Highlights from Washington

Meeting Attendees . . .

Connected with over 2,000 colleagues
There were plenty of opportunities for networking, including the Newcomers’ Orientation, Coalition Meetings, Section and Affiliate Networking Meetings, Opening Reception: Celebrating Diversity, and the new ACHA Celebrates!

Expanded their knowledge through 150 educational sessions
In addition to the wide array of general sessions, meeting attendees benefitted from the insights of Keynote Speaker Anne Schuchat, MD (RADM, USPHS) from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Dorosin Memorial Lecture Speaker Andres De Los Reyes, PhD from the University of Maryland; and Presidential Session Speaker Jake Olson.

Interacted in one of our 14 pre-conference workshops
ACHA’s Pre-Conference Workshops allowed participants to take a deep dive into topics that are critical to success in college health. We were excited this year to offer such a comprehensive offering of interactive, intensive training.

Expected to make a change as a result of the meeting – according to 93% of survey respondents
And of these respondents, 26% said they would be making significant changes. Just think of the positive impact that will have on the health and wellness of the college student population!

Experienced 2 innovative ways of learning
Attendees participated in two unique initiatives this year: the Rising Leaders Coffee Hour and One-on-One Mentoring Sessions, which were both great opportunities to hear challenges and success stories from your peers. Also available were nearly 50 poster displays showcasing best practices in programming and exciting new research taking place on campuses across the country.

Engaged with more than 100 ACHA volunteer leaders from across the country
Volunteer leaders are the lifeblood of ACHA. Meeting attendees were encouraged to attend an ACHA coalition or committee meeting in addition to their section or affiliate meeting – these groups are working hard to make an impact on the field of college health and wellness.

Earned up to 25 CE credits
The meeting was truly a multi-disciplinary event! Each year, the ACHA Annual Meeting offers continuing education credit relevant to certified health education specialists, dietitians, health information management professionals, nurses and nurse practitioners, pharmacists, physicians and physician assistants, psychologists, and social workers.

Explored resources offered by more than 75 companies
92% of survey respondents reported visiting the bustling Exhibit Hall at least once, and 65% of them said they would be making use of a vendor’s resource, product, or service as a result!


We hope to see you all next year at the ACHA 2019 Annual Meeting in Denver, CO!

We extend our
congratulations to . . .

New ACHA Fellow and 2018 ACHA Awards Recipients

2018 Poster Awards Winners  

ACHA Raffle and the Exhibits Visitor Raffle Winners  

A huge thank you goes to . . .

Our meeting sponsors: the American College Health Foundation, CHP Student Health, Aenta, BrainScope, Afaxys Pharma, Relation Insurance, UnitedHealthcare StudentResources, and Southern College Health Association

Members of the 2018 Program Planning Committee

Members of the 2017-2018 Board of Directors

Affiliate presidents; section chairs; coalition, committee, and task force chairs

Session presenters and co-presenters

Session presiders and facilitators


ACHA 2018 Blog: Meeting Highlights

The ACHA 2018 Annual Meeting took place in Washington, DC on May 28-June 2. The ACHA National Office staff welcomed over 2,000 college health and wellness professionals to our backyard for an extraordinary opportunity to join colleagues from across the country to unite, lead, and transform the lives of the nation’s 20 million college students.... Click Here for More