Health Care Associations (A-B)

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AARP (formerly American Association of Retired Persons)

AcademyHealth [formerly Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy (AHSRHP) formed by Association for Health Services Research (AHSR) and Alpha Center]

Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC)

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

Acute Long Term Hospital Association (ALTHA)

Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) [formerly Health Industry Manufacturers Association (HIMA)]

Air Ambulance Association (AAA) [patient transportation]

Alliance for Advancing Nonprofit Health Care [AANHC]

Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (AHPSR) [international]

Alliance for Healthcare Strategy and Marketing (AHSMA)
Ceased operation in 2001

Alliance of Claims Assistance Professionals (ACAP) [consumer assistance; medical bills; health insurance]

Alliance of Community Health Plans [ACHP] [managed care]

Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers (AIAMC)

America's Blood Centers (ABC)

American Academy of Medical Administrators (AAMA)

American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPM&R, AAPMR)

American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)

American Accreditation HealthCare Commission/URAC

American Ambulance Association (AAA) [emergency services]

American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF)

American Association for Continuity of Care (AACC) [discharge planning]

American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) [formerly Nat Assn for Medical Equipment Services (NAMES), Home Health Services and Staffing Assn (HHSSA), Health Industry Distributors Assn Home Care Div (HIDA Home Care), American Home Care Assn [AHCA]]

American Association for Medical Transcription (AAMT)

American Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (AAASC)

American Association of Blood Banks (AABB)

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

American Association of Eye and Ear Hospitals (AAEEH)

American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) [patient accounts, billing, admission, registration]

American Association of Healthcare Consultants (AAHC)

American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) [nursing homes, long term care, retirement communities, assisted living]

American Association of Hospital Dentists (AAHD)

American Association of Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems (AAIHDS)

American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)

American Association of Medical Billers (AAMB) [insurance claims processing]

American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC)

American Association of Preferred Provider Organizations (AAPPO) [managed care]

American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) [transplants]

American Baptist Homes and Hospitals Association (ABHHA)

American Bar Association - Health Law Section (ABA)

American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)

American College of Cardiology Administrators (ACCA)

American College of Contingency Planners (ACCP) [emergency, disaster planning]

American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) [long term care]

American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA)

American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)

American College of Healthcare Information Administrators (ACHIA)

American College of Legal Medicine (ACLM)

American College of Managed Care Administrators (ACMCA)

American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE) [standards, certification, physician groups]

American College of Medical Quality (ACMQ)

American College of Oncology Administrators (ACOA)

American College of Physician Executives (ACPE)

American College of Surgeons/Commission on Cancer (ACS/COC) [accreditation, standards]

American Correctional Health Services Association (ACHSA) [prisons, jails]

American Health Care Association (AHCA) ) [nursing homes, long term care, subacute care, assisted living]

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) ) [medical records, coding]

American Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) [formerly American Association of Health Plans (AAHP) and Health Insurance Association of America (HIAA)] [managed care, HMOs, PPOs]

American Health Lawyers Association [formed by merger of American Academy of Healthcare Attorneys and National Health Lawyers Association]

American Health Planning Association (AHPA) [certificate of need]

American Health Quality Association (AHQA) [quality improvement organizations (QIO), peer review organizations (PRO)]

American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA)

American Heart Association

American Institute of Architects/Academy of Architecture for Health (AIA/AAH)

American Managed Behavioral Healthcare Association (AMBHA)

American Medical Association (AMA)

American Medical Billing Association (AMBA) [insurance claims processing]

American Medical Directors Association (AMDA)

American Medical Group Association (AMGA)

American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)

American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (AMRPA)

American Medical Resources Foundation (AMRF) [equipment donations for developing countries, international]

American National Standards Institute - Healthcare Informatics Standards Board (ANSI HISB)

American Nurses Association (ANA)

American Osteopathic Association (AOA)

American Public Health Association (APHA)

American School Health Association (ASHA)

American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) [retirement housing]

American Society for Healthcare Food Service Administration (ASHFSA)

American Society for Quality - Health Care Division (ASQ)

American Society for Testing and Materials - Committee E31 on Healthcare Informatics (ASTM)

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)

American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors (ASHPE)

American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics (ASLME)

American Society of Safety Engineers/Healthcare Practice Specialty (ASSE)

American Surgical Hospital Association (ASHA)

American Telemedicine Association (ATA)

Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF)

Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA)

Association for Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) [clinical trials]

Association for Ambulatory Behavioral Healthcare (AABH) [formerly American Association for Partial Hospitalization (AAPH)]

Association for Benchmarking Health Care (ABHC) [incorporates Health Care Benchmarking Association (HCBA)]

Association for Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) [uninsured, access, poor]

Association for Electronic Health Care Transactions (AFEHCT) [e-commerce, internet, information systems]

Association for Health Center Affiliated Health Plans (AHCAHP) [managed care, Medicaid, SCHIP, community health centers]

Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) [fund raising, foundations]

Association for Hispanic Healthcare Executives (AHHE)

Association for Hospital Medical Education (AHME)

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)

Association for Worksite Health Promotion (AWHP)

Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) [equipment]

Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC)

Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) [patient transportation]

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

Association of Behavioral Healthcare Management (ABHM)

Association of Cancer Executives (ACE)

Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO)

Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC)

Association of Freestanding Radiation Oncology Centers (AFROC) [cancer therapy]

Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ) [media, news]

Association of Health Information Outsourcing Services (AHIOS) [medical records, coding, transcription]

Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors (AHIA) [financial management]

Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals (AHVAP) [materials management, evidence-based, purchasing, assessment, equipment, supplies]

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) [state directors]

Association of Medical Device Reprocessors (AMDR) [equipment and supplies, third-party reprocessors]

Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems [AMDIS]

Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) [transplants]

Association of Professional Chaplains (APC)

Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery (APDVS) [cardiovascular]

Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL)

Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (ASPR)

Association of State and Territorial Directors of Health Promotion and Public Health Education (ASTDHPPHE)

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)

Association of Telehealth Service Providers [telemedicine]

Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)

Australian Healthcare Association (AHA)

Best Practice Network [quality]

Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA)

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA)

Bridges to Excellence [quality]


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