What is the AHIMA Foundation?
The AHIMA Foundation is the 501 (c)(3) charitable affiliate of AHIMA, providing the financial and intellectual resources to support continuous innovation and advances in health information management through research, education, and public awareness initiatives.
AHIMA Foundation Mission
The AHIMA Foundation provides financial and intellectual resources to sustain and recognize continuous innovation and advances in health information management for the betterment of the profession, healthcare, and the public.
The Foundation achieves this mission by:
- raising funds to support Foundation initiatives
- identifying trends that impact health information management
- defining new directions for the profession
- guiding and encouraging professional development through research
- defining and identifying best practice
- recognizing excellence in the HIM profession
Through research, education, and public awareness initiatives the Foundation ensures the vitality, visibility and viability of the health information management profession.
AHIMA Foundation Vision
The AHIMA Foundation is a financially self-sustaining entity that provides resources for national leadership, research and innovation in health information management for the healthcare industry. The Foundation resources drive the improvement of the discipline of health information management and its impact on the quality and safety of healthcare.
AHIMA Foundation Value Statement
The values of the Foundation reflect the history and ongoing development of the profession, and include:
What is MoHIMA doing to support the AHIMA Foundation?
Missouri is committed to helping the AHIMA Foundation attain its goals.
We have been very busy the last couple of years coming up with new campaigns for supporting the Foundation.
In 2005, we began the Shooting Star program, where a donation is made to the Foundation in the name of those individuals who have supported MoHIMA
in our endeavors.
Each year, MoHIMA participates in the AHIMA Not-So-Silent Auction and at our state meeting we have a silent auction AHIMA Foundation fundraiser and Foundation donation booth.
Congratulations 2007 Missouri Student Scholarship Recipients
The following Missouri students were selected from over 162 eligible applicants. Congratulations!!
- Laing & Associates Scholarships
Denise Baer, MO
Melinda Jenkins, MO
- MedQuist, Inc. Scholarships
Jody Auletta, MO
- Jimmy Gamble Memorial Scholarships
Established by gifts from 3M Health information Systems and friends of Jimmy Gamble
Terri Benskin, MO
- AHIMA Foundation Scholarships
Janice Kelly, MO
How can you help?
For more information please go to the AHIMA Foundation website at: http://www.ahimafoundation.org
As you renew your AHIMA dues, please consider supporting the AHIMA Foundation and giving as generously as you can.
Apply for an AHIMA Foundation scholarship.