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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 exclusively dedicated to meeting the professional needs of human resources leaders in health care. 

Founded in 1964, the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) is a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association (AHA) and has more than 3500 members nationwide. It 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, it provides timely and critical support through research, learning and knowledge sharing, professional development, products and resources, and provides opportunities for networking and collaboration.

Frequently Asked Questions

  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. What are the ASHHRA membership categories?
  7. If I join today, when will I receive my membership information?
  8. Where do I find my membership number?
  9. How do I renew my membership?
  10. Is ASHHRA affiliated with SHRM?
  11. I am a certified HR professional. Do ASHHRA programs count toward PHR/SPHR/GPHR recertification credits?
  12. What volunteer opportunities are available at ASHHRA?
  13. What is ASHHRA the HR Leader Model?
  14. How do I contact ASHHRA staff with further questions?

1. Who is ASHHRA?
The American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) – a personal 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 3,500 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 healthcare human resources.

Vision and Values
Vision: Be the leaders in health care Human Resources workforce policy, advocacy, and best practices.
Values: Trust, People, Integrity, Leadership, Diversity, Collaboration, Excellence, and Innovation.

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.

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2. Who are ASHHRA members?

ASHHRA has over 3,500 members that are in the health care human resource profession.

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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: http://www.ashhra.org/ashhra/membership/benefits.html

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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, 2012)

CATEGORY ASHHRA JOINT
ASHHRA
& SHRM
*
JOINT
ASHHRA
& Chapter

(TSHHRAE+)
Practitioner

$160

$305

$220

Consultant

$210

$380

$355 

Student and Retired

$50

N/A

$80 

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.  
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For more info on Joint ASHHRA & TSHHRAE Chapter Membership, click here.  
**Pricing indicated under "Corporate Memberships" is for ASHHRA Membership only. To include SHRM Membership, add $180 per person.

Membership Requirements

Practitioner:
Granted to persons who have management or other professional responsibility for human resources, personnel or employee relations function in a health care institution. Employment must be in a health care setting (either health care HR or other health care occupation).

Consultant:

Professional consultant member employed by a non-health care institution, firm, or company. Granted to consultants, whose primary function is human resources administration in consulting, recruitment, training and development.

Student:

Retired:

Additional Membership Information

  1. Membership dues are non-refundable.
  2. The Corporate Category was changed to Group Membership to simplify the definition of this membership
  3. Each member will receive an individual member number. If less than five members renew, the member fees defer to general member category.
  4. At least 6 members within Practitioner Group Category II must register at one time during initial registration.
    a) The balance can be added at another time but the entire corporate membership renews at the date of initial registration, including those individual members that were added at a later time.
    b) At least 6 members must renew at once or the member fee will defer to either Practioner Group Category I or to general membership, depending on the number of members submitted for renewal.
  5. Fees reflect the going rate among other associations in similar size to ASHHRA.
  6. ASHHRA/SHRM joint members receive a $15 discount on SHRM membership and $25 on ASHHRA membership.
  7. Consultants receive the $15 discount on the SHRM portion of the Joint ASHHRA/SHRM membership.
  8. Consultant Group Membership for consultant member discount: comapnies 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 with a credit card, or via mail with a check/money order/credit card. Please click here
to join or feel free to call ASHHRA at 312.422.3720. Please note that ASHHRA membership is non-transferrable and non-refundable.

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7. What are the ASHHRA membership categories?

Practitioner - Granted to persons who have management or other professional responsibility for HR, personnel or employee-relations function in a health care institution.

Consultant - Granted to consultants, whose primary function is human resources administration in consulting, recruitment, training and development.

Student - Granted to current full-time students who carry at least 12 hours a semester (must provide a transcript and student ID) pursuing a health care HR career and work less than 30 hours a week in a health care facility.

Retired - Granted to former health care HR practitioners and consultants that have retired from the field.

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8. If I join today, when will I receive my membership information?
Please allow 2-3 weeks for membership information to be processed.  If you have not received your new member card within 3 weeks of submitting your application, please contact the ASHHRA offices at 312.422.3720 or email us at
ashhra@aha.org.

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9. Where do I find my membership number?
Your membership number appears on most mail you receive from ASHHRA. It is the number beginning with 000 above your name and address on the outside of each envelope. 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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10. How do I renew my membership?
Renewing your ASHHRA membership is simple! You will automatically receive an invoice 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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11. 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 on the ASHHRA site as a Joint Member.  Please note that we are unable to prorate any memberships, so you must join/renew both memberships at the same time through the ASHHRA website. Contact us at 312.422.3720 if you have any questions.

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12. I am a certified HR professional. Do ASHHRA programs count toward PHR/SPHR/GPHR recertification credits?
ASHHRA is an approved provider authorized by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). The majority of ASHHRA programs count toward the PHR/SPHR/GPHR recertification. 

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13. 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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14. 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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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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