ACHA 2018 Annual Meeting: Pre-Conference Workshops Announced!

We are excited to bring you 14 Pre-Conference Workshops to ACHA 2018! Click here for a full listing including abstracts and presenters.

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ACHA 2018 Blog: Continuing Education Committee: Behind the Scenes

One vital step that happens between a program being chosen for the meeting and the presentation in May is the meeting of the minds that is the Continuing Education Committee. The committee consists of 13 dedicated college health professionals tasked with assigning each session credit.... Click Here for More


Session Recordings Now Available: ACHA Mental Health Symposium

Crisis on Campus: Addressing the Rising Mental Health Demands of our Nation’s Students

November 13, 2017
George Washington University
Washington, DC

ACHA is bringing together university leaders, mental health experts, public policy leaders, students, and philanthropists to begin a national dialogue on developing an actionable blueprint for addressing the mental health crisis on campus.

View each panel and session of the recorded symposium here.

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News and Announcements

ACHA News, Programs, and Services

New ACHA Toolkit on Sexual and Relationship Violence

In its new toolkit, Sexual and Relationship Violence: A Trauma-Informed Approach, ACHA recommends a trauma-informed framework to address the impacts of trauma on campus community members and has tailored this guidance specifically to the field of college health and wellness.

Could you be the next Editor-in-Chief of Journal of American College Health?

Journal of American College Health is looking for a new Editor-in-Chief, who is actively working within the field of college health, such as clinical medicine, health promotion, mental health or counselling services, as well as possessing the passion to drive the journal forward in an exciting period of change. It is a high-profile position requiring a time commitment that is significant but that can be successfully incorporated into a busy academic career. Read the full job description here.

ACHA Statement on Tax Reform And Impact On Tuition Waivers

ACHA expresses concern over the possible repeal of the tax exemption of tuition waivers for graduate students serving as teaching and research assistants. This exemption is critical to provide the financial stability needed for many students to complete their educational goals. Read the full statement here.

ACHA Connect: New Online Community for Members!

ACHA Connect, the new online member community for ACHA members, will help you to connect with other members, participate in discussion groups, share resources and collaborate on ACHA projects. We are excited to introduce you to this new user-friendly platform to foster these conversations.

ACHA Leadership Institute

ACHA is pleased to announce the new ACHA Leadership Institute. As part of this new initiative, college health and wellness professionals will be able to pursue a robust series of courses leading to a brand new certification – the College Health and Wellness Professional (CHWP). Applications are now being accepted for enrollment in the CHWP program. For more details and to apply, visit Leadership Institute.

Members: Share Your Career Moves with Us!

Are you moving to a new position in or out of college health and wellness? Are you retiring? Or did you acquire a new degree or certification? Let us know by filling out this online form! Your career move will be included in the quarterly member newsletter, Action, so that others in the college health and wellness field can see what you're up to!

ACHA Member Spotlight

Nominate yourself, your institution, or another member for one of our monthly spotlights! Share your story with your colleagues, inspire future college health and wellness professionals, and strengthen awareness of the profession and association. Each month we'll highlight an individual and institutional member in our weekly newsletter and online. Fill out the member spotlight questionnaire for a chance to be featured.

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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