The leadership path at AHLA is no secret. Leadership and learning go hand-in-hand in our organization. Carve out just a bit of time from your busy work schedule to contribute to AHLA learning, and leadership opportunities will follow!
–Kristen Rosati, AHLA President
Looking to get more involved with AHLA? There are many opportunities for you to share your expertise or develop your leadership skills with the Association. If you are a young professional, AHLA’s Practice Groups and Affinity Groups are seeking your involvement and would welcome your participation in their activities. See the “Call for YP volunteers” document and check back regularly. We will post new opportunities as they become available.
Call for Authors
Want to share your experiences and expertise, collaborate with other AHLA members on exciting new projects, get your name in print, and enhance your professional credentials? All you have to do is volunteer to contribute to one or several of the titles in development. You can also use the AHLA Mentoring Program as an opportunity to seek a mentor to assist with developing your writing skills.
*Note that we update this page monthly, so if you don't see a topic of interest, check back regularly for new authorship opportunities.
Dispute Resolution in Health Care Authors - The January 2014 issue of AHLA Connections magazine will include articles on the most effective tools for preventing and resolving disputes in the health care system. One possible topic is what makes health care disputes different. Other suggestions are welcome. If you have an article (or an idea) you would like to submit for this upcoming issue, contact Kristen Pollock McDonald, Vice Chair of Publications, ADR Affinity Group.
Other Author Opportunities - AHLA is looking for short articles for several of its member publications, including the AHLA Weekly and AHLA Connections magazine. Contact Bianca Bishop to discuss any of the following topics:
- State regulation of out-of-network providers
- Mental Health Parity final rule
- CMS rule establishing CoPs for Community Mental Health Centers
- Implications of using drug coupons in federal health care programs under Anti-Kickback Statute
- Recent complaints/litigation concerning narrow exchange plan networks not providing sufficient access to certain types of providers
- Barriers to reporting mental/behavioral health information
- State Exchanges (updates, progress)
Call for Speakers
If you would like to be considered as a speaker for an upcoming AHLA in-person program or to submit topic suggestions, click the link for more information, or contact Laurie Garvey.
Become a Mentor or Mentee
AHLA's Mentoring Program is for both mentors, looking to share their considerable professional expertise and experience and for mentees, who may be new to health law, new to the legal profession, or established health lawyers and professionals looking to establish a mentor relationship with a colleague. Get started by going to www.healthlawyers.org/mentoring.
Call for Public Interest Topics
The Public Interest Committee accepts topic proposals throughout the year regarding the development of user-friendly resources for both the healthcare provider community and the community-at-large. Our library of resources address health law issues that affect the welfare of the general public as they relate to a wide variety of topics, including emergency preparedness, medical consumerism, healthcare providers and administrators, and the military community. Complete our topic proposal form to submit your idea for our next publication.