RESOURCE CENTER LINKS FOR HOSPITAL AND HEALTH CARE LEADERS


The AHA Resource Center has compiled this list of selected links to health policy and administration organizations and related topics. Inclusion is not an AHA endorsement. Comments and suggestions are welcome and may be directed to rc@aha.org
 
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Last updated: November 10, 2016
 

 

AMERICAN HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION

 

Advancing Health in America
http://www.advancinghealthinamerica.org/

AHA Career Center [employment, jobs]
http://careers.aha.org
 
AHA Center for Healthcare Governance (CHG) [trustees]
http://www.americangovernance.com
 
AHA Central Office [ICD-9, ICD-10, HCPCS, coding]
http://www.ahacentraloffice.com
 
AHA Certification Center
http://www.aha.org/certifcenter/index.shtml
 
AHA Chartbook [trend statistics]
http://www.aha.org/research/reports/tw/chartbook/index.shtml
 
AHA Coding Clinic Advisor
http://www.codingclinicadvisor.com
 
AHA Community Connections
http://www.ahacommunityconnections.org/
 
AHA Dataviewer [hospital data, contacts]
http://www.ahadataviewer.com

AHA Engaged-Other AHA Social Media Links
http://www.aha.org/presscenter/engaged.shtml

AHA Great Boards [trustees, governance]
http://www.greatboards.org
 
AHA News/AHA News Now [newsletter]
http://www.ahanews.com
 
AHA Online Store
http://www.ahaonlinestore.com
 
AHA Patient Bill of Rights [formerly Patients Bill of Rights]
http://www.aha.org/advocacy-issues/communicatingpts/pt-care-partnership.shtml
 
AHA Political Action Committee (AHAPAC) [members only site]
http://www.ahapac.org/
 
AHA Solutions [product/service endorsement]
http://www.aha-solutions.org
 
AHAStat [blog]
http://blog.aha.org/ 

American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine (AAUCM) [formerly North American Association for Ambulatory Care - NAAAC]
http://aaucm.org/
 
American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)
http://www.aone.org
 
American Society for Healthcare Central Service Professionals (ASHCSP) [merged into International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM)]
http://www.iahcsmm.org
 
American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) [facilities management, construction, maintenance, wireless medical telemetry]
http://www.ashe.org
 
American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA)
http://www.ashhra.org
 
American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) [patient safety]
http://www.ashrm.org
 
Association for Community Health Improvement (ACHI) [community assessment, community benefit)
http://www.healthycommunities.org
 
Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE) [formerly American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services (ASHES)] [housekeeping, laundry, linens]
www.ahe.org
 
Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) [supply chain, purchasing]
http://www.ahrmm.org
 
Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals (AHVRP) [formerly American Society of Directors of Volunteer Services (ASDVS)] [gift shops]
http://www.ahvrp.org/
 
Center for Hospital and Health Administration History (CHHAH)
http://www.aha.org/research/rc/chhah/index.shtml

Changing Landscape [hospital mergers, realignment, consolidation, clinical integration]
http://www.changinglandscape.org/
 
Coalition to Protect America’s Healthcare [grassroots advocacy, health policy]
http://www.protecthealthcare.org
 
Facebook – AHA Hospitals
http://www.facebook.com/ahahospitals
 
Facebook - Other AHA Links
http://www.aha.org/presscenter/engaged.shtml

Health Career (formerly AHA Career Center) [jobs, employment, human resources]
http://www.healthcareercenter.com

Health Care’s Most Wired [information systems, technology]
http://www.hhnmostwired.com
 
Health Facilities Management [magazine]
http://www.hfmmagazine.com
 
Health Forum [publications, education, data, coding]
http://www.healthforum.com
 
Health Forum Journal [ceased publication]
http://www.healthforumjournal.com
 
Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET)
http://www.hret.org
 
Health Services Research (HSR) [journal]
http://www.hsr.org
 
Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN) [magazine]
http://www.hhnmag.com
 
Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (H2E) [merged with Practice Greenhealth]
http://www.practicegreenhealth.org
 
Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence (HPOE) [quality improvement, patient safety]
http://www.hpoe.org
 
HRET Disparities Toolkit (Health Research and Education Trust – Toolkit for Collecting Race Ethnicity and Primary Language Information from Patients)
http://www.hretdisparities.org/

Huddle for Care [transitional care]
http://huddleforcare.org
 
Institute for Diversity in Health Management [minorities]
http://www.diversityconnection.org
 
Joining Forces [veterans, returning military troops]
http://www.joiningforcesonline.org
 
LinkedIn - American Hospital Association
https://www.linkedin.com/company/american-hospital-association
 
LinkedIn  - Other AHA Links
http://www.aha.org/presscenter/engaged.shtml
 
Materials Management in Health Care [magazine] [ceased publication]
http://www.matmanmag.com       
 
National Healthcare Career Network (NHCN) [employment, jobs]
http://nhcnnetwork.org
 
National Hospital Week
http://www.nationalhospitalweek.com
 
National Uniform Billing Committee (NUBC) [UB-04]
http://www.nubc.org
 
Physician Leadership Forum
http://www.aha.org/about/org/plf.shtml
 
Put It in Writing [advance directives, living wills, end-of-life]
http://www.putitinwriting.org
 
Society for Healthcare Consumer Advocacy (SHCA) [patient advocacy, patient experience]
http://www.shca-aha.org
 
Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development (SHSMD) [planning, marketing, business development, physician relations, public relations, communications]
http://www.shsmd.org
 
Speakers Express
http://www.speakers-express.com
 
Symposium for Leaders in Healthcare Quality
http://www.aha-slhq.org
 
TrendWatch [publication series]
http://www.aha.org/research/policy/2013.shtml
 
Trustee [magazine]
http://www.trusteemag.com
 
Twitter - AmericaHospitalAssn
https://twitter.com/ahahospitals
 
Twitter - Other AHA Links
http://www.aha.org/presscenter/engaged.shtml

YouTube - Other AHA Links
http://www.aha.org/presscenter/engaged.shtml 


 
STATE HOSPITAL ASSOCIATIONS  


 
Alabama Hospital Association
http://www.alaha.org
 
Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association
http://www.ashnha.org
 
Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association
http://www.azhha.org
 
Arkansas Hospital Association
http://www.arkhospitals.org
 
California Hospital Association
http://www.calhospital.org
 
Colorado Hospital Association
http://www.cha.com
 
Connecticut Hospital Association
http://www.cthosp.org
 
Delaware Healthcare Association
http://www.deha.org
 
District of Columbia Hospital Association
http://www.dcha.org
 
Florida Hospital Association
http://www.fha.org
 
Georgia Hospital Association
http://www.gha.org
 
Healthcare Association of Hawaii
http://www.hah.org
 
Healthcare Association of New York State
http://www.hanys.org
 
Hospital Association of Rhode Island
http://www.hari.org
 
Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania
http://www.haponline.org
 
Idaho Hospital Association
http://www.teamiha.org
 
Illinois Hospital Association
http://www.ihatoday.org
 
Indiana Hospital Association
http://www.ihaconnect.org
 
Iowa Hospital Association
http://ihaonline.org
 
Kansas Hospital Association
http://www.kha-net.org
 
Kentucky Hospital Association
http://www.kyha.com
 
Louisiana Hospital Association
http://www.lhaonline.org
 
Maine Hospital Association
http://www.themha.org
 
Maryland Hospital Association
http://www.mdhospitals.org
 
Massachusetts Hospital Association
http://www.mhalink.org
 
MHA: an Association of Health Care Providers (Montana)
http://www.mtha.org
 
Michigan Health and Hospital Association
http://www.mha.org
 
Minnesota Hospital Association
http://www.mnhospitals.org
 
Mississippi Hospital Association
http://www.mhanet.org
 
Missouri Hospital Association
http://www.mhanet.com
 
Nebraska Hospital Association
http://www.nhanet.org
 
Nevada Hospital Association
http://www.nvha.net
 
New Hampshire Hospital Association
http://www.nhha.org
 
New Jersey Hospital Association
http://www.njha.com
 
New Mexico Hospital Association
http://www.nmhanet.org/
 
North Carolina Hospital Association
http://www.ncha.org
 
North Dakota Healthcare Association
http://www.ndha.org
 
Ohio Hospital Association
http://www.ohanet.org
 
Oklahoma Hospital Association
http://www.okoha.com
 
Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
http://www.oahhs.org
 
Puerto Rico Hospital Association / Asociacion de Hospitales de Puerto Rico
http://hospitalespr.org/
 
South Carolina Hospital Association
http://www.scha.org
 
South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations
http://www.sdaho.org
 
Tennessee Hospital Association
http://www.tha.com
 
Texas Hospital Association
http://www.thaonline.org
 
Utah Hospital Association
http://www.utahhospitals.org
 
Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
http://www.vahhs.org
 
Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association
http://www.vhha.com
 
Washington State Hospital Association
http://www.wsha.org
 
West Virginia Hospital Association
http://www.wvha.com
 
Wisconsin Hospital Association
http://www.wha.org
 
Wyoming Hospital Association
http://www.wyohospitals.com 


 
METROPOLITAN/REGIONAL HOSPITAL ASSOCIATIONS 


 
Akron Regional Hospital Association [Ohio]
http://www.arha.org
 
Center for Health Affairs [Cleveland, northeast Ohio]
http://www.chanet.org
 
Central Ohio Hospital Council [Columbus]
http://www.centralohiohospitals.org/
 
Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council [north Texas]
http://www.dfwhc.org
 
Delaware Valley Healthcare Council [Philadelphia, southeastern Pennsylvania]
http://www.dvhc.org
 
Greater Cincinnati Health Council [Ohio]
http://www.gchc.org
 
Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association [Ohio]
http://www.gdaha.org
 
Greater New York Hospital Association [New York City]
http://www.gnyha.org
 
Health Alliance of MidAmerica [Kansas City, Missouri]
http://www.allianceweb.org/
 
Healthcare Association of Southern California
http://www.hasc.org
 
Healthcare Council of the National Capital Area [District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia]
http://www.healthcare-council.org
 
Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties [California]
http://www.hasdic.org
 
Hospital Council of East Central Michigan
http://www.hcecm.org/
 
Hospital Council of Northern and Central California
http://www.hospitalcouncil.net
 
Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio [Toledo]
http://www.hcno.org
 
Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania
http://www.hcwp.org
 
Iroquois Healthcare Alliance [Upstate New York]
http://www.iroquois.org
 
Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council [Illinois]
https://www.mchc.com/
 
Metropolitan Hospital Council of New Orleans [Louisiana]
http://www.lhaonline.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=540
 
Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council [New York]
http://www.nshc.org
 
North Central Council of MHA [Michigan]
Phone: (231) 439-9812
 
Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association [Hudson Valley Area, New York]
http://www.normet.org
 
Rochester Regional Healthcare Association [New York]
http://rochesterregionalhealthcare.org/
 
South Florida Hospital & Healthcare Association
http://www.sfhha.com
 
Western New York Healthcare Association
http://www.wnyha.com
 

 
ORGANIZATIONS-A-B 


 
AABB [formerly American Association of Blood Banks]
http:www.aabb.org
 
AARP [formerly American Association of Retired Persons] 
http://www.aarp.org 

Academy for Healthcare Infrastructure/National Institute of Building Sciences (AHI/NIBS) [construction, built environment, design]
http://www.nibs.org/?page=ahi
 
AcademyHealth [health policy, health services research]
http://www.academyhealth.org

Accountable Care Learning Collaborative (ACLC)
http://www.accountablecarelc.org/
 
Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) [home care, durable medical equipment, specialty pharmacy, third party payors, convenient care]
http://www.achc.org
 
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
http://www.accme.org
 
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education {ACGME)
http://www.acgme.org
 
Acute Long Term Hospital Association (ALTHA) [ceased operation 2013]
http://www.altha.org
 
Advanced medical Technology Association [AdvaMed) [formerly Health Industry Manufacturers Association (HIMA)]
http://www.advamed.org
 
Advancing Excellence in Americas Nursing Homes (AEANH) [quality]
http://nhqualitycampaign.org
 
AHRA: Association for Medical Imaging Management [radiology]
http://www.ahraonline.org
 
Alliance for Advancing Nonprofit Health Care (AANHC)
http://www.nonprofithealthcare.org
 
Alliance for Integrity and Reform of 340B (AIR 340B) [outpatient prescription drugs, uninsured access]
http://340breform.org/ 
 
Alliance of Claims Assistance Professionals (ACAP) [consumer assistance, medical bills, health insurance]
http://www.claims.org  
 
Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) [health insurance]
http://www.achp.org
 
Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers (AIAMC)
http://aiamc.org

Alliance of Professional Health Advocates (APHA) [patient advocates, navigators]
http://aphadovocates.org/
 
All-Payer Claims Database Council (APCD Council) [health data]
http://www.apcdcouncil.org/
 
Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) [surgicenters]
http://www.ascassociation.org
 
AMDA [formerly American Medical Directors Association] [long term care]
http://www.amda.com
 
America’s Blood Centers (ABC)
http://www.americasblood.org
 
America’s Essential Hospitals (AEH) [formerly National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (NAPH)] [safety net hospitals, government hospitals]
http://www.essentialhospitals.org
 
American Academy of Medical Administrators (AAMA)
http://www.aameda.org
 
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR)
http://ww.aapmr.org
 
American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
http://www.aapc.com
 
American Academy on Communication in Healthcare (AAHCP) [patient relations, patient education]
http://www.aachonline.org
 
American Alliance of Healthcare Providers (AAHCP) [consumers, quality]
http://www.choicehospitals.com/
 
American Ambulance Association (AAA) [emergency services]
http://www.the-aaa.org
 
American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF)
http://www.aaaasf.org
 
American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare)
http://www.aahomecare.org
 
American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) [formerly American College of Physician Executives (ACPE)] 
http://www.physicianleaders.org/
 
American Association of Accountable Care Organizations (AAACO)
http://www.aaaco.org
 
American Association of Birth Centers (AABC)
http://www.birthcenters.org
 
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
http://www.aacn.nche.edu
 
American Association of Eye and Ear Centers of Excellence (AAEECE) [formerly American Association of Eye and Ear Hospitals (AAEEH)]
http://www.aaeece.org/
 
American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) [patient accounts, billing, admission, registration]
http://www.aaham.org
 
American Association of Hospital Dentists (AAHD) / Special Care Dentistry Association (SCDA)
http://www.scdaonline.org
 
American Association of Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems (AAIHDS)
http://www.aaihds.org
 
American Association of International Healthcare Recruitment (AAIHR) [foreign workers, human resources, immigration, visas]
http://www.aaihr.org
 
American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)
http://www.aama-ntl.org
 
American Association of Medical Billers (AAMB) [insurance claims processing]
http://www.billers.com/aamb
 
American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA)
http://taana.org
 
American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC)
http://www.aapcc.org
 
American Association of Preferred Provider Organizations (AAPPO) [health insurance]
http://www.aappo.org
 
American Association of Professionals in Patient Safety (AAPPS)
http://www.npsf.org/?page=aspps
 
American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) [transplants]
http://www.aatb.org
 
American Bar Association – Health Law Section (ABA)
http://www.abanet.org/health/home.html
 
American Benefits Council (ABC) [employee benefits, health insurance]
http://www.americanbenefitscouncil.com
 
American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) [physician board certification]
http://www.abms.org
 
American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA)
http://www.acla.com/
 
American College of Contingency Planners (ACCP) [disaster, emergency planning]
http://aameda.org/p/cm/ld/fid=10
 
American College Health Association (ACHA)
http://www.acha.org
 
American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) [long term care]
http://www.achca.org
 
Americana College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA)[certification]
http://www.healtharchitects.org
 
American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
http://www.ache.org
 
American College of Healthcare Information Administrators (ACHIA)
http://aameda.org/p/cm/ld/fid=12
 
American College of Legal Medicine (ACLM) [law]
http://www.aclm.org
 
American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE) [certification, physician practice management, medical group management]
http://www.mgma.com/about/default.aspx?id=242
 
American College of Medical Quality (ACMQ)
http://www.acmq.org

American College of Medical Scribe Specialists (ACMSS) [CPOE input]
http://www.theACMSS.org

American College of Oncology Administrators (AAOA)
http://aameda.org/p/cm/ld/fid=14
 
American College of Surgeons / Commission on Cancer (ACS / CoC) [accreditation, standards]
http://www.facs.org/cancer/
 
American Correctional Health Services Association (ACHSA) [prisons, jails]
http://www.achsa.org
 
American Health Care Association (AHCA) [nursing homes, long term care, assisted living]
http://www.ahca.org
 
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) [medical records, coding]
http://www.ahima.org
 
America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) [ health plans]
http://www.ahip.org
 
American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
http://www.healthlawyers.org
 
American Health Planning Association (AHPA) [certificate of need]
http://www.ahpanet.org
 
American Health Quality Association (AHQA) [quality improvement organizations (QIO), peer review organizations (PRO)]
http://www.ahqa.org
 
American Heart Association (AHA)
http://www.heart.org
 
American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) [medical technology]
http://aimbe.org/
 
American Institute of Architects / Academy of Architecture for Health (AIA / AAH)
http://www.aia.org/aah_default
 
American Medical Association (AMA) [physicians]
http://www.ama-assn.org
 
American Medical Billing Association (AMBA) [certification, insurance claims processing]
http://www.ambanet.net/AMBA.htm
 
American Medical Group Association (AMGA) [physician groups]
http://www.amga.org
 
American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
http://www.amia.org
 
American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (AMRPA)
http://www.amrpa.org
 
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
http://www.ansi.org
 
American Nurses Association (ANA)
http://www.ana.org
 
American Osteopathic Association (AOS) [physicians]
http://www.osteopathic.org
 
American Public Health Association (APHA)
http://www.apha.org
 
American School Health Association (ASHA)
http://www.ashaweb.org
 
American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) [retirement housing]
http://www.seniorshousing.org
 
American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI) [laboratories, certification, accreditation, transplants]
http://www.ashi-hla.org
 
American Society for Quality – Health Care Division (ASQ)
http://www.asq.org/healthcare
 
American Society of Health Economists (ASHE)
http://ashecon.org/
 
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
http://www.ashp.org
 
American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors (ASHPE)
http://www.ashpe.org
 
American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics (ASLME)
http://www.aslme.org
 
American Society of Safety Engineers – Healthcare Practice Speciality (ASSE)
http://www.asse.org/practicespecialties/healthcare/
 
American Telemedicine Association (ATA)
http://www.americantelemed.org/

American Trauma Society (ATS) [critical care, emergency care]
http://www.amtrauma.org/
 
APCD Council (All-Payer Claims Database) [health data, price transparency, health insurers]
http://www.apcdcouncil.org/
 
AQA [formerly Ambulatory Care Quality Alliance (ACQA)] [quality indicators]
http://www.aqaalliance.org 

Argentum [formerly Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA)] [senior living, homes for the aging]
http://www.argentum.org

Asian Health Care Leaders Association (AHCLA)
www.ahcla.org/
 
Association for Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) [clinical trials]
http://www.aahrpp.org
 
Association for Ambulatory Behavioral Healthcare (AABH)
http://www.aabh.org
 
Association Behavioral Health and Wellness (ABHW)
http://www.abhw.org
 
Association for Benchmarking Healthcare (ABHC)
http://www.abhc.org
 
Association for Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) [uninsured, access, poor] 
http://www.clinicians.org
 
Association for Community Affiliated Health Plans (ACAHP) [safety net health plans, poor]
http://www.ahcahp.org

Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Applications (AEHIA) [information technology]
http://aehia.org/
 
Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security (AEHIS) [cybersecurity, privacy]
http://aehis.org/

Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Technology (AEHIT)
http://aehit.org
 
Association for Healthcare Foodservice
http://www.healthcarefoodservice.org/
 
Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) [fund raising, foundations]
http://www.ahp.org
 
Association for Hispanic Healthcare Executives (AHHE)
http://www.ahhe.org 
 
Association for Hospital Medical Education (AHME)
http://www.ahme.org
 
Association for Patient Experience (AfPE) [patient satisfaction]
http://www.patient-experience.org/
 
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)
http://www.apic.org
 
Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) [equipment]
http://www.aami.org 
 
Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC)
http://www.ahcnet.org
 
Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) [patient transportation]
http://www.aams.org
 
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
http://www.aamc.org
 
Association of Anesthesia Clinical Directors (AACD) [surgery]
http://www.aacdhq.org/
 
Association of Cancer Executives (ACE)
http://www.cancerexecutives.org
 
Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS) [medical records, transcription, coding)
http://www.hcpro.com/acdis/
 
Association of Clinical Research Organization (ACRO)
http://www.acrohealth.org
 
Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC)
http://www.accc-cancer.org

American of Donor Recruitment Professionals (ADRP) [tissue, organ donation, transplants]
http://www.adrp.org
 
Association of Freestanding Radiation Oncology Centers (AFROC) [cancer therapy, radiology]
http://www.afroc.org
 
Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ) [media, news]
http://www.healthjournalism.org
 
Association of Health Facility Survey Agencies (AHRSA) [state licensure/regulatory agencies]
http://www.ahfsa.org
 
Association of Health Information Outsourcing Services (AHIOS) [medical records, contract services, transcription, coding]
http://www.ahios.org
 
Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors (AHA [financial management]
http://www.ahia.org
 
Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals (AHVAP) [materials management, purchasing, equipment, supplies]
http://www.ahvap.org
 
Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) [state program directors]
http://www.amchp.org
 
Association of Medical Device Reprocessors (AMDR) [equipment and supplies, third party reprocessors]
http://www.amdr.org
 
Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS)
http://www.amdis.org
 
Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals  (ANFP) [formerly Dietary Managers Association]
http://www.anfponline.org/
 
Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) [transplants]
http://www.aopo.org
 
Association of Professional Chaplains (APC)
http://www.professionalchaplains.org
 
Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery (APDVS) [cardiovascular)
https://www.vascularweb.org/APDVS/
 
Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL)
http://www.aphl.org
 
Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP) [education, career training]
http://www.asahp.org
 
Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (ASPR)
http://www.aspr.org
 
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
http://www.astho.org
 
Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) [education]
http://www.aupha.org
 
Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association (AHHA)
http://ahha.asn.au/
 
Beryl Institute [absorbed Society for Healthcare Consumer Advocacy (SHCA)] [patient advocacy, patient experience, patient centered]
http://www.theberylinstitute.org/
 
Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)
http://www.bio.org
 
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) [health insurance]
http://www.bcbs.com/ 


 
ORGANIZATIONS-C-G


 
Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL)
www.cchl-ccls.ca/
 
CAQH - Coalition for Affordable Quality Healthcare
http://www.caqh.org
 
Care Continuum Alliance (CCA) [chronic disease, accountable care, population health]
http://www.carecontinuumalliance.org/
 
CARF International (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities)
http://www.carf.org
 
Case Management Society of America (CMSA)[discharge planning, coordinated care]
http://www.cmsa.org
 
Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHAUSA)
http://www.chausa.org

Center for Excellence in Assisted Living (CEAL)
http://www.theceal.org
 
Center for Health Design (CHD) [architecture, interior design]
http://www.healthdesign.org/
 
Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ) [hospital accreditation]
http://www.cihq.org

Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTEL) [telemedicine]
http://www.ctel.org
 
Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) [ceased operation Nov. 2014]
http://www.cchit.org
 
CGFNS International [formerly Commission of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools]
http://www.cgfns.org
 
Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) [formerly National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI)]
http://www.childrenshospitals.org/
 
Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA)
http://www.clma.org
 
Coalition for Health Communication (CHC)
http://www.healthcommunication.net
 
Coalition for Health Environments Research (CHER)
http://www.cheresearch.org
 
COLA [formerly Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation]
http://www.cola.org
 
College of American Pathologists (CAP) [laboratories, accreditation]
http://www.cap.org
 
College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME)
http://www.cio-chime.org

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
http://www.caahep.org/
 
Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) [emergency services]
http://www.caas.org
 
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
http://www.cahme.org/
 
Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) [ambulance, air transport, emergency transport]
http://www.camts.org
 
Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP)
http://www.chapinc.org
 
Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) [non-emergency medical transportation, patient transport]
http://www.ctaa.org
 
Consumer Driven Health Care Insitute (CDHCI) [health insurance]
http://www.cdhci.org/
 
Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) [over the counter drugs, supplements]
http://www.chpa.org
 
Consumer Purchaser Alliance (CP Alliance) [formerly Consumer Purchaser Disclosure Project] [health insurance, employers, labor, performance, quality]
http://www.healthcaredisclosure.org
 
Consumers Advancing Patient Safety (CAPS)
http://www.consumersadvancingpatientsafety.org/caps/
 
Convenient Care Association (CCA) [retail clinics, walk-in clinics, immediate care]
http://www.ccaclinics.org
 
Council for Affordable Health Insurance (CAHI)
http://www.cahi.org
 
Council of Accountable Physician Practices (CAPP)
http://www.amga-capp.org
 
Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration (CCVA)
http://www.cvacert.org
 
Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems (COTH) [academic medical centers]
https://www.aamc.org/members/coth/
 
Council of Women’s and Infants Specialty Hospitals (CWISH)
http://www.cwish.org
 
Council of Physician and Nurse Supply (CPNS) [workforce]
http://www.physiciannursesupply.com

Council on Surgical and Perioperative Safety (CSPS)
http://www.cspsteam.org
 
Dental Group Practice Association (DGPA)
http://thedgpa.org/
 
Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) [information systems, standards]
http://medical.nema.org/
 
Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE)
www.dhpe.org/

DNV Healthcare - National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations (NIAHO) [ISO accreditation]
http://www.dnvaccreditation.com
 
ECRI Institute [technology assessment, risk management, safety, quality, equipment, supplies]
http://www.ecri.org
 
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) [physicians]
http://www.ecfmg.org
 
eHealth Initiative (eHI) [data exchange, information technology]
http://www.ehidc.org/
 
EHMA – European Healthcare Management Association [international]
http://www.ehma.org
 
EHR Safety Institute (EHRSI) [electronic health records]
http://www.ehrsafety.com
 
Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) [data exchange standards, information exchange, accountable care organization accreditation program (ACOAP), cloud service accreditation, registries, management service organizations]
http://www.ehnac.org
 
Emergency Department Benchmarking Alliance (EDBA)
http://www.edbenchmarking.org
 
Emergency Department Practice Management Association (EDPMA)
http://www.edpma.org/
 
Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) [health insurance]
http://www.ebri.org
 
Empowered Patient Coalition (EPC) [consumer advocacy, patient education]
http://empoweredpatientcoalition.org/
 
European Nurse Directors Association (ENDA) [international]
http://www.enda-europe.com/
 
Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) [transplants]
http://www.restoresight.org
 
Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) [design, construction standards]
http://www.fgiguidelines.org
 
Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) [home care]
http://www.caregiver.org
 
Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) [investor-owned or managed, for-profit hospitals, systems]
http://www.fah.org
 
Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States (FSMB) [physician licensure]
http://www.fsmb.org
 
Forum for Healthcare Strategists [Healthcare Strategy Institute (HIS)]
http://www.healthcarestrategy.com/forum/default.asp

Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) [drugs, biosimilar medicine]
http://www.gphaonline.org/
 
Global Alliance for Arts and Health [formerly Society for the Arts in Healthcare (SAH)]
http://www.thesah.org
 
Governance Institute
http://www.governanceinstitute.com
 
Grantmakers in Health (GIH) [philanthropy, foundations]
http://www.gih.org
 
GS1 Healthcare US [supply chain, standards, materials management, bar code, e-commerce]
http://gs1us.org/healthcare


 
ORGANIZATIONS-H


 
Health Care Administrators Association (HCAA) [third party administrators, health insurance] 
http://www.hcaa.org
 
Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA)
http://www.hcca-info.org
 
Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI)
http://www.healthcostinstitute.org
 
Health Care Education Association (HCEA) [patient education, training, development]
http://www.hcea-info.org

Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute (HCI3) [quality, efficiency]
http://www.hci3.org/
 
Health Care Institute - International Facility Management Association (HCI IFMA)
http://hci.ifma.org/
 
Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) [environment, ecology, medical waste]
http://www.noharm.org/ 

Healthcare Administrative Technology Association (HATA) [practice management system vendors, health information technology, physician practices]
http://www.hata-assn.org/
                       
Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA) and [women]
http://www.hbanet.org

Healthcare Caterers International (HCI) [food service]
http://hciglobal.org

Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) [waste reduction]
www.hprc.org

Healthcare Supplier Diversity Alliance (HSDA) [supply chain]
http://www.hsdafordiversity.org
 
Health Coalition of Liability and Access  (HCLA) [malpractice]
http://www.protectpatientsnow.org/
 
Health Data Consortium (HDC)
http://www.healthdataconsortium.org/ 
 
Health Ethics Trust (HET)
http://www.healthethicstrust.com/
 
Health Industry Business Communications Council (HIBCC) [standards]
http://www.hibcc.org
 
Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) [equipment, supplies]
http://www.hida.org
 
Health Industry Representatives Association (HIRA) [sales representatives, equipment, supplies]
http://www.hira.org
 
Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) [information security standards]
http://www.hitrustalliance.org
 
Health Level Seven (HL7) International  [information exchange standards]
http://www.hl7.org
 
Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi)
http://www.htai.org
 
Healthcare Accreditation Colloquium [heart failure centers accreditation]
http://colloquiumhealth.com/
 
Healthcare Billing and Management Association (HBMA)
http://www.hbma.org

HealthCareCAN (Canada, hospitals) [formerly Association of Canadian Academic Healthcare Organizations and Canadian Healthcare Association]
http://www.healthcarecan.ca/

HealthCare Chaplaincy
http://www.healthcarechaplaincy.org
 
Healthcare Convention and Exhibitors Association (HCEA)
http://www.hcea.org
 
Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA) [pharmaceuticals, drugs]
http://www.healthcaredistribution.org
 
Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) [osteopathic]
http://www.hfap.org/
 
Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)
http://www.hfma.org
 
Healthcare Hospitality Network (HHN) [formerly National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses (NAHHH)]
http://www.hhnetwork.org/
 
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
http://www.himss.org
 
Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP)
http://www.hitsp.org/
 
Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) [housekeeping, environmental services]
http://www.hlacnet.org
 
Healthcare Leadership Alliance (HLA) [professional competencies]
http://www.healthcareleadershipalliance.org
 
Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC)
http://www.hlc.org
 
Healthcare Manufacturers Marketing Council (HMMC)
http://www.hmmc.com
 
Healthcare Private Equity Association (HCPEA) [capital finance, investment]
http://www.hcpea.org
 
Healthcare Roundtable [executives]
http://www.healthcareroundtable.com/
 
Healthcare Services Platform Consortium (HSPC) [information technology]
http://healthcaresoa.org/
 
Healthcare Supply Chain Association (HSCA) [formerly Health Industry Group Purchasing Association (HIGPA)]
http://www.supplychainassociation.org
 
Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) [green environment, sustainability]
http://healthierhospitals.org/
 
HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association (EHR Association) [information systems, technology]
http://www.himssehra.org
 
HOPE – European Hospital and Healthcare Federation [international]
http://www.hope.be
 
HOSA – Future Health Professionals [formerly Health Occupations Students of America] [careers]
http://www.hosa.org
 
Hospice Association of America (HAA)
http://www.nahc.org/haa/ 
 
Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) [Health Research & Education Trust (HRET), patient safety, quality improvement]
http://www.hret-hen.org/
 
Hospital Fire Marshals Association (HFMA) [safety]
http://hfma-safety.org/
 
HSA Coalition (health savings accounts, consumer directed health plans, insurance)
http://www.hsacoalition.org   


 
ORGANIZATIONS-I-M


 
IHE USA – Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise [information systems, standards, interoperability]
http://www.iheusa.org/
 
Informed Patient Institute (IPI)
http://www.informedpatientinstitute.org 
 
Innovation Learning Network (ILN)
http://members.innovationlearningnetwork.org/
 
Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) [quality]
http://www.icsi.org
 
Institute for Healthcare Optimization (IHO) [operations improvement, efficiency]
http://www.ihoptimize.org
 
Institute for HealthCare Consumerism (IHC) [employee benefits, health insurance]
http://www.theihcc.com/

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) [quality, patient safety, efficiency]
http://www.ihi.org

Institute for Medical Quality (IMQ) [accreditation, ambulatory care]
http://www.imq.org/
 
Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care (IPFCC)
http://www.ipfcc.org
 
Institute for Safety in Office-Based Surgery (ISOBS) [ambulatory surgery]
http://isobsurgery.org/
 
Institute of Healthcare Executives and  Suppliers (IHES) [supply chain]
http://www.ihesllc.com/
 
Insurance Information Institute (III)
http://www.iii.org
 
Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI) [employee benefits, health insurance]
http://www.ibiweb.org

Intelligent Healthcare Association (IHA) [health technology, health information apps, wearables]
http://ihassociation.org/
 
International Alliance of Patients Organizations (IAPO)
http://www.patientsorganizations.org
 
International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHHS)
http://www.iahss.org
 
International Association for Healthcare Textile Management (IAHTM) [laundry, housekeeping]
http://www.iahtm.com
 
International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers (IAMAT)
http://www.iamat.org
 
International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) [absorbed American Society for Healthcare Central Service Professionals of AHA] [sterile processing]
http://www.iahcsmm.org
 
International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
http://www.privacyassociation.org
 
International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA)[environmental services]
http://www.ieha.org

International Federation of Health Plans (IFHP) [health insurance]
http://www.ifhp.com
 
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP)
http://www.ifebp.org
 
International Interior Design Association – Healthcare Forum (IIDA)
http://www.iida.org/content.cfm/healthcare
 
International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) [information systems, technology]
http://www.imia.org
 
International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) [language services]
http://www.imiaweb.org
 
International Network for the History of Hospitals (INHH)
http://inhh1.wordpress.com/
 
International Patient Decision Aid Standards Collaboration (IPDAS) [patient education]
http://ipdas.ohri.ca/
 
Intersocietal  Accreditation Commission (ICA) [echolcardiology, vascular laboratories, nuclear medicine, sonography, radiology, cardiology]
http://intersocietal.org
 
IPA Association of America (TIPAAA) [physicians]
http://www.tipaaa.com
 
Joint Commission [TJC] [formerly Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)]
http://www.jointcommission.org

Joint Commission Center for Transforming Health Care
http://www.centerfortransforminghealthcare.org/
 
LeadingAge [formerly American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA)} [nursing homes, long term care]
http://www.leadingage.org
 
Leapfrog Group [patient safety, quality]
http://www.leapfrogroup.org
 
Managed Care Executive Group (MCEG)
http://www.mceg.net/
 
Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) [insurance]
http://www.mhpa.org
 
Medical Association of Billers [certification, coding]
http://physicianswebsites.com/
 
Medical Billing Advocates of America (MBAA) [patient advocacy]
http://www.billadvocates.com
 
Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA)
http://www.medicaldevices.org
 
Medical Fitness Association (MFA)
http://www.medicalfitness.org
 
Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) [physician practices]
http://www.mgma.com
 
Medical Identity Fraud Alliance (MIFA) [privacy, security]
http://medidfraud.org/
 
Medical Library Association (MLA) 
http://www.mlanet.org/
 
Medical Tourism Association (MTA) [medical travel] 
www.medicaltourismassociation.com/ 
 
Medical Travel Quality Alliance (MTQUA) [medical tourism, certification] 
http://www.mtqua.org  
 
Medicare Rights Center (MRC)
http://www.medicarerights.org
 
mHealth Alliance [mobile health, wireless]
http://www.mhealthalliance.org/
 
MIB Group (Medical Information Bureau)[consumer credit ratings, patient information, insurance reporting, fraud]
http://www.mib.co 


 
ORGANIZATIONS-N-P 


 
National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA) [adult day care]
http://www.nadsa.org

National AHEC Organization (NAO) [area health education centers, workforce, underserved areas]
http://www.nationalahec.org/
 
National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) [family caregivers, home care]
http://www.caregiving.org 
 
National Alliance of State Health Co-Ops (NASHCO) [non-profit state health insurance cooperatives]
http://nashco.org/ 
 
National Association for Health Care Recruitment (NAHCR) [human resources]
http://www.nahcr.com
 
National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ)
http://www.nahq.org
 
National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC)
http://www.nahc.org
 
National Association for Medical Direction of Respiratory Care (NAMDRC)
http://www.namdrc.org
 
National Association Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) [credentialing]
http://www.namss.org
 
National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) [accountable care organizations]
http://www.naacos.com/
 
National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) [alcohol, drug, substance abuse rehabilitation]
http://www.naatp.org
 
National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) [retail community pharmacy services]
http://www.nacds.org
 
National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD)
http://www.chronicdisease.org
 
National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) [poor, medically underserved]
http://www.nachc.com
 
National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) [governance]
http://www.nacdonline.org
 
National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
http://www.naccho.org
 
National Association of Dental Plans (NADP) [dental insurance]
http://www.nadp.org
 
National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care (NADONA / LTC)
http://www.nadona.org
 
National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) [poor, medically underserved]
http://www.nafcclinics.org/

National Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers (NAFEC)
http://www.nafeconline.org

National Association of Health and Educational Facilities Finance Authorities (NAHEFFA) [capital financing, construction, tax-exempt financing, public finance, municipal bonds]
http://www.naheffa.com
 
National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO)
http://www.nahdo.org
 
National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE)
http://www.nahse.org
 
National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) [health insurance]
http://www.nahu.org
 
National Association of Health Unit Coordinators (NAHUC)
http://www.nahuc.org
 
National Association of Healthcare Access Management (NAHAM) [patient admission, registration, guest relations]
http://www.naham.org

National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants (NAHAC) [patient advocates, navigators]
http://www.nahac.com
 
National Association of Healthcare Transport Management (NAHTM) [hospital patient transport]
http://www.nahtm.org
 
National Association of Independent Review Organizations (NAIRO) [medical review]
http://www.nairo.org
 
National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)
http://www.naic.org
 
National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH)
http://www.nalboh.org
 
National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations (NALTO) [physicians, temporary staffing]
http://www.nalto.org
 
National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards [licensure, certification]
http://www.nabweb.org
 
National Association of Long Term Care Hospitals (NALTH)
http://www.nalth.org
 
National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD)
http://medicaiddirectors.org/
 
National Association of Physician Recruiters (NAPR)
http://www.napr.org
 
National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM)
http://www.caremanager.org
 
National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS)
http://www.naphs.org
 
National Association of Rural Health Clinics (NARHC)
http://www.narhc.org
 
National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) [aging, relocation]
http://www.nasmm.org
 
National Association of Specialty Health Organizations (NASHO)
http://www.nasho.org
 
National Association of State Comprehensive Health Insurance Plans (NASCHIP)
http://naschip.org/

National Association of State EMS Directors (NASEMSD) [emergency medical services]
http://www.nasemsd.org
 
National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD)
http://www.nasmhpd.org
 
National Association of Travel Healthcare Organizations (NATHO) [temporary staffing agencies, nurses]
http://natho.org/ 

National Association of Worksite Health Centers (NAWHC) [workplace wellness, employee health]
http://www.worksitehealth.org/
 
National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH) [value-based purchasing, employers, health insurance]
http://www.nbch.org
 
National Business Group on Health (NBGH) [employers, health insurance, health promotion]
http://www.businessgrouphealth.org
 
National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL)
http://www.ncal.org
 
National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL)
http://www.nchl.org

National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (NCMLP, MLP) [patient advocacy, patient legal aid]
http://medical-legalpartnership.org/
 
National Center for Nonprofit Boards (NCNB)
http://www.ncnb.org
 
National Coalition on Health Care (NCHC)
http://www.nchc.org/

National Commission for Certifying Agencies /Insitute for Credentialing Excellence (NCCA/ICE) [accreditation, professional certification]
http://www.credentialingexcellence.org/ncca

National Commission for Quality Assurance (NCQA) [health plans, accreditation, HEDIS]
http://www.ncqa.org
 
National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) [jails, prisons, accreditation, certification]
http://ncchc.org
 
National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
http://www.nccn.org
 
National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) – Health
http://www.ncsl.org/research/health.aspx
 
National Consortium for Health Science Education (NCHSE)
http://www.healthscienceconsortium.org/
 
National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC)
http://www.breastcare.org
 
National Coordinating Council for Medicate Error Reporting and Prevention (NCC MERP) [patient safety]
http://www.nccmerp.org
 
National Council for Behavioral Health (NCBH)
http://www.thenationalcouncil.org/
 
National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) [electronic data exchange standards]
http://www.ncpdp.org
 
National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) [nurse licensure]
http://www.ncsbn.org

National Council on Administrative Fellowships (NCAF) [graduate programs in healthcare management, education]
http://nchl.org/static.asp?path=2851,6549
 
National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) [pharmaceutical drug use safety]
http://www.talkaboutrx.org
 
National CPA Health Care Advisors Association (HCAA) [accounting, consulting]
http://www.hcaa.com
 
National Electronic Billers Alliance (NEBA)
http://www.nebazone.com
  
National Electronic Payments Association – Healthcare (formerly National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA) [finance, reimbursement] 
https://healthcare.nacha.org/  
 
National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA) [emergency medical services]
http://www.nemsma.org
 
National Fire Protection Association – Health Care Section (NFPA) [facilities safety]
http://www.nfpa.org
 
National Forum for Latino Healthcare Executives (NFLHE)
http://www.nflhe.org

National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers (NFSNW)
http://www.nursingworkforcecenters.org/

National Governors Association (NGA) [state]
http://www.nga.org
 
National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association (NHCAA)
http://www.nhcaa.org
 
National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC) [poor]
http://www.nhchc.org

National Healthcare & Public Health Cybersecurity Council (HPH-CC) [privacy, health information security]
http://www.nhisac.org/
 
National Health Council (NHC)
http://www.nationalhealthcouncil.org

National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (National Health ISAC, NH-ISAC) [cybersecurity, privacy, health information security]
http://www.nhisac.org/
 
National Health Leadership Council (NCLC)
http://www/nbch.org

National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) [drug therapy]
http://www.nhianet.org
 
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)
http://www.nhpco.org
 
National Institute for the Certification of Healthcare Sterile Processing and Distribution Personnel (NICHSPDP) [central service]
http://www.sterileprocessing.org

National Institute for Healthcare Design (NIHD)
http://www.nursingihd.com
 
National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC)
http://www.ncoa.org/national-institute-of-senior-centers/
 
National League for Nursing (NLN)
http://www.nln.org
 
National Medical Association (NMA)
http://www.nma.org
 
National Network of Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs  (NNHVIP) [safety]
http://nnhvip.org/
 
National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH)
http://www.nosorh.org/
 
National PACE Association (NPA) [Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly, home care, adult day care, geriatric services]
http://www.npaonline.org

National Partnership for the Health Care Safety Net (NPHCSN) [uninsured]
http://safetynetpartnership.org/
 
National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF)
http://www.npaf.org
 
National Perinatal Information Center (NPIC) [maternal, infants, obstetrics, women’s hospitals]
http://www.npic.org
 
National Priorities Partnership (NPP) [quality]
http://www.qualityforum.org/npp/
 
National Quality Forum (NQF)
http://www.qualityforum.org
 
National Rehabilitation Association / National Association for Rehabilitation Leadership (NARL)
http://prosites-nraa.homestead.com/
 
National Residency Match Program (NRMP) [physicians, graduate medical education]
http://www.nrmp.org

National Rural Accountable Care Consortium (NRACO)
http://www.nationalruralaco.com/
 
National Rural Health Association (NRHA)
http://www.ruralhealthweb.org
 
National Society of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants (NSCHBC)
http://www.nschbc.org
 
National Spine Network
http://www.nationalspinenetwork.org
 
National Transitions of Care Coalition (NTCC) [continuum of care, coordinated care]
http://www.ntocc.org/
 
National Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC) [insurance claim standards]
http://www.nucc.org
 
Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI) [regional health improvement collaboratives, value-based payment, quality, health reform]
http://www.nrhi.org/
 
North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR)
http://www.naaccr.org

Nurses on Boards Coalition (NBC) [governance]
http://nursesonboardscoalition.org/

Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) [patient waiting list]
http://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/
 
Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI) [allied health, caregivers, eldercare]
http://www.paraprofessional.org
 
Partnership for Patient Safety (P4PS)
http://www.p4ps.org
 
Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD)
http://www.fightchronicdisease.org
 
Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) [medical homes]
http://www.pcpcc.net
 
Patient Safety Institute (PSI)
http://www.ptsafety.org
 
Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC) [genomics]
http://www.personalizedmedicinecoalition.org
 
Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) [pharmacy benefit managers]
http://www.pcmanet.org
 
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufactuers Association (PhRMA)
http://www.phrma.org
 
Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI)
http://www.pbmi.com
 
Physician Hospitals of America (PHA)
http://www.physicianhospitals.org
 
Physician Insurers Association of America (PIAA) [malpractice liability]
http://www.piaa.us
 
Practice Greenhealth [environment, medical waste, sustainability, facilities management, construction]
http://www.practicegreenhealth.org
 
Professional Association of Health Care Office Management (PAHCOM) [practice management]
http://www.pahcom.com

Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) [public health departments]
http://www.phaboard.org/
 
Public Relations Society of America / Health Academy
http://www.healthacademy.prsa.org


 
ORGANIZATIONS-Q-Z

Rainbow Healthcare Leaders Association (RHLA) [LGBT diversity, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender]
http://www.rhla.org
 
Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA)
http://www.rbma.org
 
Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) [compliance, government relations, government affairs]
http://www.raps.org
 
Research!America [health research and development]
http://www.researchamerica.org
 
Safety Net Hospitals for Pharmaceutical Access (SNHPA) [340B program]
http://www.snhpa.org/
 
School-Based Health Alliance (SBHA) [school-based health centers]
http://www.sbh4all.org/

Scottsdale Institute [information technology, clinical integration]
http://www.scottsdaleinstitute.org
 
Self-Insurance Institute of America (SIIA) [employers, workers compensation, third party administrators, underwriters]
http://www.siia.org
 
Smart Card Alliance – Health and Human Services Council [information technology, medical records, patient ID cards]
http://www.smartcardalliance.org/pages/activities-councils-health-and-human-services
 
SNP Alliance – National Health Policy Group [Medicare Advantage special needs plans, disabled, frail)
http://www.nhpg.org/about-us/snp-alliance.aspx

Social Media Health Network (SMHN)
http://network.socialmedia.mayoclinic.org/

Society for Health Systems – Institute of Industry Engineers (SHS IIE)
http://www.iienet2.org/SHS/
 
Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) [infection control]
http://www.shea-online.org

Society for Participatory Medicine (SCP) [patient involvement]
http://participatorymedicine.org
 
Society for Radiation Oncology Administrators (SROA) [cancer]
http://www.sroa.org
 
Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care (SSWLHC) [discharge planning, care transition]
http://www.sswlhc.org
 
Society of Actuaries – Health Section (SOA) [insurance, financial risk]
http://www.soa.org/health/
 
Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPCP) [chest pain centers, accreditation, heart care]
http://www.scpcp.org
 
Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) [hospitalists, physicians]
http://www.hospitalmedicine.org
 
Society of Interventional Pain Management Surgery Centers (SIPMS)
http://www.asipp.org/sipms.html

Society of Medical Administrators (SOMA) [physician administrators]
http://www.mdsoma.com/
 
Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) [quality, patient safety]
http://www.improvediagnosis.org
 
Sorry Works! Coalition [disclosure, errors, liability]
http://www.sorryworks.net
 
Stand for Quality
http://www.standforquality.org
 
Tissue Banks International (TBI) [eye banks, transplants]
http://www.tbionline.org
 
Trauma Center Association of America (TCAA) [formerly National Foundation for Trauma Care (NFTC)] [emergency services]
http://www.traumafoundation.org/

Treatment Advocacy Center (TAC) [mental health, psychiatric care]
http://www.treatmentadvocacycenter.org/

US Cooperative for International Patient Programs (USCIPP) [medical tourism]
http://nchl.org/static.asp?path=6292
 
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) [construction, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), sustainability]
http://www.usgbc.org
 
United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) [transplants]
http://www.unos.org
 
Universal Health Care Action Network (UHCAN) [universal health care, health insurance, access]
http://www.uhcan.org 
 
URAC [Accreditation, health plans, accountable care, case management, pharmacy quality]
http://www.urac.org
 
Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA)
http://www.ucaoa.org
 
Visiting Nurse Association of America (VNAA) [home care]
http://www.vnaa.org
 
Wellness Councils of America (WELCOA) [worksite health promotion]
http://www.welcoa.org
 
Women Business Leaders – Women Leading Healthcare (WBL)
http://www.wbl.org/ 


 
FOUNDATIONS/THINK TANKS/OTHER GROUPS


 
Altarum Institute
http://altarum.org

American Health Policy Institute (AHPI) [employee health]
http://www.americanhealthpolicy.org
 
American Hospice Foundation
http://www.americanhospice.org
 
Americans for Better Care Dying (ABCD) [end of life, palliative care]
http://www.abcd-caring.org
 
Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF)
http://www.apsf.org
 
Aspen Institute
http://www.aspeninstitute.org
 
Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC)
http://bipartisanpolicy.org
 
Bipartisan Policy Center - CEO Council on Health and Innovation [employers, employee health benefits]
http://bipartisanpolicy.org/projects/ceo-council-health-innovation
 
Blue Ridge Academic Health Group [teaching hospitals]
http://whsc.emory.edu/blueridge/

Center for Connected Health Policy:  National Telehealth Policy Resource Center (CCHP)
http://cchpca.org/
 
Center for Democracy and Technology – Health Privacy Project
https://www.cdt.org/issue/health-privacy
 
Center for Health and the Economy
http://healthandeconomy.org
 
Center for Healthcare Strategies (CHCS)
http://www.chcs.org
 
Center for Innovation and Technology in Public Health (CITPH)
http://citph.org/

Center for Sharing Public Health Services (CSPHS) [cross jurisdictional sharing - CJS, regional health]
http://phsharing.org/
 
Center for Studying Health System Change [merged into Mathematica Policy Research, Dec 2013]
http://www.hschange.com
http://www.mathematica-mpr.com
 
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)
http://www.cbpp.org
 
Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) [end of life, pain management]
http://www.capc.org
 
Center to Champion Nursing in America (CCNA)
http://www.championnursing.org
 
Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO)
http://www.hcfo.net
 
Commonwealth Fund
http://www.commonwealthfund.org
 
Delmarva Foundation
http://www.delmarvafoundation.org
 
Families USA
http://www.familiesusa.org
 
Foundation for Health Coverage Education (FHCE) [health insurance]
http://www.coverageforall.org
 
Galen Institute
http://www.galen.org

Health Care Pricing Project
http://www.healthcarepricingproject.org/

Health Care Transformation Task Force (HCTTF) [health system reform, accountable care, value-based purchasing]
http://www.hcttf.org/
 
Hilltop Institute [vulnerable populations, community benefit, long term care]
http://www.hilltopinstitute.org
 
Informed Medical Decisions Foundation (IMDF) [patient participation, consumers, shared decisions]
http://www.informedmedicaldecisions.org/

Innovations in Healthcare (formerly the International Partnership for Innovative Healthcare Delivery - IPIHD)
http://www.innovationsinhealthcare.org/
 
Institute for e-Health Policy
http://www.e-healthpolicy.org
 
Institute for Health Policy Solutions (IHPS)
www.ihps.org/
 
Institute for Healthcare Organizations [operations management]
http://www.ihoptimize.org

Institute for Innovation [patient experience, quality improvement]
www.theinstituteforinnovation.org/
 
Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) [patient safety]
http://ismp.org
 
Institute of Medicine (IOM)
http://iom.nationalacademies.org/
 
International Network for Interfaith Health Program (IHP NET)
http://www.ihpnet.org
 
Josie King Foundation (JKF) [patient safety]
http://www.josieking.org
 
Kaiser Family Foundation
http://www.kff.org
 
Kaiser Health News
http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/

Kennedy Forum [behaviorial health, mental health]
www.thekennedyforum.org/
 
Markle Foundation – Health [information systems, security, standards]
http://www.markle.org/health
 
Mathematica Policy Research
http://www.mathematica-mpr.com
 
MedicAlert Foundations
http://www.medicalert.org
 
Medical Outcomes Trust
http://www.outcomes-trust.org
 
National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP)
http://www.nashp.org

National Academy of Medicine (NAM) [formerly Institute of Medicine (IOM)]
http://www.nam.edu
 
National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) [Medicare, workers compensation]
http://www.nasi.org
 
National Center for Medical Legal Partnership (NCMLP) [poor]
http://www.medical-legalpartnership.org/
 
National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA)
www.ncpa.org/
 
National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement (NCRPM) [radiology, safety]
http://www.ncrponline.org
 
National Health Policy Forum (NHPF)
http://www.nhpf.org
 
National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation (NIHCM Foundation)
http://www.nihcm.org
 
National Institute for Health Care Reform (NIHCR)
http://www.nihcr.org
 
National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) [health disparities]
http://www.nmqf.org/
 
National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF)
http://www.npsf.org
 
National Rural Health Resource Center
http://www.ruralcenter.org
 
NeedyMeds [patient assistance, prescription drug assistance]
http://www.needymeds.org

Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI)
http://www.nehi.net

New America Foundation (NAF)
http://www.newamerica.net
 
NXT Health [architecture, interior design innovation]
http://nxthealth.org

Patient Access Network Foundation (PAN Foundation) [financial assistance for co-pays, deductibles, underinsured]
www.panfoundation.org

Panel on the Nonprofit Sector
http://www.nonprofitpanel.org
 
Partnership for Prescription Assistance [poor]
http://www.pparx.org
 
Partnership for Solutions [chronic care]
http://www.partnershipforsolutions.org
 
Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) [consumers, uninsured]
http://www.patientadvocate.org
 
Patient Privacy Rights Foundation (PPRF)
http://www.patientprivacyrights.org

Peterson Center for Healthcare [quality, health system transformation, health policy]
http://petersonhealthcare.org/

Physician Advocacy Institute (PAI)
http://www.physiciansadvocacyinstitute.org/
 
Physician Consortium for Quality Improvement (PCQI)
http://www.physicianconsortium.org
 
Physicians Foundation
http://www.physiciansfoundation.org
 
Planetree [patient centered care]
http://www.planetree.org
 
Project Hope / Center for Health Affairs [international]
http://www.projecthope.org 
 
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
http://www.rwjf.org

Rural Health Research Gateway
https://www.ruralhealthresearch.org/

Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI)
http://www.rupri.org

Safeguarding Health in Conflict [wars, international armed conflict]
http://www.safeguardinghealth.org/
 
SCAN Foundation
http://www.thescanfoundation.org
 
Trust for Americas Health (TFAH)
http://www.healthyamericans.org
 
Urban Institute
http://www.urban.org

Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI) [patient care, patient-centeredness, patient satisfaction]
http://watsoncaringscience.org/

W.K. Kellogg Foundation
http://www.wkkf.org
 
Wye River Group on Healthcare (WRGH)
http://www.wrgh.org 


 
GOVERNMENT AND INTERNATIONAL AGENCIES 


 
AHRQ National Resource Center for Health Information Technology
http://healthit.ahrq.gov
 
Administration on Agin (AoA)
http://www.aoa.dhss.gov
 
Agency for Healthcare Research and Policy (AHRQ)
http://www.ahrq.gov
 
American International Health Alliance (AIHA) [hospital partnerships, twinning programs with Central & Eastern Europe]
http://www.aiha.com/en/
 
American Medical Resources Foundation (AMRF) [equipment donation for developing countries, international]
http://www.amrf.com
 
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
http://www.bls.gov
 
Census Bureau
http://www.census.gov
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov
 
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
http://www.cms.gov
 
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – Conditions of Participation for Hospitals [in US Code of Federal Regulations, Title 42, part 482 annually]
http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=918ce7423be5c315948b4d7c9f061f7f&node=42:5.0.1.1.1&rgn=div5
 
Congress
http://www.congress.gov
 
Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
http://www.cbo.gov
 
Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME) [physicians]
http://www.cogme.gov
 
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
http://www.hhs.gov
 
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
http://www.dhs.gov
 
Department of Housing and Urban Development –Federal Housing Authority (HUD FHA) – Health Facilities Programs
http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/federal_housing_administration/healthcare_facilities
 
Department of Justice (DOJ)
http://www.usdoj.gov
 
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
http://www.va.gov
 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
http://www.epa.gov
 
FedStats [statistics portal]
https://www.usa.gov/statistics
 
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) – Health Care Fraud Unit
http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/white_collar/health-care-fraud
 
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) [telecommunications]
http://www.fcc.gov
 
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
http://www.fema.gov
 
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) [antitrust, consumer protection]
http://www.ftc.gov
 
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
http://www.fda.gov
 
Government Accountability Office (GAO)
http://www.gao.gov
 
Government Printing Office (GPO) [Federal Register, Code of Federation Regulations, Congressional Record, U.S Code]
http://www.gpoaccess.gov

Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force [information technology]
http://www.phe.gov/preparedness/planning/CyberTF/Pages/default.aspx
 
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
http://www.hrsa.gov
 
Hill-Burton Free or Reduced Cost Health Care Program
http://www.hrsa.gov/gethealthcare/affordable/hillburton/
 
Hospital Compare [Medicare, quality]
www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare
 
Indian Health Service (HIS)
http://www.ihs.gov
 
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
http://www.irs.gov
 
International Hospital Federation (IHF)
http://www.ihf-fih.org
 
Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) [children’s health insurance program]
http://www.macpac.gov
 
Medicare [consumer web site]
http://www.medicare.gov
 
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC)
http://www.medpac.gov
 
MEDLINE Plus Health Information [patient education]
http://www.medlineplus.gov
 
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
http://www.nccam.nih.gov
 
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs
 
National Guideline Clearinghouse [evidence-based clinical practical guidelines]
http://www.guidelines.gov
 
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – Emergency Medical Services (NHTSA EMS)
http://www.ems.gov/
 
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) – Health IT Industry
http://healthcare.nist.gov/
 
National Institutes of Health
http://www.nih.gov
 
National Library of Medicine
http://www.nlm.nih.gov
 
National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC)
http://www.qualitymeasures.ahrq.gov/
 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
http://www.nrc.gov
 
Nursing Home Compare [Medicare, quality]
http://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/  
 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
https://www.osha.gov/dsg/hospitals/
 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
http://whitehouse.gov/omb
 
Office of the Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services (OIG HHS)
http://oig.hhs.gov
 
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)
http://www.healthit.gov/
 
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
http//www.oecd.org
 
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
http://www.paho.org
 
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) [evidence based, clinical effectiveness]
http://www.pcori.org
 
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
http://www.samhsa.gov
 
THOMAS Legislative Information
http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas.php


 
OTHER RESOURCES


 
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) – Magnet Nursing Services Recognition Program
http://www.nursecredentialing.org/magnet
 
American Self-Help Group Clearinghouse
http://www.mentalhelp.net/selfhelp/
 
CenterWatch [clinical trials]
http://www.centerwatch.com
 
Clinical Trials [research]
http://www.clinicaltrials.gov
 
Cochrane Collalboration [evidence based medicine, quality]
http://www.cochrane.org 
 
Dartmouth Atlas Health Care Project
http://www.darmouthatlas.org
 
Flex Monitoring Program [rural hospitals, critical access hospitals]
http://www.flexmonitoring.org
 
REMEDY (Recovered Medical Equipment for the Developing World) [international, donations]
http://www.remedyinc.org

Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) [formerly Rural Assistance Center (RAC)]
http://www.ruralhealthinfo.org

Source for Competitive Healthcare [market consolidation, competition, antitrust, mergers]
http://competitivehealthcare.org/
 
State Health Access State Data Center (SHADAC) [health insurance, uninsured, coverage]
http://www.shadac.org
 
State Health Facts
http://www.statehealthfacts.org
 
Urgent Matters [emergency medical services, patient flow]
http://www.urgentmatters.org

 

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