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About ASHHRA

The American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) of the American Hospital Association (AHA) is the nation’s only membership organization dedicated to meeting the needs of human resources professionals in health care. 

Founded in 1964, the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) is a professional membership group of the American Hospital Association (AHA) and has more than 3,000 members nationwide. ASHHRA leads the way for members to become more effective, valued, and credible leaders in health care human resources. As the foremost authority in health care human resources, ASHHRA provides timely and critical support through research, learning and knowledge sharing, professional development, products and resources, and provides opportunities for networking and collaboration. ASHHRA offers the only certification distinguishing health care human resource professionals, the Certified in Healthcare Human Resources (CHHR).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. Who are ASHHRA members?
  2. Why should I join ASHHRA?
  3. What are the benefits of ASHHRA membership?
  4. How much are dues?
  5. How do I join ASHHRA?
  6. If I join today, when will I receive my membership information?
  7. Where do I find my membership number?
  8. How do I renew my membership?
  9. Is ASHHRA affiliated with SHRM?
  10. Do ASHHRA programs count toward recertification credits?
  11. What volunteer opportunities are available at ASHHRA?
  12. What is ASHHRA the HR Leader Model?
  13. How do I log in to the ASHHRA website?
  14. How do I contact ASHHRA staff with further questions?

 


 
1. Who is ASHHRA?

The American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) – a professional membership group of the American Hospital Association (AHA), is the nation’s only membership organization dedicated exclusively to meeting the needs of health care human resources practitioners. ASHHRA is recognized as the premier source of educational resources, industry research, HR tools, networking and best practices for the health care HR professional. When you join ASHHRA, you are investing in your future while helping to advance the transformation of the health care HR leader.

Founded in 1964, ASHHRA represents more than 3,000 human resources professionals across the nation. ASHHRA is governed by a 13-member board of directors, four standing committees and more than 45 affiliated chapters who are all committed to enhancing the profession and moving forward toward one common goal – excellence in health care human resources.

VISION: Be the leaders in health care Human Resources workforce policy, advocacy and best practices.

MISSION: To advance the human side of health care, the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) leads the way for highly effective, valued and credible leaders.

VALUES: Trust, People, Integrity, Leadership, Diversity, Collaboration, Excellence, and Innovation.

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2. Who are ASHHRA members?

ASHHRA members are professionals with human resource responsibilites in the field of health care, including students, new to the profession, mid-level professionals and executive-level health care human resources professionals. ASHHRA members come from health care networks, hospitals and other care providers.

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3. Why should I join ASHHRA?
You and your organization will benefit from ASHHRA in many ways. As an ASHHRA member, you will:

To learn more about what’s in it for you, click here for more information.

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4. What are the benefits of ASHHRA membership?

To learn more about benefits of membership, click here for more information.

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5. How much are dues?

Annual Membership Dues (Effective Jan. 1, 2016)

CATEGORY ASHHRA JOINT
ASHHRA/SHRM
*
Practitioner

$160

$320

Consultant

$210

$395

Academic/Student and Retired

$50

N/A

Practitioner Group Membership**    
Group 1 I: 1 to 5 Members $750  
Group II: 6 to 10 Members $1250  
Consultant Group Membership
(for consultant members only; see additional information below)
$1000  

*For more info on Joint ASHHRA / SHRM Membership, click here. 
**Pricing indicated under "Group Memberships" is for ASHHRA membership only.

Membership Categories / Requirements

Practitioner: Practitioner membership in ASHHRA shall be granted to individuals who have professional responsibilities for Human Resources or employee relations functions in organizations across the continuum of care.

Consultant:
Consultant membership in ASHHRA shall be granted to individuals who support Human Resource leadership in organizations across the continuum of care through consultative services.

Academic/Student:
Academic membership shall be granted to individuals who are currently faculty at higher education institutions or students enrolled in a degree-seeking program in a college or university (proof of enrollment may be required).

Retired: Retiree membership in ASHHRA shall be granted to individuals who formerly supported organizations across the continuum of care, but are no longer regularly working or consulting in organizations across the continuum of care. (Must have been a previous ASHHRA member.) Consultant members are not eligible.

Additional Membership Information

  1. Membership dues are non-refundable.
  2. Each member within a group membership will receive an individual member number.
  3. Joint ASHHRA/SHRM members receive a $15 discount on SHRM membership and $25 on ASHHRA membership.
  4. Consultants receive the $15 discount on the SHRM portion of the Joint ASHHRA/SHRM membership.
  5. Membership processing will take 5-7 business days for all Joint ASHHRA/SHRM memberships
  6. Consultant Group Membership for consultant member discount: companies with several employees who want to join ASHHRA may now join for one fee per year.

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 6. How do I join ASHHRA?
Joining ASHHRA is simple! Join by phone, fax, online or via mail. Click here
to join or call ASHHRA at (312) 422-3720. Please note that ASHHRA membership is non-transferrable and non-refundable.

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. If I join today, when will I receive my membership information?
Joining online or by phone results in immediate membership activation. Please allow 2-3 weeks for membership information to be processed if paying by mail. If you have not received your new member card within 3 weeks of submitting your application, please contact ASHHRA at (312) 422-3720 or email us at
ashhra@aha.org.

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8. Where do I find my membership number?

Your membership number appears on most mail you receive from ASHHRA. If you have trouble locating your membership number you can contact ASHHRA at 312.422.3720 or email us at ashhra@aha.org

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9. How do I renew my membership?
Renewing your ASHHRA membership is simple! You will automatically receive an invoice by mail when your membership is about to expire. At that point, you can either renew by phone, fax, online with a credit card, or via mail with a check/money order/credit card. If you have not received an invoice and it is time for you to renew your membership, please call the ASHHRA staff at (312) 422-3720. Click here to renew your membership online with a credit card.

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0. Is ASHHRA affiliated with SHRM?
Yes. ASHHRA and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) help you become fully equipped with valuable information on human resources in general and the specialty of health care human resources. Joint ASHHRA / SHRM members enjoy up to a $40 discount on the total cost for both ASHHRA and SHRM annual dues. If you are ready to renew your SHRM membership and are interested in an ASHHRA membership, renew through ASHHRA as a Joint ASHHRA / SHRM member. Please note that we are unable to prorate any memberships, so you must join/renew both memberships at the same time through ASHHRA. Contact us at (312) 422-3720 if you have any questions.

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11. Do ASHHRA programs count toward recertification credits?
ASHHRA is an approved provider authorized by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). Most ASHHRA programs count toward the CHHR / PHR / SPHR / GPHR / SHRM-CP / SHRM-SCP recertification. 

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12. What volunteer opportunities are available at ASHHRA?
ASHHRA members have plenty of volunteer opportunities to participate on a committee, lead or develop other HR professionals, or help out at ASHHRA events. Volunteer slots are only open to ASHHRA members. Click here to complete a volunteer form if you are interested.

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13. What is ASHHRA the HR Leader Model?
ASHHRA created the HR Leader Model to identify the prerequisite core competencies for HR leaders in health care and is determined to support current HR professionals in bridging the gap to reach these competencies.
Click here for more information or  Download the HR Leader Model.

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14. How do I log in to the ASHHRA website?

Login FAQs
To access members-only information on the ASHHRA website, you must be a member of ASHHRA, registered for the ASHHRA website and logged in.

What is my username?
Your username is your primary email address—the address to which ASHHRA emails are sent.

What is my password?
Your password is between 8 and 20 characters, includes at least one numeral and one letter, and has no spaces or symbols. To reset your password, click the Forgot password? link on the login page, or contact ASHHRA at ashhra@aha.org or (312) 422-3720 for assistance. Note: The password-reset function only works for registered users. Please click here to register if you have not done so already, and a link to set your password will be emailed to you.

How can I update my username?
Contact ASHHRA at ashhra@aha.org or (312) 422-3720 to update your primary email address. If you are able to log in, you can update your primary email address online.

How can I update my password?
Once logged in, you can update your password here.

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15. How do I contact ASHHRA with further questions?
ASHHRA continues to bring you additional value for your membership. Please do not hesitate to share your comments and suggestions with us. Contact ASHHRA at (312) 422-3720 or at ashhra@aha.org.

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Last Updated: Wed Nov 1 2017