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Health Research

Tulane University is dedicated to best practices and evidence-based research. In order to assess the health of our community quantitatively, Tulane University conducts research to collect data. This research helps inform everything we do, from policy to program development. Tulane collects data on the health and wellness of its students through two comprehensive surveys. This research helps Campus Health prioritize programs and services. 

National College Health Assessment (NCHA-II)
The NCHA-II is a web-based survey that is conducted every two years and is a partnership between Campus Health and the American College Health Association. Distributed to a random sample of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, the survey helps gather information about student perceptions and behaviors related to a comprehensive spectrum of health issues. The NCHA-II survey allows Campus Health to assess the impact of our programs and provide students with targeted health interventions and new services. This survey is completed every other year with the most recent data collection from November 17, 2016. View an NCHA sample survey.

Healthy Minds Survey
The Healthy Minds Survey (HMS) is an anonymous study conducted every two years at Tulane. This survey seeks to examine mental health and related issues (depression, anxiety, substance abuse), as well as service utilization among students on our campus. The study has a special emphasis on understanding service utilization and help-seeking behavior, including factors such as stigma, knowledge, and the role of peers and other potential gatekeepers. Campus Health uses the information provided by students to guide our planning, programming, and services related to mental well-being. Learn more about the Healthy Minds Survey.