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

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Last updated: June 9, 2020

American Hospital Association

Accelerating Health Equity Conference

Advancing Health podcasts (Soundcloud)

AHA Awards

AHA Data (AHA Annual Survey Database, AHA DataQuery, AHA IT Database, AHA Vitality Index)

AHA Careers [job openings]

AHA Center for Health Innovation

AHA Certification Center

AHA Coding Clinic Advisor [ICD-9, ICD-10, HCPCS, coding]

AHA Community Health Improvement (ACHI [community assessment, population health, community benefit]

AHA Environmental Scan [formerly AHA Environmental Assessment]

AHA Events and Education Calendar [conferences, webinars]

AHA Executive Dialogues

AHA Guide (online hospital directory) (buy print or pdf)

AHA Hospital Statistics (online) [buy print, pdf or Excel]

AHA Leadership Summit (conference)

AHA Market Scan

AHA Online Store

AHA Patient Care Partnership [formerly Patient Bill of Rights]

AHA Physician Alliance

AHA Political Action Committee (AHAPAC) [members only site]

AHA Rural Health Leadership Conference

AHA Stat [blog]

AHA Trendwatch Chartbook [trend statistics]

AHA Trustee Services [governance, boards]

American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) [formerly American Organization for Nurse Executives (AONE)]

American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) [facilities management, construction, maintenance, wireless medical telemetry, sustainability]

American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) [patient safety]

Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) [supply chain, purchasing]

Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE) [formerly American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services (ASHES)] [housekeeping, laundry, textiles, infection prevention, environmental hygiene]

Coalition to Protect America’s Healthcare [grassroots advocacy, health policy]

Estimated Useful Lives for Depreciable Hospital Assets

Facebook – AHA Hospitals

Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET)

Health Services Research (HSR) [journal]

Instagram - AHA Hospitals

Institute for Diversity and Health Equity (IDHE) [formerly Institute for Diversity in Health Management]

LinkedIn - American Hospital Association

National Uniform Billing Committee (NUBC) [UB-04]

Next Generation Fellowships [mentorship]

Patient Care Partnership [formerly Patients’ Bill of Rights]

Put It in Writing [advance directives, living wills, end-of-life]

Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development (SHSMD) [planning, marketing, business development, physician relations, public relations, communications]

State Hospital Associations

X (formerly Twitter) - @ahahospitals

YouTube – American Hospital Association

State Hospital Associations

Metropolitan/Regional Hospital Associations

Akron Regional Hospital Association [Ohio]
Center for Health Affairs [Cleveland, northeast Ohio]
Central Ohio Hospital Council [Columbus]
Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council [north Texas]

Delaware Valley Healthcare Council [Philadelphia, southeastern Pennsylvania]

Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association [Ohio]
Greater New York Hospital Association [New York City]
Health Alliance of MidAmerica [Kansas City, Missouri]
Healthcare Association of Southern California
Healthcare Council of the National Capital Area [District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia]
Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties [California]
Hospital Council of East Central Michigan
Hospital Council of Northern and Central California
Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio [Toledo]
Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania
Iroquois Healthcare Alliance [Upstate New York]
Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council [Illinois]
Metropolitan Hospital Council of New Orleans [Louisiana]
Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council [New York]
North Central Council of MHA [Michigan]
Phone: (231) 439-9812
Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association [Hudson Valley Area, New York]
Rochester Regional Healthcare Association [New York]
South Florida Hospital & Healthcare Association
Western New York Healthcare Association

Organizations A-B

AABB [formerly American Association of Blood Banks]
AARP [formerly American Association of Retired Persons]

Academy for Healthcare Infrastructure/National Institute of Building Sciences (AHI/NIBS) [construction, built environment, design]
AcademyHealth [health policy, health services research]

Accountable Care Learning Collaborative (ACLC)
Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) [home care, durable medical equipment, specialty pharmacy, third party payors, convenient care]
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education {ACGME)
Acute Long Term Hospital Association (ALTHA) [ceased operation 2013]
Advanced medical Technology Association [AdvaMed) [formerly Health Industry Manufacturers Association (HIMA)]
Advancing Excellence in Americas Nursing Homes (AEANH) [quality]
AHRA: Association for Medical Imaging Management [radiology]
Alliance for Advancing Nonprofit Health Care (AANHC)

Alliance for Health Policy (AHP) [formerly Alliance for Health Reform (AHR)]

Alliance for Integrity and Reform of 340B (AIR 340B) [outpatient prescription drugs, uninsured access] 
Alliance of Claims Assistance Professionals (ACAP) [consumer assistance, medical bills, health insurance]
Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) [health insurance]
Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers (AIAMC)

Alliance of Professional Health Advocates (APHA) [patient advocates, navigators]
All-Payer Claims Database Council (APCD Council) [health data]
Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) [surgicenters]
AMDA [formerly American Medical Directors Association] [long term care]
America’s Blood Centers (ABC)
America’s Essential Hospitals (AEH) [formerly National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (NAPH)] [safety net hospitals, government hospitals]
American Academy of Medical Administrators (AAMA)
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR)
American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
American Academy on Communication in Healthcare (AAHCP) [patient relations, patient education]
American Alliance of Healthcare Providers (AAHCP) [consumers, quality]
American Ambulance Association (AAA) [emergency services]
American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF)
American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare)
American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) [formerly American College of Physician Executives (ACPE)]
American Association of Accountable Care Organizations (AAACO)
American Association of Birth Centers (AABC)

American Association of Blood Banks
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
American Association of Eye and Ear Centers of Excellence (AAEECE) [formerly American Association of Eye and Ear Hospitals (AAEEH)]
American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) [patient accounts, billing, admission, registration]
American Association of Hospital Dentists (AAHD) / Special Care Dentistry Association (SCDA)
American Association of Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems (AAIHDS)
American Association of International Healthcare Recruitment (AAIHR) [foreign workers, human resources, immigration, visas]
American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)
American Association of Medical Billers (AAMB) [insurance claims processing]
American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA)
American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC)
American Association of Preferred Provider Organizations (AAPPO) [health insurance]
American Association of Professionals in Patient Safety (AAPPS)
American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) [transplants]
American Bar Association – Health Law Section (ABA)
American Benefits Council (ABC) [employee benefits, health insurance]
American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) [physician board certification]
American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA)
American College of Contingency Planners (ACCP) [disaster, emergency planning]
American College Health Association (ACHA)
American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) [long term care]
Americana College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA)[certification]
American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
American College of Healthcare Information Administrators (ACHIA)
American College of Legal Medicine (ACLM) [law]
American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE) [certification, physician practice management, medical group management]
American College of Medical Quality (ACMQ)

American College of Medical Scribe Specialists (ACMSS) [CPOE input]

American College of Oncology Administrators (AAOA)
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, assisted living]
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) [medical records, coding]
America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) [ health plans]
American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
American Health Planning Association (AHPA) [certificate of need]
American Health Quality Association (AHQA) [quality improvement organizations (QIO), peer review organizations (PRO)]
American Heart Association (AHA)
American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) [medical technology]
American Institute of Architects / Academy of Architecture for Health (AIA / AAH)
American Medical Association (AMA) [physicians]
American Medical Billing Association (AMBA) [certification, insurance claims processing]
American Medical Group Association (AMGA) [physician groups]
American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (AMRPA)
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
American Nurses Association (ANA)
American Osteopathic Association (AOS) [physicians]
American Public Health Association (APHA)
American School Health Association (ASHA)
American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) [retirement housing]
American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI) [laboratories, certification, accreditation, transplants]
American Society for Quality – Health Care Division (ASQ)
American Society of Health Economists (ASHE)
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 Speciality (ASSE)
American Telemedicine Association (ATA)

American Trauma Society (ATS) [critical care, emergency care]
APCD Council (All-Payer Claims Database) [health data, price transparency, health insurers]
AQA [formerly Ambulatory Care Quality Alliance (ACQA)] [quality indicators] 

Argentum [formerly Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA)] [senior living, homes for the aging]

Asian Health Care Leaders Association (AHCLA)
Association for Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) [clinical trials]
Association for Ambulatory Behavioral Healthcare (AABH)
Association Behavioral Health and Wellness (ABHW)
Association for Benchmarking Healthcare (ABHC)
Association for Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) [uninsured, access, poor]
Association for Community Affiliated Health Plans (ACAHP) [safety net health plans, poor]

Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Applications (AEHIA) [information technology]
Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security (AEHIS) [cybersecurity, privacy]

Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Technology (AEHIT)
Association for Healthcare Foodservice
Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) [fund raising, foundations]
Association for Hispanic Healthcare Executives (AHHE)
Association for Hospital Medical Education (AHME)
Association for Patient Experience (AfPE) [patient satisfaction]
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)
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 Anesthesia Clinical Directors (AACD) [surgery]
Association of Cancer Executives (ACE)
Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS) [medical records, transcription, coding)
Association of Clinical Research Organization (ACRO)
Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC)

American of Donor Recruitment Professionals (ADRP) [tissue, organ donation, transplants]
Association of Freestanding Radiation Oncology Centers (AFROC) [cancer therapy, radiology]
Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ) [media, news]
Association of Health Facility Survey Agencies (AHRSA) [state licensure/regulatory agencies]
Association of Health Information Outsourcing Services (AHIOS) [medical records, contract services, transcription, coding]
Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors (AHA [financial management]
Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals (AHVAP) [materials management, purchasing, equipment, supplies]
Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) [state program directors]
Association of Medical Device Reprocessors (AMDR) [equipment and supplies, third party reprocessors]
Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS)
Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals  (ANFP) [formerly Dietary Managers Association]
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 Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP) [education, career training]
Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (ASPR)
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) [education]
Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association (AHHA)

Avia Innovator Network [digital health, information technology, system & vendor partnerships]

Beryl Institute [absorbed Society for Healthcare Consumer Advocacy (SHCA)] [patient advocacy, patient experience, patient centered]
Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) [health insurance] 

Organizations C-G

Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL)
CAQH - Coalition for Affordable Quality Healthcare
Care Continuum Alliance (CCA) [chronic disease, accountable care, population health]
CARF International (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities)
Case Management Society of America (CMSA)[discharge planning, coordinated care]
Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHAUSA)

Center for Excellence in Assisted Living (CEAL)
Center for Health Design (CHD) [architecture, interior design]
Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ) [hospital accreditation]

Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTEL) [telemedicine]
Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) [ceased operation Nov. 2014]
CGFNS International [formerly Commission of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools]
Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) [formerly National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI)]
Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA)
Coalition for Health Communication (CHC)
Coalition for Health Environments Research (CHER)
COLA [formerly Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation]
College of American Pathologists (CAP) [laboratories, accreditation]
College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME)

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) [emergency services]
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) [ambulance, air transport, emergency transport]
Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP)
Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) [non-emergency medical transportation, patient transport]
Consumer Driven Health Care Insitute (CDHCI) [health insurance]
Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) [over the counter drugs, supplements]
Consumer Purchaser Alliance (CP Alliance) [formerly Consumer Purchaser Disclosure Project] [health insurance, employers, labor, performance, quality]
Consumers Advancing Patient Safety (CAPS)
Convenient Care Association (CCA) [retail clinics, walk-in clinics, immediate care]
Council for Affordable Health Insurance (CAHI)
Council of Accountable Physician Practices (CAPP)
Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration (CCVA)
Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems (COTH) [academic medical centers]
Council of Women’s and Infants Specialty Hospitals (CWISH)
Council of Physician and Nurse Supply (CPNS) [workforce]

Council on Surgical and Perioperative Safety (CSPS)
Dental Group Practice Association (DGPA)
Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) [information systems, standards]
Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE)

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

Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) [drugs, biosimilar medicine]
Global Alliance for Arts and Health [formerly Society for the Arts in Healthcare (SAH)]
Governance Institute
Grantmakers in Health (GIH) [philanthropy, foundations]
GS1 Healthcare US [supply chain, standards, materials management, bar code, e-commerce]

Organizations H

Health Care Administrators Association (HCAA) [third party administrators, health insurance]
Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA)
Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI)
Health Care Education Association (HCEA) [patient education, training, development]

Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute (HCI3) [quality, efficiency]
Health Care Institute - International Facility Management Association (HCI IFMA)
Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) [environment, ecology, medical waste] 

Health Record Banking Alliance [HRBA] [electronic medical record repositories]

Health Transformation Alliance (HTA) [employers, reform, innovation]

Healthcare Administrative Technology Association (HATA) [practice management system vendors, health information technology, physician practices]
Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA) and [women]

Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) [waste management, sustainability, green environment]

Healthcare Supplier Diversity Alliance (HSDA) [supply chain]
Health Coalition of Liability and Access  (HCLA) [malpractice]
Health Data Consortium (HDC)
Health Ethics Trust (HET)
Health Industry Business Communications Council (HIBCC) [standards]
Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) [equipment, supplies]
Health Industry Representatives Association (HIRA) [sales representatives, equipment, supplies]
Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) [information security standards]
Health Level Seven (HL7) International  [information exchange standards]
Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi)
Healthcare Accreditation Colloquium [heart failure centers accreditation]
Healthcare Billing and Management Association (HBMA)

HealthCareCAN (Canada, hospitals) [formerly Association of Canadian Academic Healthcare Organizations and Canadian Healthcare Association]

HealthCare Chaplaincy
Healthcare Convention and Exhibitors Association (HCEA)
Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA) [pharmaceuticals, drugs]
Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) [osteopathic]
Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)
Healthcare Hospitality Network (HHN) [formerly National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses (NAHHH)]
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP)
Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) [housekeeping, environmental services]
Healthcare Leadership Alliance (HLA) [professional competencies]
Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC)
Healthcare Manufacturers Marketing Council (HMMC)
Healthcare Private Equity Association (HCPEA) [capital finance, investment]
Healthcare Roundtable [executives]
Healthcare Services Platform Consortium (HSPC) [information technology]
Healthcare Supply Chain Association (HSCA) [formerly Health Industry Group Purchasing Association (HIGPA)]
Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) [green environment, sustainability]
HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association (EHR Association) [information systems, technology]

HomeTown Health (HTH) [rural hospitals, health]

HOPE – European Hospital and Healthcare Federation [international]
HOSA – Future Health Professionals [formerly Health Occupations Students of America] [careers]
Hospice Association of America (HAA) 
Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) [Health Research & Education Trust (HRET), patient safety, quality improvement]
Hospital Fire Marshals Association (HFMA) [safety]
HSA Coalition (health savings accounts, consumer directed health plans, insurance)

Organizations I-M

IHE USA – Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise [information systems, standards, interoperability]
Informed Patient Institute (IPI)
Innovation Learning Network (ILN)
Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) [quality]
Institute for Healthcare Optimization (IHO) [operations improvement, efficiency]

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) [quality, patient safety, efficiency]

Institute for Medical Quality (IMQ) [accreditation, ambulatory care]
Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care (IPFCC)
Institute for Safety in Office-Based Surgery (ISOBS) [ambulatory surgery]
Institute of Healthcare Executives and  Suppliers (IHES) [supply chain]
Insurance Information Institute (III)
Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI) [employee benefits, health insurance]

Intelligent Health Association (IHA) [health technology, health information apps, wearables]
International Alliance of Patients Organizations (IAPO)
International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHHS)
International Association for Healthcare Textile Management (IAHTM) [laundry, housekeeping]
International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers (IAMAT)
International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) [absorbed American Society for Healthcare Central Service Professionals of AHA] [sterile processing]
International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA)[environmental services]

International Federation of Health Plans (IFHP) [health insurance]
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP)
International Interior Design Association – Healthcare Forum (IIDA)
International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) [information systems, technology]
International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) [language services]
International Network for the History of Hospitals (INHH)
International Patient Decision Aid Standards Collaboration (IPDAS) [patient education]
Intersocietal  Accreditation Commission (ICA) [echolcardiology, vascular laboratories, nuclear medicine, sonography, radiology, cardiology]
IPA Association of America (TIPAAA) [physicians]
Joint Commission [TJC] [formerly Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)]

Joint Commission Center for Transforming Health Care
LeadingAge [formerly American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA)} [nursing homes, long term care]
Leapfrog Group [patient safety, quality]
Managed Care Executive Group (MCEG)
Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) [insurance]
Medical Association of Billers [certification, coding]
Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA)
Medical Fitness Association (MFA)
Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) [physician practices]
Medical Identity Fraud Alliance (MIFA) [privacy, security]
Medical Library Association (MLA)
Medical Tourism Association (MTA) [medical travel] 
Medical Travel Quality Alliance (MTQUA) [medical tourism, certification]
Medicare Rights Center (MRC)
mHealth Alliance [mobile health, wireless]
MIB Group (Medical Information Bureau)[consumer credit ratings, patient information, insurance reporting, fraud]

Organizations N-P

National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA) [adult day care]

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

National Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers (NAFEC)

National Association of Health and Educational Facilities Finance Authorities (NAHEFFA) [capital financing, construction, tax-exempt financing, public finance, municipal bonds]
National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO)
National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE)
National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) [health insurance]
National Association of Health Unit Coordinators (NAHUC)
National Association of Healthcare Access Management (NAHAM) [patient admission, registration, guest relations]

National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants (NAHAC) [patient advocates, navigators]

National Association of Healthcare Revenue Integrity (NAHRI) [financial management]

National Association of Healthcare Transport Management (NAHTM) [hospital patient transport]
National Association of Independent Review Organizations (NAIRO) [medical review]
National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)
National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH)
National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations (NALTO) [physicians, temporary staffing]
National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards [licensure, certification]
National Association of Long Term Care Hospitals (NALTH)
National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD)
National Association of Physician Recruiters (NAPR)
National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM)
National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS)
National Association of Rural Health Clinics (NARHC)
National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) [aging, relocation]
National Association of Specialty Health Organizations (NASHO)
National Association of State Comprehensive Health Insurance Plans (NASCHIP) [high risk health insurance pools]

National Association of State EMS Directors (NASEMSD) [emergency medical services]
National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD)
National Association of Travel Healthcare Organizations (NATHO) [temporary staffing agencies, nurses] 

National Association of Worksite Health Centers (NAWHC) [workplace wellness, employee health]
National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH) [value-based purchasing, employers, health insurance]
National Business Group on Health (NBGH) [employers, health insurance, health promotion]
National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL)
National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL)

National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (NCMLP, MLP) [patient advocacy, patient legal aid]
National Center for Nonprofit Boards (NCNB)

National Center for Rural Health Works (NCRHW)
National Coalition on Health Care (NCHC)

National Commission for Certifying Agencies /Insitute for Credentialing Excellence (NCCA/ICE) [accreditation, professional certification]

National Commission for Quality Assurance (NCQA) [health plans, accreditation, HEDIS]
National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) [jails, prisons, accreditation, certification]
National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) – Health
National Consortium for Health Science Education (NCHSE)
National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC)
National Coordinating Council for Medicate Error Reporting and Prevention (NCC MERP) [patient safety]
National Council for Behavioral Health (NCBH)
National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) [electronic data exchange standards]
National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) [nurse licensure]

National Council on Administrative Fellowships (NCAF) [graduate programs in healthcare management, education],6549
National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) [pharmaceutical drug use safety]
National CPA Health Care Advisors Association (HCAA) [accounting, consulting]
National Electronic Billers Alliance (NEBA)
National Electronic Payments Association – Healthcare (formerly National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA) [finance, reimbursement]
National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA) [emergency medical services]
National Fire Protection Association – Health Care Section (NFPA) [facilities safety]
National Forum for Latino Healthcare Executives (NFLHE)

National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers (NFSNW)

National Governors Association (NGA) [state]
National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association (NHCAA)
National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC) [poor]

National Healthcare & Public Health Cybersecurity Council (HPH-CC) [privacy, health information security]
National Health Council (NHC)

National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (National Health ISAC, NH-ISAC) [cybersecurity, privacy, health information security]
National Health Leadership Council (NCLC)

National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) [drug therapy]
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)
National Institute for the Certification of Healthcare Sterile Processing and Distribution Personnel (NICHSPDP) [central service]

National Institute for Healthcare Design (NIHD)
National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC)
National League for Nursing (NLN)
National Medical Association (NMA)
National Network of Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs  (NNHVIP) [safety]
National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH)
National PACE Association (NPA) [Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly, home care, adult day care, geriatric services]

National Partnership for the Health Care Safety Net (NPHCSN) [uninsured]
National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF)
National Perinatal Information Center (NPIC) [maternal, infants, obstetrics, women’s hospitals]
National Priorities Partnership (NPP) [quality]
National Quality Forum (NQF)
National Rehabilitation Association / National Association for Rehabilitation Leadership (NARL)
National Residency Match Program (NRMP) [physicians, graduate medical education]

National Rural Accountable Care Consortium (NRACO)
National Rural Health Association (NRHA)
National Society of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants (NSCHBC)
National Spine Network
National Transitions of Care Coalition (NTCC) [continuum of care, coordinated care]
National Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC) [insurance claim standards]
Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI) [regional health improvement collaboratives, value-based payment, quality, health reform]
North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR)

Nurses on Boards Coalition (NBC) [governance]

Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) [patient waiting list]
Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI) [allied health, caregivers, eldercare]
Partnership for Patient Safety (P4PS)
Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD)
Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) [medical homes]
Patient Safety Institute (PSI)
Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC) [genomics]
Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) [pharmacy benefit managers]
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufactuers Association (PhRMA)
Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI)
Physician Hospitals of America (PHA)
Physician Insurers Association of America (PIAA) [malpractice liability]
Practice Greenhealth [environment, medical waste, sustainability, facilities management, construction]
Professional Association of Health Care Office Management (PAHCOM) [practice management]

Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) [public health departments]
Public Relations Society of America / Health Academy

Organizations Q-Z

Rainbow Healthcare Leaders Association (RHLA) [LGBT diversity, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender]
Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA)
Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) [compliance, government relations, government affairs]
Research!America [health research and development]

RFID in Healthcare Consortium (RHCC) [information technology]

Safety Net Hospitals for Pharmaceutical Access (SNHPA) [340B program]

School-Based Health Alliance (SBHA) [school-based health centers]

Scottsdale Institute [information technology, clinical integration]
Self-Insurance Institute of America (SIIA) [employers, workers compensation, third party administrators, underwriters]
Smart Card Alliance – Health and Human Services Council [information technology, medical records, patient ID cards]
SNP Alliance – National Health Policy Group [Medicare Advantage special needs plans, disabled, frail)
Social Media Health Network (SMHN)

Society for Health Systems – Institute of Industry Engineers (SHS IIE)
Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) [infection control]

Society for Participatory Medicine (SCP) [patient involvement]
Society for Radiation Oncology Administrators (SROA) [cancer]
Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care (SSWLHC) [discharge planning, care transition]
Society of Actuaries – Health Section (SOA) [insurance, financial risk]
Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPCP) [chest pain centers, accreditation, heart care]
Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) [hospitalists, physicians]
Society of Interventional Pain Management Surgery Centers (SIPMS)

Society of Medical Administrators (SOMA) [physician administrators]
Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) [quality, patient safety]
Sorry Works! Coalition [disclosure, errors, liability]
Stand for Quality
Tissue Banks International (TBI) [eye banks, transplants]
Trauma Center Association of America (TCAA) [formerly National Foundation for Trauma Care (NFTC)] [emergency services]

Treatment Advocacy Center (TAC) [mental health, psychiatric care]

US Cooperative for International Patient Programs (USCIPP) [medical tourism]
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) [construction, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), sustainability]
United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) [transplants]
Universal Health Care Action Network (UHCAN) [universal health care, health insurance, access] 
URAC [Accreditation, health plans, accountable care, case management, pharmacy quality]
Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA)
Visiting Nurse Association of America (VNAA) [home care]
Wellness Councils of America (WELCOA) [worksite health promotion]
Women Business Leaders – Women Leading Healthcare (WBL)

Foundations/Think Tanks/Other Groups

Altarum Institute

American Health Policy Institute (AHPI) [employee health]
American Hospice Foundation
Americans for Better Care Dying (ABCD) [end of life, palliative care]
Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF)
Aspen Institute
Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC)
Bipartisan Policy Center - CEO Council on Health and Innovation [employers, employee health benefits]
Blue Ridge Academic Health Group [teaching hospitals]

Build Health International (BHI) [facility construction, impoverished areas, developing countries]

Center for Connected Health Policy:  National Telehealth Policy Resource Center (CCHP)
Center for Democracy and Technology – Health Privacy Project
Center for Health and the Economy
Center for Healthcare Strategies (CHCS)
Center for Innovation and Technology in Public Health (CITPH)

Center for Sharing Public Health Services (CSPHS) [cross jurisdictional sharing - CJS, regional health]
Center for Studying Health System Change [merged into Mathematica Policy Research, Dec 2013]
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)
Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) [end of life, pain management]
Center to Champion Nursing in America (CCNA)
Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO)
Commonwealth Fund
Delmarva Foundation
Families USA
Foundation for Health Coverage Education (FHCE) [health insurance]
Galen Institute

Health Care Pricing Project

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

Innovations in Healthcare (formerly the International Partnership for Innovative Healthcare Delivery - IPIHD)
Institute for e-Health Policy
Institute for Health Policy Solutions (IHPS)
Institute for Healthcare Organizations [operations management]

Institute for Innovation [patient experience, quality improvement]
Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) [patient safety]
Institute of Medicine (IOM)
International Network for Interfaith Health Program (IHP NET)
Josie King Foundation (JKF) [patient safety]
Kaiser Family Foundation
Kaiser Health News

Kennedy Forum [behaviorial health, mental health]
Markle Foundation – Health [information systems, security, standards]
Mathematica Policy Research
MedicAlert Foundations
Medical Outcomes Trust
National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP)

National Academy of Medicine (NAM) [formerly Institute of Medicine (IOM)]
National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) [Medicare, workers compensation]
National Center for Medical Legal Partnership (NCMLP) [poor]
National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA)
National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement (NCRPM) [radiology, safety]
National Health Policy Forum (NHPF)
National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation (NIHCM Foundation)
National Institute for Health Care Reform (NIHCR)
National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) [health disparities]
National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF)
National Rural Health Resource Center
NeedyMeds [patient assistance, prescription drug assistance]

Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI)

New America Foundation (NAF)
NXT Health [architecture, interior design innovation]

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

Panel on the Nonprofit Sector
Partnership for Prescription Assistance [poor]
Partnership for Solutions [chronic care]
Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) [consumers, uninsured]
Patient Privacy Rights Foundation (PPRF)

Peterson Center for Healthcare [quality, health system transformation, health policy]

Physician Advocacy Institute (PAI)
Physician Consortium for Quality Improvement (PCQI)
Physicians Foundation
Planetree [patient centered care]
Project Hope / Center for Health Affairs [international] 
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Rural Health Research Gateway

Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI)

Safeguarding Health in Conflict [wars, international armed conflict]
SCAN Foundation
Trust for Americas Health (TFAH)
Urban Institute

Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI) [patient care, patient-centeredness, patient satisfaction]

W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Wye River Group on Healthcare (WRGH) 

Government and International Agencies

AHRQ National Resource Center for Health Information Technology
Administration on Agin (AoA)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Policy (AHRQ)
American International Health Alliance (AIHA) [hospital partnerships, twinning programs with Central & Eastern Europe]
American Medical Resources Foundation (AMRF) [equipment donation for developing countries, international]
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
Census Bureau
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – Conditions of Participation for Hospitals [in US Code of Federal Regulations, Title 42, part 482 annually]
Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME) [physicians]
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Department of Housing and Urban Development –Federal Housing Authority (HUD FHA) – Health Facilities Programs
Department of Justice (DOJ)
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
FedStats [statistics portal]
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) – Health Care Fraud Unit
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) [telecommunications]
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) [antitrust, consumer protection]
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Government Printing Office (GPO) [Federal Register, Code of Federation Regulations, Congressional Record, U.S Code]

Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force [information technology]
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Hill-Burton Free or Reduced Cost Health Care Program
Hospital Compare [Medicare, quality]
Indian Health Service (HIS)
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
International Hospital Federation (IHF)
Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) [children’s health insurance program]
Medicare [consumer web site]
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC)
MEDLINE Plus Health Information [patient education]
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
National Guideline Clearinghouse [evidence-based clinical practical guidelines]
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – Emergency Medical Services (NHTSA EMS)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) – Health IT Industry
National Institutes of Health
National Library of Medicine
National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC)
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
Nursing Home Compare [Medicare, quality]  
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Office of the Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services (OIG HHS)
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) [evidence based, clinical effectiveness]
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
THOMAS Legislative Information

Other Resources

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) – Magnet Nursing Services Recognition Program
American Self-Help Group Clearinghouse
CenterWatch [clinical trials]
Clinical Trials [research]
Cochrane Collalboration [evidence based medicine, quality]
Dartmouth Atlas Health Care Project
Flex Monitoring Program [rural hospitals, critical access hospitals]
REMEDY (Recovered Medical Equipment for the Developing World) [international, donations]

Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) [formerly Rural Assistance Center (RAC)]

Source for Competitive Healthcare [market consolidation, competition, antitrust, mergers]
State Health Access State Data Center (SHADAC) [health insurance, uninsured, coverage]
State Health Facts
Urgent Matters [emergency medical services, patient flow]