Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Regulating Health Care
Lecture:Nonprofit Accrediting Orgs, Regulatory Bodies, and Professional Associations in U.S. Health Care
Slide content:American Hospital Association (AHA) Nearly 5,000 organizational members 43,000 i ndividual members Major programs Advocacy Lobbying and media campaigns to influence political and economic policies Resource center Database of information on health planning and admin. Annual survey of U.S. hospitals Reports and studies 31
Slide notes:The vision of the American Hospital Association, or AHA, is of a society of healthy communities where all individuals reach their highest potential for health. The AHA has nearly 5,000 organizational members, including hospitals, health care systems, networks, and other providers. It also has 43,000 individual members. A major emphasis of the AHA is advocacy, which means working to influence political and economic policies through activities such as lobbying and media campaigns. The AHA also provides an extensive resource center, a database of information about health planning and administration, an annual survey of U.S. hospitals, and other reports and studies. 31