ERIC Number: EJ697039
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
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The American College Health Association National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA), Spring 2003 Reference Group Report
Journal of American College Health, v53 n5 p199 Mar 2005
Assessing and understanding the health needs and capacities of college students is paramount to creating healthy campus communities. The American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA) is a survey instrument developed by the American College Health Association (ACHA) in 1998 to assist institutions of higher education in achieving this goal. The ACHA-NCHA contains approximately 300 questions assessing student health status and health problems, risk and protective behaviors, access to health information, impediments to academic performance, and perceived norms across a variety of content areas, including injury prevention; personal safety and violence; alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use; sexual health; weight, nutrition, and exercise; and mental health. Twice a year, ACHA compiles aggregate data from institutions using the ACHA-NCHA to provide a reference group for data comparison. A portion of the data from the Spring 2003 Reference Group is provided in this article for use by professionals, researchers, institutions, departments, and organizations invested in advancing the health of college students.
Descriptors: Drug Use, Safety, Prevention, College Students, Reference Groups, Health Needs, Health Behavior, Health Conditions, Health Promotion, Mental Health
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States