Academic health centers have a fundamental and unique value—the ability to harness the power at the nexus of research, education, and healthcare in service to the human condition. AAHC/I is the global thought leader on issues impacting academic health centers and their mission. Inspirational leadership and effective management of academic health centers are the central concerns of AAHC/I.

The Association regularly introduces new initiatives to increase the capacity of academic health center leaders—and everyone with a stake in health sciences research, health professions education, healthcare delivery, and population health concerns—to respond to urgent priorities and advance healthcare in the 21st century.

Program Areas

AAHCI Leadership Initiative

The AAHCI Leadership Initiative assists academic health center and system leaders to help facilitate cross-border learning and networking, promote collaboration, and share best practices. ALI is designed to enable leaders from institutions in Lower and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) to join AAHCI through sponsorship, offering them key ways to exchange knowledge on the state of academic health centers in their countries.

Thought Leadership Institute

The AAHC Thought Leadership Institute convenes provocative and inspiring thought leaders from diverse backgrounds to discern transformative ideas. The Institute focuses on areas that have the greatest potential for institutional transformation. These areas include: the growing interface of medicine and machines; the globalization of healthcare; health professions education reform; and evolving academic health center models.