ASHRM Chapter Support

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Chapter Affiliation / Leadership Workshop

Learn the requirements for affiliation as an ASHRM chapter, and how ASHRM can help your chapter get started. ASHRM hosts the Chapter Leadership Workshop each year on the first day of the Annual Conference & Exhibition. The workshop is an excellent source of leadership tools and information, as well as an opportunity to share experiences, ideas and solutions with fellow chapter leaders from across the country.

The program includes presentations on issues of interest to chapter leaders, such as membership recruitment and retention, finances and chapter operations, recruiting and motivating volunteers, sponsorship and educational programs and other aspects of running a successful chapter.

In addition, chapter leaders have a chance to network with other leaders, learning what issues they have in common and how other leaders and organizations have tackled these challenges. In addition, chapter leaders can share their best practices for serving their members and the risk management profession.

All current presidents and presidents-elect are invited to attend, or they can designate a chapter representative to attend in their place. The agenda for the workshop is planned each year by the Chapter Relations Task Force, which builds on feedback and suggestions from chapter leaders across the country. Invitations are sent out in August.

Patient Safety Curriculum courses

ASHRM Chapters can host the Patient Safety Curriculum as a local educational program for their chapter members and other participants.  ASHRM works with chapters to arrange faculty, distribute handouts and other aspects of hosting the program. 

Healthcare Risk Management Week

Healthcare Risk Management Week was developed by ASHRM to highlight the contributions risk managers make to both healthcare consumers and providers.

Each year Risk Week takes place during the third week of June and includes a theme promoting an important aspect of safe and trusted healthcare and a special audio conference, which can serve as the basis for a chapter educational program.

ASHRM assists chapters in their HCRMW planning and promotions by developing resources such as tips for celebrating the week, sample proclamations for state and local government, four-color artwork, logo items, press release and audio conference program.

ASHRM at Chapter Meetings

Interested in sharing an ASHRM updates with members at your next meeting? An ASHRM board member can speak at your next meeting and make a presentation about ASHRM's strategy and mission. Contact ASHRM at  to inquire about a board member attending your meeting.

Chapters and EINs

ASHRM recommends as a best practice that affiliated chapters have a federal Employer Identification Number (EIN). This requirement is in keeping with the requirements of the Association Finance department of the American Hospital Association, ASHRM's parent organization.

An EIN is a nine-digit number issued by the Internal Revenue Service and used to identify the tax accounts of employers and certain other organizations with no employees. For example, banks will not open an account without an EIN, and banks report to the IRS. In addition, the IRS requires all nonprofit organizations to apply for an EIN before filing for exempt status.

In order for a chapter to participate in ASHRM benefit programs such as the Chapter Workshop Scholarship or the Chapter Rebate, or to receive other monies from ASHRM, a chapter must provide documentation for its EIN (a W-9 form or other documentation). Forms can be faxed to ASHRM at (312) 422-4580.

If a chapter is part of a state hospital association or other entity, it would fall under the EIN of its parent organization, and a copy of that W-9 form should be supplied.

If a chapter does not have an EIN, the chapter president can supply a letter to the AHA stating that the chapter does not have an EIN.

If you have questions about this requirement, please contact ASHRM at (312) 422-3980.

Click here for the EIN exemption letter template (Microsoft Word Document)
Click here for more information on EINs (PDF)
Click here for tax information for nonprofit organizations

Star Chapter Software

As a courtesy, ASHRM is providing this link to StarChapter™ chapter activity management software. This does not represent an endorsement by ASHRM.