Individual Membership Organizations

The AHA's Individual Membership Organizations are here to assist you with specialized tools, services and educational opportunities tailored for your unique role. Become a member of one of the societies below to enrich your professional skills and capabilities.

Professional Membership Groups

Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE)

AHE is the membership community of choice for health care environmental services; providing education, information, and resources necessary for its members to be the recognized authority for strategic leadership in cleaning and disinfection, environmental infection prevention, waste management and laundry operations.

Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM)

AHRMM is the premier membership group for health care supply chain professionals. AHRMM strives to provide the education, information, and resources necessary for its members to remain at the top of their field.

Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals (AHVRP)

AHVRP, a professional membership group of the AHA, is the premier professional membership society for health care volunteer services, retail operations and related support services disciplines.

American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE)

ASHE members form a community of essential partners and leaders in the field collaborating to create an optimal environment for patient healing through health care planning, design, construction and facility management.

American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA)

ASHHRA represents the human side of health care and leads the way for human resources professionals to become more effective, valued, and credible leaders in the health care field.

American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM)

The American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) has approximately 6,000 members representing health care risk management, patient safety, risk financing and other related professions.

Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development (SHSMD)

SHSMD is the preeminent professional organization leading, connecting, and serving professionals at all levels of the health care strategy disciplines: marketing, public relations, communications, strategic planning, physician relations and business development.

Other Individual Membership Organizations

American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL)

The American Organization of Nursing Leadership (AONL), a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association, provides education and thought leadership for emerging nurse leaders, nurse managers, nurse directors and nurse executives.

AHA Physician Alliance

The AHA Physician Alliance strengthens the voice of physician leaders in health policy and practice while providing tools and resources to lead well, be well and care well. Connecting hospital and health system leadership through education, technical assistance and collaboratively advancing excellence in the health of patients, their families, and communities, the Alliance is the place for physicians to unite in leadership.

Association for Community Health Improvement (ACHI)

The Association for Community Health Improvement, an affiliate of the American Hospital Association and the Health Research & Educational Trust, is the premier national association for community health, community benefit and population health professionals. We provide educational resources and tools, professional development and networking opportunities to help health leaders expand their knowledge and enhance their performance in achieving community health goals.

The Institute for Diversity and Health Equity

As the only organization devoted exclusively to managing health equity, diversity and inclusion in the health care field, the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity is in a unique position to help your organization plan for a more diverse future while providing the tools to meet today’s challenges. Its resources are available to AHA institutional members as part of their membership. Personal memberships also may be purchased for non-hospital entities and students.

AHA Partnerships and Strategic Alliances

Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)

The CAPC provides health care professionals with the tools, training and technical assistance necessary to start and sustain successful palliative care programs in hospitals and other health care settings. Located at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, CAPC is a national organization dedicated to increasing the availability of quality palliative care services for people facing serious, complex illness.