"...to serve as a public resource on selected health care legal issues."─AHLA Mission Statement
AHLA is dedicated to bettering the communities in which we work and live. Our ongoing communication and health education efforts inform both the law and health care communities so we can better understand complex health law issues and prepare for difficult health care-related situations, ultimately leading to better care and planning for patients and their communities. AHLA fulfills this Public Interest commitment─giving back to the health care communities─mainly through the following activities.
Public Interest Series
Public Interest Series is a collection of in-depth guidebooks, fact sheets, and other resources containing information and insight of interest to health care and emergency preparedness professionals, as well as to patients, consumers of healthcare, their families, and their loved ones.
Public Interest webinars often feature hour-long discussions and Q&A with government officials, Congressional staff, and researchers on major health policy issues. The webinar provides a convenient means through which AHLA members, health care providers, the press, and others can receive a quick orientation to a major policy issue without a major interruption in their busy work schedules.
The AHLA Pro Bono Health Law Initiative provides
access to resources, educational materials and networking information for health lawyers doing and seeking opportunities to do pro bono legal work. From legal assistance for individuals facing obstacles to obtaining health care or health benefits, to pro bono corporate legal work for health care charitable organizations and major impact litigation on health access issues, there is great diversity in pro bono opportunities for AHLA members.
Our nonpartisan expert panel convener sessions provide a neutral forum for the frank and candid exchange of views and analyses among invited experts on select health care policy issues that have a clear legal nexus. Timely and informative white papers often result from these convener sessions. These sessions also underscore the AHLA's intention to promote a better understanding of health care issues and to encourage constructive dialogue among all affected members of the industry, government, academia, and the lay community.
Since 1991, AHLA has held convener sessions on a variety of health law topics: