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ACHF and Aetna Well-Being Projects

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.

NEW! Measuring Well-Being In A College Campus Setting

August 2021

ACHF is proud to announce the release of "Measuring Well-Being in a College Campus Setting," a white paper created with support from Aetna Student Health. This paper describes the process of creating the new ACHF Emotional Well-Being Survey tool as well as some preliminary findings from a pilot run of the survey that took place in the 2021 spring semester. A second administration of the survey will take place this fall semester.

If your campus is interested in administering this free survey to students, faculty and staff, please contact Alex Phelan.

A report of the findings can be found here.

Webinar: Measuring Emotional Well-Being: Taking a Whole-Campus Approach 

Recorded May 12, 2021

View slides here.

Framing Well-Being in a College Campus Setting

December 2019

The American College Health Foundation, with generous sponsorship from Aetna Student Health, has published a white paper entitled "Framing Well-Being in a College Campus Setting." The purpose of this project was to examine the state of the field of well-being at a diverse sample of institutions of higher education. Looking at well-being initiatives through the lens of both student and employee stakeholders, the researchers reveal new trends in creating cultures of care on campus. This paper presents major themes, lessons learned, and questions for the future of well-being and is appropriate for campuses looking to explore the transition from a health and wellness paradigm to a more holistic approach to campus well-being. 

Download a free copy of the whitepaper [pdf].

ACHA Members: Apply for Funding for Your Project!

ACHA Individual and Institutional Members are eligible for ACHF funding. Learn how to apply.