19 related vaccine data questions. The survey, administered from December 2021 through February 2022 also collected data related to campus vaccine policies, enforcement, exemptions, collection, and verification. A report of the findings is available to download. Special thanks to Pfizer, Inc for their financial support of this project.

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Understanding Vaccine Coverage on College Campuses: A Research Partnership with Pfizer, Inc.

February 2021

In an effort to improve the knowledge base for vaccine completion rates and overall vaccine coverage among U.S. college and university students, ACHF, with support from Pfizer, Inc, created a vaccine coverage survey. This survey, administered from August through October 2020 collected data on vaccines recommended for adolescent/young adult college students by ACIP, including HBV, HPV, Influenza, MenACWY, MenB, MMR, Td/Tdap, and varicella vaccines as well as vaccine policies, enforcement, and staffing. Additional COVID-19 related policy questions were added to meet the current moment. A report of the findings is available to download. A second administration of the survey is expected to occur in July 2021.

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Utilizing Social Media to Increase HPV Vaccination: A Partnership with Merck

February 2021

According to the CDC, more than half of adolescents have not started or completed the HPV vaccine series. ACHF has partnered with Merck to create two social media toolkits and an infographic intended to increase awareness about the importance of HPV vaccination among young adults and their families. These social media images for use with students and families are available in the ACHA Store.

Step-by-Step Guide on Implementing Sexual Health Care Best Practices: A Partnership with Hologic

December 2020

ACHF, with financial support from Hologic, created a new toolkit Implementation Guide for Best Practices in Sexual Health in College Settings to provide a framework for organizational assessment and development. The toolkit includes a color-coded system for health promotion, clinical care, and shared responsibilities to determine areas of strength and weakness on your campus. The toolkit can be used to create and advocate for a sexual health-promoting campus environment that is student-centered, accessible, and inclusive.

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Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Provider Education: A Partnership with Gilead Sciences, Inc.

November/December 2020

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Provider Education: A Partnership with Gilead Sciences, Inc. Acknowledging that campus health professionals are well positioned to help guide young adults at risk of acquiring HIV towards healthy choices, ACHF partnered with Gilead Sciences, Inc. to create several new pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) publications for use by campus health service staff. The brochures were reviewed and vetted by a team of highly regarded ACHA members who specialize in campus sexual health promotion and clinical care. Most of these documents are now available for download through the ACHA Online store at no cost.

  • Advancing Access: This short handout provides information to providers and health care staff about Gilead’s Patient Assistance Program so that they can help their students enroll. This handout was developed in partnership with Gilead Sciences, Inc. Request copies.
  • Student Access Card: This handout is meant to be given directly to students who are enrolling in Gilead’s Patient Assistance Program on their own. It specifically addresses some of the confidentiality concerns common among college students. This card was developed with financial support from Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • PrEP Medication Comparison for College Health Professionals: This printable pdf outlines the differences between the two most common PrEP medications. This document was developed with financial support from Gilead Sciences, Inc.  

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

January 2019

Developed in partnership with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, this brochure provides education for health care providers and includes a brief overview, treatment considerations for college students, insulin and technology information, nutrition and exercise considerations, sick day planning, and more. Download a free copy of the brochure through the ACHA Store.

Protecting Students from MenB: A Partnership with Pfizer

August 2018

ACHF, in partnership with Pfizer, has developed two educational brochures for key stakeholders to bridge the gap of knowledge regarding MenB and MenB vaccines. These materials were developed specifically for college students and campus health professionals/administrators.

   

Projects In Progress

Addressing Well-Being on Campuses: A Partnership with UnitedHealthcare Student Resources

ACHA-NCHA data continue to show worrisome mental well-being trends among college students. In an effort to address these concerns, UnitedHealthcare Student Resources group and ACHF agreed to a three-year partnership to create an online resilience tool for students. This tool, entitled “Wellstart,” is a fully animated, four-part modular program focusing on core issues facing students: transition to college, loneliness, identity, and stress. A strategies library is also included. The Wellstart program is currently being piloted and is available to campuses for free through fall 2022. For more information or to bring Wellstart to your campus, contact rbuchsbaum@acha.org.

Best Practices in Campus Travel Health: A Partnership with Valneva

With the increase in study abroad programs meant to enhance students’ global competencies and prepare them for a increasingly connected work environment, IHEs are sending nearly 350,000 students a year overseas. Additionally, students, staff, and faculty often travel for other purposes, including leisure, faith-based experiences, and more. Given all these factors, the need for quality travel health services for IHE travelers has increased significantly in the past two decades and should continue to grow. In response, travel health programs are becoming increasingly common in college health and well-being settings. The goal of this whitepaper, made possible with financial support from Valneva, will discuss travel health topics that are (1) either unique or very common in IHE settings and/or (2) have not been widely dealt with in other publications. The authors will provide vetted, widely recognized resources in the field of travel health to advance the quality of college travel health services. The final paper will also include appendices and checklists for practicing college health professionals. This paper is expected to be completed by November 2022.


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