This page is an index of ACHA and other resources on this topic. Resources include association projects, programs, publications, guidelines, and more. Additional information may be available under “External Resources.”

ACHA Resources

Student Learning Outcomes 
Results of the ACHA Fall 2010 survey, background information, definitions, examples of SLOs, and resources.

Section Needs Assessments
Visit your section page to see the results of past needs assessments or participate in current needs assessments [members only]. 

ACHA Programs

ACHA-National College Health AssessmentThe ACHA-National College Health Assessment is a nationally recognized research survey that provides current, relevant, and precise data about students’ health habits, behaviors, and perceptions. Data from this survey covers smoking habits, contraception use, mental health issues, relationship difficulties, sexual behaviors, exercise habits, preventive health practices, perceptions of drug and alcohol use, and more. Data also includes Impediments to Academic Performance (see "Data Highlights").

The Patient Satisfaction Assessment Service gauges patient satisfaction and provides insight into the quality and performance of a college or university health service. Accreditation processes typically entail some form of organizational self-assessment of quality of care or services. The ACHA-PSAS can provide this self-assessment.

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.

External Resources

ACHA thanks its committee, coalition, task force, and section volunteers for providing resources and links concerning this topic. ACHA does not endorse or accept responsibility for the content or use of external websites.

College Health Surveillance Network
The College Health Surveillance Network (CHSN) is the first ever college health database using electronic medical records. Funded by the CDC, the CHSN is gathering health information on over 600,000 students from 19 colleges across the US, giving a clearer picture of student utilization of college health services.  

Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS)
CAS has been the pre-eminent force for promoting standards in student affairs, student services, and student development programs since its inception in 1979. The CAS Professional Standards for Higher Education (7th edition) is available at the CAS website.

CAS Standards  [ACHA members only]
The following standards are developed through a consensus model of member associations and other experts, including ACHA.

  • CAS General Standards 
  • CAS Standards: Alcohol and Other Drug Programs
  • CAS Standards: Clinical Health Services
  • CAS Standards: Counseling Services
  • CAS Standards: Health Promotion Services