AHA Resource Center

The services and products of the AHA Resource Center are designed to assist you in accessing timely, high-quality health services information--quickly and easily. The AHA Resource Center is a vital tool for health care leaders and others who need to keep well-informed to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Resources available include:

  • Quick information service - Drawing from sources readily at hand, staff supply quick facts such as data items, addresses and telephone numbers, dates, definitions, and referral to other appropriate resources.

  • Document delivery service - Drawing from the comprehensive collections and extensive networks of the AHA Resource Center, the document delivery service ensures timely access to essential materials. For times when speed is crucial, expedited services are available. An online catalog for books, journals, and other publications in the Resource Center collection is available.

  • Information and data retrieval service - Highly trained information specialists apply their specialized knowledge and unique skills to locate and retrieve information quickly. Drawing from a wide range of information resources, including periodicals, books, reference materials, electronic information sources, internal and external databases, personal contacts, and other print and nonprint tools, staff provide the information needed to support your management, strategic planning, educational, or research activities. Customized current awareness and information alerting services help you stay up-to-date on trends in the delivery of health care.

The Center for Hospital and Healthcare Administration History
Recognizing that knowledge of the past influences the present and the future, the Center chronicles the history of hospitals and healthcare administration, with special emphasis on the United States. A historical collection, an oral history program, a photographic collection, collections of archival materials, and other items of particular historical value to the field are maintained and made available for use.

Information on the Resource Center’s fee-based services is available in the service and fee schedule. For additional information on AHA Resource Center services and products, you may contact the Resource Center by telephone at (312) 422-2050, by fax at (312) 422-4700, or through electronic mail at rc@aha.org. The AHA Resource Center is located at 155 North Wacker Drive - Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60606. The Resource Center’s hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. central time, Monday through Friday.