Individual Membership Organizations

The AHA's Individual Membership Organizations are here to assist you with specialized tools, services and educational opportunities tailored for your unique role. Become a member of one of the societies below to enrich your professional skills and capabilities.

Professional Membership Groups


Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE)

AHE is the membership community of choice for health care environmental services; providing education, information, and resources necessary for its members to be the recognized authority for strategic leadership in cleaning and disinfection, environmental infection prevention, waste management and laundry operations.

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Society for Health Care Strategy and Market Development (SHSMD)

SHSMD is the preeminent professional organization leading, connecting, and serving professionals at all levels of the health care strategy disciplines: marketing, public relations, communications, strategic planning, physician relations and business development.

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Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM)

AHRMM is the premier membership group for health care supply chain professionals. AHRMM strives to provide the education, information, and resources necessary for its members to remain at the top of their field.

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American Society for Health Care Risk Management (ASHRM)

The American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) has more than 6,000 members representing health care risk management, patient safety, risk financing and other related professions.

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American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL)

The American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL), a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association, provides education and thought leadership for emerging nurse leaders, nurse managers, nurse directors and nurse executives.

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American Society for Health Care Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA)

ASHHRA represents the human side of health care and leads the way for human resources professionals to become more effective, valued, and credible leaders in the health care field.

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Association for Health Care Volunteer Resource Professionals (AHVRP)

AHVRP, a professional membership group of the AHA, is the premier professional membership society for health care volunteer services, retail operations and related support services disciplines.

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American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE)

ASHE members form a community of essential partners and leaders in the field collaborating to create an optimal environment for patient healing through health care planning, design, construction and facility management.

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Other Individual Membership Organizations


Association for Community Health Improvement (ACHI)

The Association for Community Health Improvement, an affiliate of the American Hospital Association and the Health Research & Educational Trust, is the premier national association for community health, community benefit and population health professionals. We provide educational resources and tools, professional development and networking opportunities to help health leaders expand their knowledge and enhance their performance in achieving community health goals.

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