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Apr. 5, 2013

 



Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members:

If qualified, you can apply for grant or scholarship assistance to attend the ASHHRA annual conference. Also, see the IFD webinar for an overview of The Joint Commission's requirements for data collection and language access, as well as elements of the Affordable Care Act's provisions.

ASHHRA Awards
ASHHRA wants to invest in you!

We invite you to apply for the ASHHRA grant or scholarship that interests you most. Please be aware of the criteria for each one. You can apply to more than one as long as you meet the qualifications. Good luck!

ASHHRA/MetLife Scholarship
The purpose of the MetLife Conference Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to those interested in attending the ASHHRA 49th Annual Conference & Exposition. The objective is to provide health care human resource (HR) practitioners with a venue to receive educational tools and resources, in addition to networking opportunities that will allow them to become successful health care HR leaders. Click here to learn more and apply.

ASHHRA/HealthcareSource New-to-the Profession (NTTP) Grant
This grant provides financial assistance to those interested in attending the ASHHRA 49th Annual Conference & Exposition. The objective is to provide NTTP health care HR practitioners with a venue to receive educational tools and resources, in addition to networking opportunities that will allow them to become successful HR leaders. Click here to learn more and apply.

Program for Emerging Leaders (PEL), sponsored by TIAA-CREF (New in 2013)
The PEL research grant recognizes NTTP individuals who have made outstanding research contributions to the field of health care HR. Click here to learn more and apply.

Gary Willis Leadership Award (GWL), sponsored by AHA Solutions
The GWL Award recognizes mid-level managers and directors who have made outstanding leadership and operations contributions to their organization. The award is for managers who are looking to advance their career through continuous educational opportunities promoting operational excellence. Award winners will receive one of two $2,500 scholarships for health care HR education. Click here to learn more and apply.





IFD Webinar – Save the Date

Institute for Diversity Dialogue with The Joint Commission
Tuesday, April 30
10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
90-minute webinar

Presenter: Christina Cordero, PhD, MPH, Associate Project Director, Department of Standards and Survey Methods with The Joint Commission

*Price: *Free for Institute members | $99 for non-Institute for Diversity members

*Note: Many ASHHRA members are also IFD members. Feel free to contact Pamela Janniere, Manager of Membership and Education, to see if your organization is a member at 312-422-2691 or email: pjanniere@aha.org.

This 90-minute webinar will provide an overview of the organization's requirements for data collection and language access, as well as elements of the Affordable Care Act's provisions. For more details please contact Pamela Janniere at 312-422-2691 or by email at pjanniere@aha.org.


ASHHRA
312-422-3720
ashhra@aha.org

IFD
312-422-2690
institute@aha.org






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