American College Health Association


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American College Health Association

A national network of health care professionals who provide services to, advocate for, and research health care concerns of college students and others who work in academia.
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In an effort to improve compliance, the 2011 American College Health Association guidelines suggest that university officials develop and implement a well-publicized reporting system for tobacco-free policy violations.
The American College Health Association survey of 16,832 students in the fall of 2005 found that 44% of college women and 35% of college men felt so depressed that they found it difficult to function at least one or two times in the past 12 months.
SOURCES: AMERICAN COLLEGE HEALTH ASSOCIATION, NATIONAL COLLEGE HEALTH ASSESSMENT; REFERENCE GROUP DATABASE FALL 2003.
Alan Glass, President, American College Health Association and Director, Habif Health Center at Washington University in St.
Through Healthy Campus 2020, the American College Health Association (ACHA) has set forth objectives addressing improvements in health status, risk reduction, public and professional awareness of prevention, delivery of health services, protective measures, surveillance, and evaluation, expressed in terms of measurable targets to be achieved by the year 2020.
Governmental agencies, like the Department of Juvenile Justice, the American College Health Association, and employers who want a basic background check routinely submit their medical students, employees, and volunteers for fingerprint background checks.
We think campuses will be the first places that get hit by the disease in a given community, because most campuses have student populations that come from geographically diverse populations," said James Turner, MD, executive director for student health at the University of Virginia and president of the American College Health Association.
Healthy Campus 2010, another initiative by the American College Health Association (ACHA, 2006), establishes objectives for promoting health and wellness on college campuses.
The move made sense for FSU, which in 2004 adopted the Healthy Campus 2010 initiative through the American College Health Association, of which Sacher is president-elect.
According to a fail 2003 survey of college students conducted by the American College Health Association, students at two-year colleges reported having "attempted suicide one or more times" during the previous year at a rate 2 percent higher than students at four-year colleges, and 12 percent more two-year students reported having "seriously considered suicide seven or more times" within the preceding 12-month period.
The campaign is a collaborative effort of the American College Health Association (ACHA), the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), MTV, National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD), and Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), with technical consultation provided by the U.
According to data from the American College Health Association, the top five threats to academic performance are stress; a cold, flu or sore throat; sleep difficulties; concerns for friends or family; and depression.
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