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Research Study

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Interest in a healthy environment in higher education has grown over the last decade. Administrators, practitioners, faculty, and students are becoming increasingly concerned about the health and health-related costs that affect the quality of student and academic life within the campus community.

In 1998 the American College Health Association initiated a survey to address a broad range of health, risk, and protective behaviors, consequences of behavior, and perceptions among students. The survey also assesses illness and effects of selected health conditions on academic performance.

This Executive Summary highlights results of the ACHA-NCHA survey for NCHA Spring 2004 for Saint Cloud State University.