Back to ACHA.ORG

The recognized voice of expertise in college health

Turn to the ACHA Education Center for professional development so you can learn – and earn CE credit – when and where it’s convenient for you.


  • Gender Minority College Student Mental Health & the Impact of Higher Education Policies

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 10/29/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    This session will share findings from a nationally representative study that provides unprecedented data about the mental health of U.S. college students who are gender minority (young people whose gender identity differs from their sex assigned at birth). We’ll share evidence of stark mental health inequities and explore mental health variation across subgroups of gender minority students. Finally, we’ll discuss new research regarding the impact of higher education policies on gender minority mental health.

  • Exploring the Intersection of Law, Clinical Practice & Ethical Standards with Limited Resources

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/01/2020

    This webinar will address the complexity of two increasingly common interventions: emotional-support animals and leaves of absence.

  • Building a Comprehensive, Sustainable Campus Suicide Prevention Program Using a Public Health Approach

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/30/2020

    To address the critical issue of suicide among college students, it is important to consider expanding our traditional scope of mental health services and implement a comprehensive approach that reaches the broader campus culture as well as students who are at risk. This workshop will highlight and explore strategies and best practices associated with building comprehensive, sustainable suicide prevention programs within college and university settings. Drawing from several conceptual models that have informed comprehensive and successful suicide prevention programs, we will explore prevention and intervention strategies informed by the public health approach and will examine the ways in which campus suicide prevention programs can establish a solid framework that will help them operate with a clear mission and focus, a safe, integrated, and effective service model, and a strong and sustainable core.

  • Herb and Dietary Supplement Use Among College Students

    Contains 7 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/29/2020

    In February 2019, the FDA announced strengthening its oversight of the dietary supplement industry as “explosive growth” has resulted in risks to consumers. This is especially worrisome at the collegiate level since studies suggest up to 70% of young adults report using herbs and dietary supplements. This session will highlight popular products and usage among college students, top reasons for use, and safety and pharmacology. Additionally, we will discuss how to interpret Supplement Facts Labels.

  • The ACHA-NCHA at 20: A Look at Where We've Been

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/23/2020

    As we celebrate 20 years of the ACHA-NCHA, this program will present data trends from the NCHA II (Fall 2008 – Spring 2019) and update progress on Healthy Campus 2020 objectives.

  • Cannabis, THC, and CBD: A Paradigm Shift from Recreational to Medical Use

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/22/2020

    The vast majority of cannabis use remains recreational, but an increasing number of patients use cannabis and its constituents to manage chronic medical conditions. There remain few resources to researchers and clinicians to evaluate and recommend cannabis in safe and effective routes and doses. This session will provide an overview of the current legal landscape, evidence base, and current research to shift how we approach cannabis evaluation and educational efforts.

  • ACHA Connected College Health Network (CCHN) Data Warehouse

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/17/2020

    The Connected College Health Network is the ACHA data warehouse project whose goal is to bring together sources of information about college student health and healthcare to better inform college health professionals, institutions of higher education, and policy makers. Now in it's third year, the CCHN has successful piloted collecting institutional health center data and linking it to institutional information from the department of education, National college health assessment data, and clinical coding data. An overview of the project and initial reports will be presented.

  • An Interdisciplinary Approach to Meeting ACHA Healthy Campus 2020/2030 Objectives by Utilizing the Exercise is Medicine® on Campus Model

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/15/2020

    ACHA-NCHAII data indicate that most college students in the United States (US) do not engage in physical activity levels sufficient to meet national recommendations. With 230 colleges and universities nationwide now participating in the American College of Sports Medicine Exercise is Medicine® on Campus initiative, approximately 80 currently implement the physical activity vital sign (PAVS) and provide exercise referral and prescription. Campus-wide interprofessional collaboration for further adoption of EIM®OC and implementation success are discussed.

  • Update on Hypertension Screening and Management in the Young Adult

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/08/2020

    Hypertension leads to significant morbidity and mortality. Recent guidelines redefined stages of hypertension by lowering systolic and diastolic pressure. This diagnostic change will increase the prevalence of hypertension in young adults, age 18 to 39, in whom an estimated 30-40% will now reach diagnostic criteria for hypertension. Successful management of these patients may help decrease cardiovascular events later in life. A summary of the guidelines will be presented, along with diagnosis and treatment recommendations.

  • Transgender Care in College Health

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/02/2020

    This program will provide an overview of transgender healthcare to enhance fluency and competence with gender affirmative practices. Will discuss aspects of gender identity and factors affecting the health and safety of transgender individuals, and provide practical guidelines for creating an open and inclusive health care environment. Will review treatment guidelines for hormonal therapy and surgery and include case studies. This program will provide an overview of transgender healthcare to enhance fluency and competence with gender affirmative practices.