National College Health Assessment

From: Sandy Welsh, Vice-Provost, Students
Date: January 29, 2016
Re: National College Health Assessment

The National College Health Assessment (NCHA) will launch at the University of Toronto on Thursday January 28, 2016 until Saturday February 13, 2016 (for undergraduate students) and Monday, March 21, 2016 until Saturday April 9, 2016 (for graduate students). I would be grateful for your help in encouraging all students who receive an invite to participate in this significant North America-wide survey.

The NCHA provides us with U of T and Canada-wide data on the health experiences, behaviours, and perceptions of our students and is instrumental in our work around supporting student health and wellness. It was last administered in 2013. For further information on the NCHA, please visit their website.

The NCHA results will be used as a significant part of our evaluation on progress around the Mental Health Framework and will be valuable for both the University of Toronto and its divisions in identifying and addressing the health and wellness need of our students.

You can help by implementing some or all of the following actions to raise awareness amongst your faculty members, staff, and students to encourage students to participate in the survey:

  • Post the promotional posters in areas visible to students;
  • Announce the survey as an information item before and during the survey’s run at your meetings in February and March;
  • Encourage faculty to announce the survey during lectures and tutorials;
  • Include a promotional poster in lecture slides;
  • Post an announcement about the survey on Blackboard.

Thank you for your assistance promoting the NCHA survey. If you have any questions, please contact:
Jeff Burrow
Manager, Assessment & Analysis (Student Life)