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.
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.
The AAHC Sullivan Alliance aims to strengthen the capacity and quality of the nation's health workforce by increasing the numbers of ethnic and racial minorities in every area of healthcare and across all aspects of academic health centers.
The AAHCI Student Leadership Initiative (ASLI) provides a special opportunity for medical students to highlight their leadership. This initiative invites medical students to share innovative ideas on supporting the new norms of medical education programming and training as it shifts more to virtual platforms. The AAHCI Latin America & Caribbean (LAC) Regional Office will soon launch the first call for proposals on virtual medical education in the LAC region.
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. The Association’s Leadership Programs increase the capacity of academic health center leaders to respond to urgent priorities and advance healthcare in the 21st century. Learn More