American College Health Association (ACHA)




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ACHA National Election: Slate of Candidates

The 2020 ACHA National Election will be conducted via the ACHA website March 20–April 20, 2020. View the slate of candidates for officers of the association, regional representatives on the Board of Directors, and section officers.

ACHA Signs Letter of Support for H.R. 2339

ACHA joins 75 other national organizations in support of H.R. 2339, the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019. Read the letter here.

Join Us In Celebrating ACHA’s 100th Anniversary!

This year, ACHA turns 100, and we’re excited to introduce a brand new ACHA logo, which underwent a redesign in celebration of our 100-year anniversary! Check out our new anniversary website, featuring achievements from the past 100 years, an interactive timeline, and information on the upcoming anniversary celebration which will take place during the 2020 Annual Meeting in Chicago.

Healthy Students: Our Gift to the Future

As we celebrate 100 years of ACHA, we invite you to join the ACHF Capital Campaign to transform the future of student health and well-being. The American College Health Foundation seeks to create resources with life-enhancing potentials and programs to support the health and well-being of 19 million college students, and help college health workers adapt to our changing times. You can help us plant the seeds of success!

Learn more.

Framing Well-Being in a College Campus Setting: A Partnership with Aetna Student Health

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.

ACHA Mumps Outbreak Toolkit

With assistance from the CDC, ACHA has developed a “Mumps Outbreak Toolkit”—now complete with talking points, social media tools, and an infographic—to assist schools in providing information to students regarding MMR vaccine, especially in the event of a mumps outbreak on campus.

Download the toolkit here.

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