Getting the Most Out of Your American Hospital Association Membership

Together we are advancing health in America.

Thank you for your membership in the AHA.

As a member of the American Hospital Association, you are demonstrating your organization’s commitment to the field, and to our shared mission and vision. As the nation’s leading advocacy organization for hospitals and health systems, the AHA is only as strong as its collective voice.

Our Vision

A just society of healthy communities, where all individuals reach their highest potential for health.

Our Mission

To advance the health of all individuals and communities. The AHA leads, represents and serves hospitals, health systems and other related organizations that are accountable to the community and to health improvement.

This guide is designed to provide you with an overview of the AHA’s governance structure, key services and resources, and tips on how you can get involved and stay connected.

The AHA asks for your input and welcomes your contributions as we pursue the key strategic priorities that we believe should guide our work on your behalf.

These include:

  • Provide Better Care and Greater Value
  • Ensure the Financial Stability of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Enhance Public Trust and Confidence in Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Address Workforce Challenges: Now, Near and Far
  • Improve the Health Care Consumer Experience

A commitment to equity and access to behavioral health is integral to our work in each of these areas. The AHA’s complete Strategic Plan can be viewed at Don’t hesitate to reach out at any time with your questions, concerns or advice on how we can serve you better. Again, thank you for your membership and your commitment to advancing health in America.

Rick Pollack
President and CEO


  1. AHA Strategic Plan 2022–2024
  2. How the AHA Develops Policy
  3. How You Can Get Involved
  4. How to Stay Informed and Connected
  5. Important Dates
  6. Issue-Related Resources
  7. Professional Development for Your Team
  8. Track Your Engagement with the AHA Engagement Dashboard

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