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    Alliance of Academic Health Centers Member Benefits

    The Alliance is uniquely and specifically dedicated to providing customized programs, resources, and services for executives who oversee complex, multifaceted organizations that comprise hospital networks and health systems, multiple health professions schools, research networks, and other aspects unique to academic health centers.

    Management and Mission Support 

    Individualized Leadership Support: Convenes meetings and small confidential roundtables; provides a range of services from peer-to-peer queries, individualized consultations, and comparative institutional surveys.    

    Leadership Councils: Provide opportunities to participate in deliberative bodies that examine critical issues impacting academic health centers, formulate consensus statements, and share best practices. 

    Executive Leadership Groups created by and for the academic health center C-Suite: Convenes in-person and virtual sessions where these professionals can network, share best practices and insight, and develop resources to meet their unique needs. 

    AIM Program and AIM CONNECT: The AIM Program assists members to develop and implement institution-specific strategic goals. AIM CONNECT offers cost-free opportunities for virtual connections and consultations with experienced academic health center leaders. 

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: The Sullivan Alliance highlights the work academic health centers are doing to strengthen the capacity and quality of the nation’s health workforce by increasing the representation of historically marginalized populations in every area of health care across all aspects of their institutions. 

    Meetings, Conferences, and Online Programs 

    In addition to enhanced opportunities for building new relationships, collaborations, and connections, the Alliance provides its members access to informative webinars, peer leadership roundtables, and regional and annual meetings held around the world addressing the key issues and challenges facing academic health center and health system leadership.  

    Exclusive Publications and Resources 

    Access to unique publications, including the highly valued Annual Alliance Compensation Survey, AAHCI Leadership Perspectives; leader-to-leader queries and surveys; AAMC publications; and timely newsletters and communications from Alliance and AAMC leadership. Find more information about Alliance and AAHCI publications and resources here. 

    Complimentary subscription to Academic Medicine for all primary representatives of Alliance member institutions.

    Member discounts on Alliance and AAHCI products and services, including books, toolkits, guides, and tailored data analysis. 


    The Alliance and AAHCI represent the unique interests of academic health centers in informing policy development and thought leadership. 

    Spotlight: features the frontline work of academic health centers worldwide through new treatments and cures, innovative approaches to prevention and prediction, and educating the next generation of health care professionals, including leaders in public health. Access Spotlight here.  

    Global Reach 

    Alliance membership includes access to all AAHCI conferences, programs, and services, including: 

    Regional Offices:International offices bring together academic health centers and systems within their region and provide valuable insight on the key issues and challenges they face.

    Regional Programs: Provide opportunities to explore collaboration with leaders from a specific region. 

    To join or for more information: 

    U.S.-based institutions interested in membership may contact the Alliance by phone, 202-741-0747, or by email at amcintoshpeters@aamc.org. International institutions can contact AAHCI at aahci@aamc.org.   

    Criteria To Join 

    U.S. Members 

    • Membership in the Alliance is institution-based. The membership year is July 1-June 30. 
    • Academic health centers eligible for membership are accredited, degree-granting institutions of higher education that educate a wide variety of health care professionals; offer comprehensive basic and advanced patient care; and conduct a broad spectrum of biomedical and health services research. They must include: an allopathic or osteopathic school of medicine; at least one other health professions school or program (such as allied health, dentistry, graduate studies, nursing, pharmacy, public health, or veterinary medicine); and one or more owned or affiliated teaching hospitals, health systems, or other organized health care services.