Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership?
- Why is it important for ACHE to have an initiative to develop innovation in healthcare leadership?
- How will ACHE’s Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership make a difference?
- What exactly does the Fund do?
- Key stats about the Fund
- Why should I support the Fund?
- How can I make a contribution to the Fund? Where can I learn more?
1. What is the Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership?
The Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership is an initiative of the Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives. The Fund supports programs in key areas of healthcare leadership including the development of future healthcare leaders, ethics in healthcare management and healthcare management innovations.
2. Why is it important for ACHE to have an initiative to develop innovation in healthcare leadership?
ACHE is a leader in the field of healthcare management. Our membership services, education programs and board certification program are viewed as the best resources in the field. With the Fund, ACHE expands the exploration of best practices, provides opportunities for further research and supports future leadership in our field.
3. How will ACHE’s Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership make a difference?
We know from research and comments from ACHE members that there is a strong sense of commitment to supporting the future of healthcare leadership. Fostering innovative practices will help the field prepare to meet both the anticipated and unforeseen challenges ahead.
4. What exactly does the Fund do?
In 2007 the Fund’s first program provided ACHE members the opportunity to learn from leaders and experts from outside of healthcare about emerging best practices in supply chain management. In 2008 the Fund developed “Rising to the Ethical Challenges of Healthcare Leadership” and “Healthcare Going ‘Green’: The Business of Environmental Sustainability” and provided scholarships for participants in ACHE’s Executive Programs. In 2009 the Fund developed “The Ethics of Healthcare Organizations as Stewards of Their Communities” and “Best Practices for Applying Social Media in Healthcare.” In 2010 the Fund developed “The Digital Medicine Revolution in Healthcare” and “Ethical Wisdom: Doing the Right Thing Every Day, Everywhere in the Organization.” In 2011 the Fund developed "Ethical Challenges and Responsibilities of Leaders" and "Accountable Care and Medical Homes: Steps to Creating Value-Based Healthcare."
In 2012, the Fund offered a half-day ethics program titled “The Ethics of Mission and Margin,” led by Richard A. Culbertson, PhD, professor of global health systems and development and of family medicine at Tulane University. This program was held on May 23 in conjunction with ACHE’s San Antonio Cluster. In addition, “Palliative Care: Impact on Quality and Cost,” a half-day program exploring leadership issues in palliative care led by Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP, director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care, was held on September 11 in conjunction with the Atlanta Cluster.
The Fund also continues to inspire tomorrow’s leaders by offering scholarships for ACHE’s Executive Programs. To date, 65 scholarships have been awarded to further prepare executives to lead and excel during these changing and challenging times.
5. Key stats about the Fund:
- To date contributions and pledges to the Fund total more than $1,400,000.
- Donations have been received from more than 1,400 individuals and organizations.
- Twenty-two leadership gifts ($25,000 or more) have been received.
6. Why should I support the Fund?
Contributing to the Fund provides the opportunity to champion leadership innovation in healthcare delivery. It is an investment in the future of our profession and helps ensure the field is rich with individuals who have the tools and knowledge required to provide the best in healthcare leadership.
7. How can I make a contribution to the Fund? Where can I learn more?
Your donation may be submitted at ache.org/Innovation or by mail. To request a pledge form or if you have additional questions, please contact Laura J. Wilkinson, CAE, vice president, Development, at (312) 424-9305