Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)

The Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) is a not-for-profit association of university-based educational programs, faculty, practitioners, and provider organizations. Its members are dedicated to continuously improving the field of health management and practice. It is the only non-profit entity of its kind that works to improve the delivery of health services throughout the world – and thus the health of citizens – by educating professional managers.
From its inception 55 years ago, membership in AUPHA has grown from seven graduate programs in the United States and Canada to more than 100 graduate and undergraduate university programs in North America. Schools of medicine, public health, allied health, and business administration house these interdisciplinary academic programs. Individual Membership in AUPHA is open to any individual or faculty member interested in Health Administration and Health Administration Education.


American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)

Founded in 1933, the American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of 30,000 healthcare executives who lead our nation’s hospitals, healthcare systems, and other healthcare organizations. ACHE is known for its prestigious credentialing and educational programs and its annual Congress on Healthcare Management, which draws more than 4,000 participants each year. ACHE is also known for its journal, the Journal of Healthcare Management, and magazine, Healthcare Executive, as well as ground-breaking research and career development and public policy programs. ACHE’s publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on all aspects of health services management in addition to textbooks for use in college and university courses. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare leaders by providing exceptional value to its members. Making your way through the continuously evolving world of healthcare management can be tough without the right guidance and support. As an ACHE Student Associate, you can find answers to your most pressing career questions—and gain a competitive edge—through ACHE’s countless resources. By joining ACHE as a Student Associate, you will experience the excitement of discovering, exploring, and understanding the realworld of healthcare management.

Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)

CAHMEan interdisciplinary group of educational, professional, clinical, and commercial organizations devoted to accountability and quality improvement in the education of health care management and administration professionals.

Our mission: Serving the public good through promoting, evaluating, and improving the quality of graduate healthcare management education in the United States and Canada. Through our partnership between academe and the field of practice, CAHME serves universities and programs in a voluntary peer review process as a means to continuously improve graduate education. In so doing, CAHME accreditation becomes the benchmark by which students and employers determine the integrity of healthcare management education and the standard of measurement for the world community.

Leading professional associations and colleges that serve as sponsoring organizations for CAHME has made this commitment. Students entering CAHME accredited programs are assured of appropriate content, high standards of quality, and membership in a network of professional colleagues that transcends boundaries of universities and professional associations and colleges.

CAHME is proud to be officially recognized by both the Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. CAHME is also a member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA) and adheres to the ASPA Code of Good Practice.


Asociación de Hospitales de Puerto Rico (AHPR)

The Hospital Association of Puerto Rico is a private non-profit that brings together public and private hospitals of our country, organized and registered in the PR Department of State in 1942. The mission is to get through coordination of efforts of each partner are maintained excellent standards of community health based standards of excellence in service. Upon arrival of a new millennium, we reaffirm our commitment to providing excellent service to the people of Puerto Rico.


Colegio de Administradores de Servicios de Salud (CASS)

The College of Health Service Administrators of Puerto Rico is a vanguard organization recognized in the healthcare industry that influences public health policy in Puerto Rico and International level conducive to optimal development of their members and the highest expertise in the field of health services administration. We are the organization that brings together professionals in the administration of health services in Puerto Rico for the development of the profession and collegiate committed to collaborative work. Closely related to the regulator body for the profession and academia, the CASS ensures compliance with legal statutes of the profession, promotes and encourages excellence and innovation in health care administration.


American Public Health Association (APHA)

The American Public Health Association (APHA) is the oldest and largest organization of public health professionals in the world, representing more than 50,000 members from over 50 occupations of public health.  APHA brings together researchers, health service providers, administrators, teachers, and other health workers in a unique, multidisciplinary environment of professional exchange, study, and action. APHA is concerned with a broad set of issues affecting personal and environmental health, including federal and state funding for health programs, pollution control, programs and policies related to chronic and infectious diseases, a smoke-free society, and professional education in public health.  APHA actively serves the public, its members, and the public health profession through its scientific and practice programs, publications, annual meeting, awards program, educational services and advocacy activities.