Trustee Involvement Opportunities

The AHA has numerous avenues for trustee involvement and participation. Apply now:

* 2017 Invitation for Trustee Involvement

* 2017 Trustee Involvement Application

per Year

Committee on Governance (COG)

* 2017 COG Roster


  • Provide input on policy issues to be considered by the AHA board of Trustees;
  • Lead effective trustee involvement in grassroots advocacy;
  • Enhance communication with and involvement of trustees in the AHA;
  • Provide advice on AHA's trustee initiatives
28 members: the chair-elect, chair, immediate past-chair, nine regional members and up to 16 at-large members

3-year terms
3 meetings per year

COG Leadership Development Committee (LDC)

* 2017 LDC Roster

  • Serve as the nominating committee of the COG; and
  • Identify and recommend trustees for participation in AHA governance, policy development, and  field leadership opportunities.
12 members 3-year terms
1 meeting and 3 conference calls per year

Trustee Leadership Network (TLN)

* TLN Overview

  • Participate in trustee grassroots advocacy initiatives
  • An avenue for trustee input on leadership issues; and
  • Ongoing trustee communications via TLN web site & Listserv
Trustees interested in participating in AHA advocacy and field leadership initiatives Quarterly conference calls;
in-person networking reception at AHA Annual Meeting

Regional Policy Boards (RPB)

* Roster of Trustees on Regional
   Policy Boards

* RPB Discussions Members Only

  • Provide input on policy issues to be considered by the Board of Trustees;
  • Assist in implementing AHA policy and programs;
  • Identify problems and needs unique to the region and develop programs to meet those needs.
Each of the 9 RPBs consists of the chair, delegates from each state in the region, constituency and membership section delegates, and regional physician and trustee delegates. Trustee positions include delegate, alternate, and regional trustee liaison. 3-year terms
3 meetings per year

AHA's Constituency Section Governing Councils

* Constituency Sections

  • Assists in developing AHA policy by providing input on issues being considered by the Board of Trustees
  • Provide advice on advocacy positions, emerging issues and member service strategies.
Each section governing council is comprised of leaders representing the country's premier health systems, small or rural, metropolitan, long-term care & rehab, maternal & child health, and psychiatric & substance abuse services. 3-year term
3 meetings per year
Ad Hoc & Task Force Committees
Allow members to examine emerging issues in a more in-depth manner and provide AHA with policy and advocacy recommendations as appropriate. Ad-hoc committees are generally composed of health care leaders and trustees with special expertise or interest in the issue. Varies by committee

For information on any of these groups, or for more information on involvement call the American Hospital Association at 312-422-3343 or visit

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