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AAAHC: Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care

Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care

The Health Center for Student Care, a department of Campus Health, has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Accreditation distinguishes this health center from many other outpatient facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.

Status as an accredited organization means Tulane Campus Health has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care set by AAAHC. More than 5,000 ambulatory health care organizations across the United States are accredited by AAAHC. Not all ambulatory health care organizations seek accreditation; not all that undergo the rigorous on-site survey process are granted accreditation.

American College Health Association Institution Member

ACHA Institutional Member

Healthy Campus 2020 provides a framework for improving the overall health status on campuses nationwide. Through the collaborative efforts of health, academic, student affairs, and administrative colleagues, institutions of higher education can foster healthy environments and behaviors.

The Jed & Clinton Health Matters Campus Program

Jed & Clinton Health Matters Campus Program (2015)

The Campus Program is a nationwide initiative designed to help colleges and universities promote emotional well-being and mental health, reduce substance abuse and prevent suicide among their students.

In order to provide Tulane students with the best possible mental health care, the university joined the Jed & Clinton Health Matters Campus Program, a nationwide initiative that helps colleges and universities attend to the emotional well-being of their students.

In 2015 Tulane entered into a four-year commitment to The Health Matters Campus Program, which pairs the expertise of the Jed Foundation, a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting emotional health and preventing suicide among college students, and the Clinton Health Matters Initiative, which works to improve the health of people throughout the United States.

JedCampus Member

JED Campus (2013)

Tulane University was awarded the JedCampus Seal from The Jed Foundation, a leading organization working to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college and university students. The seal recognizes schools that exhibit comprehensive mental health promotion and suicide prevention programming on campus.

To earn the seal, Tulane took a voluntary self-assessment reviewing its campus mental health and suicide prevention programming. The Jed Foundation then compared the school"s responses to its recommended practices as well as those of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center. As part of this process, Tulane received confidential feedback designed to enhance programming and resources. 

Tulane also plans to expand its suicide prevention and mental health programs with a recently awarded federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grant. The three-year, $300,000 grant will fund a campus coordinator for suicide prevention training programs and increased outreach efforts.

Since 2010, Tulane has implemented programs to train staff, students and other campus role models how to spot early warning signs that someone may be in distress. The training outlines how to candidly talk about mental health issues and how to intervene to get students help before they are in crisis.