Living Learning Network Presents a Look Back at the COVID-19 Pandemic

Call for submissions.

Join the AHA Living Learning Network on the creation of a digital look book to showcase every aspect of the pandemic – from the fears and frustrations to the hopes and achievements. It will be a collection of commentaries, photographs and short stories submitted by you, our LLN members, to capture the pandemic’s defining moments and how hospitals and health systems across the country responded.

When sharing commentaries or short stories, tell us how the moment or milestone changed health care, your hospital or health system and/or you forever. How did you and/or your organization cope during this unprecedented time? What inspired you to keep going?

When sharing images, please make sure it is a high-resolution picture. And when sharing video, please keep the length to no more than three minutes.

All content will be reviewed for consideration. We will do our best to feature as many submissions as possible. Do not share any protected health information, such as photographic images of patients or other identifiers, without first obtaining a HIPAA Authorization from the patient that specifies the information may be shared with the AHA and publicly.


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Share your photographs, commentaries and short stories that capture these defining moments; Lockdown and isolation; mask mandates; PPE shortages; White House and CDC COVID-19 policies, guidelines and updates; infection control and prevention practices in action; ventilator demand; surge capacity; shut down of elective surgeries; hospital visitor restrictions; use of telehealth and other digital technologies; the CAREs Act; vaccination trials; vaccination rollout; and celebrations as family, friends, neighbors and colleagues reunite after a year of isolation.
One file only.
5 MB limit.
Allowed types: gif, jpg, png, jpeg.
Maximum 10 files.
5 MB limit.
Allowed types: gif, jpg, png, svg.

By submitting this form I hereby grant to the American Hospital Association (AHA) and its representatives, employees, agents and assigns, the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use, re-use, display, distribute, transmit, copy, reproduce, publish, or re-publish, either in whole or in part, audio/visual recordings, photographs, portraits and videos of me, including my image, voice, and likeness (hereinafter called “Images”), through any media including, but not limited to any and all of its publications and website entries, for editorial, promotional, educational and/or informational purposes, internal use, art, entertainment, trade, advertising or any other purpose; and to copyright in its own name and/or publish, and/or market, and/or assign the same without payment or any other consideration or further authorization by me.

I also grant AHA all rights in such Images or videos, including the rights to reproduce and disseminate such Images, as well as to use such Images in whole or part as part of derivative works and/or supporting materials in conjunction with my own name. I understand that information disclosed pursuant to this authorization may be re-disclosed and used in a webcast and in other media outlets. I hereby waive the right to inspect and/or approve the finished video/audio tape or stream, print, or any other materials that may be used in connection with my Images, or the use to which they may be applied so long as such use shall be lawful.

I represent that I am over the age of eighteen (18) years and that I have read the foregoing and fully understand its contents. This release shall be binding upon me, my heirs, legal representatives, and assigns. I hereby release and discharge AHA and its representatives, employees, agents and assigns from any and all claims, actions, demands, and liability arising out of or in connection with the use of said Images, including without limitation any and all claims for invasion of privacy, right of publicity, and defamation.

By submitting this information, I represent that I have obtained a valid HIPAA Authorization covering all future disclosures AHA may make of this information if the disclosure includes any protected health information of the patient.