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Our Mission

Excellence in health care requires excellence in health law. The American Health Law Association (AHLA) is the nation's largest, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) educational organization devoted to legal issues in the health care field. We maintain excellence in health law by educating and connecting the health law community.

Our Mission and Our Members

The mission of AHLA is to provide a collegial forum for interaction and information exchange to enable its members to serve their clients more effectively; to produce the highest quality non-partisan educational programs, products, and services concerning health law issues; and to serve as a public resource on selected health care legal issues.

With over 13,000 members, AHLA's membership is diverse not only in background but in their practice areas and settings. Members practice in law and consulting firms; academic, in-house, and in a variety of public sector work settings. They represent the entire spectrum of the health care industry: physicians, hospitals and health systems, health plans and health maintenance organizations, health insurers, life sciences, managed care companies, nursing facilities, home care providers, and consumers.

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Our Commitment to Diversity + Inclusion

In principle and in practice, the American Health Law Association values and seeks to advance and promote diverse and inclusive participation within the Association regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, or disability. Guided by these values, the Association strongly encourages and embraces participation of diverse individuals as it leads health law to excellence through education, information, and dialogue.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of AHLA. They are integral to our self-understanding and our embrace of a vibrant health law community. We strive to leverage diversity and actively practice inclusion as critical mission strategies to ensure that all members can participate equally in the many riches that AHLA offers in its programs, and educational and leadership opportunities.