In order to advance the field of college health, ACHA has created
numerous policy guidelines, recommendations, and position statements to
assist college health professionals in developing and sustaining strong
and high quality health programming, health care, and health services
in support of college students and their institutions.
The following guidelines and recommendations are available
to download in pdf format, or copies may be obtained by contacting ACHA
at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also see ACHA's Position Statements.
Addressing Sexual and Relationship Violence on College and University Campuses [pdf]
Best Practices for Sensitive Exams [pdf]
Best Practices for Sexual Health Promotion and Clinical Care in College Health Settings [pdf]
Considerations for Reopening Institutions of Higher Education in the COVID-19 Era [pdf] (posted May 7, 2020)
Cultural Competency Statement [pdf]
Drug Education and Testing of Student Athletes [pdf]
Emergency Planning Guidelines for Campus Health Services: An All-Hazards Approach [pdf]
General Statement of Ethical Principles and Guidelines [pdf]
Guidelines for Hiring Health Promotion Professionals in Higher Education [pdf]
HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis [pdf]
Immunization Recommendations for College Students [pdf]
Opioid Prescribing in College Health [pdf]
Outsourcing of College Health Programs: Discussion Points [pdf]
Position Statement on Tobacco on College and University Campuses [pdf]
Preparing for COVID-19 [pdf] (posted March 3, 2020)
Sanctions Procedure [pdf]
Scope of Practice for the Registered Nurse in College Health [pdf]
Standards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education [pdf]
Standards for Student Health Insurance Coverage [pdf]
Supporting Vulnerable Campus Populations
During the COVID-19 Pandemic [pdf] (posted August 20, 2020)
Trans-Inclusive College Health Programs [pdf]
Tuberculosis Screening and Targeted Testing of College and University Students [pdf]
Guidelines and recommendations from other organizations may be available in the "College Health Topics" section.
ACHA white papers serve as authoritative educational guides that address college health issues and how to solve them.
The following white papers are currently available:
ACHF partnered with non-profit organizations, foundations, and corporations to create a series of materials to benefit students and college health professionals.
Access these resources here.