Celebrate the Helpers During National Volunteer Week, April 19–25
Mister Rogers famously told us to "look for the helpers" in times of uncertainty. During this year’s National Volunteer Week, join us in honoring AHIMA members who have stepped up and lent their time and talent to make our profession and our communities stronger.
Health information professionals are making a tremendous difference as the world works to curb the COVID-19 pandemic. By leaning into this time, volunteers have made needed resources available to HIM professionals, including the resources linked below, living out AHIMA’s mission, “empowering people to impact health.”
Join Us On Social
Visit AHIMA’s social channels this week. Our staff and Board of Directors will be celebrating the volunteers who help move health information forward. Tag your own National Volunteer Week posts with the hashtags #NVW and #AHIMA.
If you are currently serving on a national AHIMA committee this year, you will see a Volunteer “digital ribbon” on your Engage profile.
Spread the Word
Volunteers value sharing their expertise, learning from their peers, and increasing their sense of belonging within the profession. Opportunities range from longer term projects, quick deliverables, year-long elected leadership posts, short-term appointments, and everything in between. Learn more at ahima.org/volunteers and visit the Engage Volunteer Center for new positions available this summer. In the meantime, get ready for the AHIMA Election in July and plan to vote on the volunteer leaders who will lead AHIMA’s future.
For those wanting to start at the local level, this map provides contact information for AHIMA’s component state associations (CSAs). Contact your CSA and learn about the many volunteer opportunities they have available.
Donate to the AHIMA Foundation to Assist Our Community
The effects of COVID-19 have escalated and impacted our lives in unforeseen ways. In response, the AHIMA Foundation updated eligibility criteria for the Health Information Relief Operation (HIRO) Fund to assist members of the AHIMA living or working in FEMA designated COVID-19 disaster areas. You can donate to the AHIMA Foundation and help members build greater economic security for themselves and their families during these uncertain times.
Health Information professionals are making a tremendous difference as our world tries to curb COVID-19. By doing their jobs effectively, health Information professionals enable providers more time to focus on patient care. Donate to stand with the health information community in these trying times, and donate to help the AHIMA Foundation support health information professionals as they stay focused on staying healthy and supporting the healthcare system. Working together, we will come out stronger when this crisis ends.