recently awarded chapter innovation grants to nine chapters. The grant program
fosters chapter innovation in the development and delivery of new programs,
products and services or new methods of delivery that add value for ACHE
members. In conjunction with ACHE’s 2019-2021 strategy, we asked chapters to
focus on engaging our highest priority near-term audiences: early careerists
and clinicians. Chapters could apply for two grant types: Chapter-Led (projects
that are solely created and executed by the chapter) and ACHE-Chapter
Collaborative (chapters will receive resources and guidance from ACHE to help
them complete their projects).
following chapters were award recipients:
ACHE of Massachusetts
grant will fund new podcasts that are specifically applicable to early
careerists and clinicians, allowing a more convenient way to engage with the
American College of
Healthcare Executives—Wisconsin Chapter
grant will fund the development of a virtual Career Development Academy for
early careerists. The academy will include quarterly webinars and an online
community, while leveraging ACHE resources, such as ACHE CareerEDGE®.
Chicago Health Executives
The chapter will target clinicians through establishment of MEDU, a physician skills enhancement program. The 10 core knowledge areas of the Board of Governors Exam will be the basis of the education offerings for the cohort learning experience.
East Tennessee Healthcare
project will use a multi-pronged approach to increase and sustain membership
among early careerists. The approaches include a mentor program; a social media,
marketing and outreach campaign; and knowledge development in the areas of
Baldrige and Lean/Six Sigma.
chapter seeks to engage both their early careerist and clinician members
through a variety of tactics including webinars, quarterly emails and a one-day
Healthcare Executive Forum
is an event-based approach targeted to early careerists. Several networking
events and a breakfast will serve as venues to serve a cohort of early
careerists, who will also participate in emotional intelligence assessments
through ACHE’s Career Resource Center and potentially in conjunction with the
California Association of
will work with the chapter to develop the appropriate technology to support a
video resource library and enhance live streaming technology that can help
engage early careerists and clinicians. The collaboration will focus on making
sure the chapter understands the needs of early careerists and clinicians, and then
meets those needs as they develop their video and event content. Acquisition of
marketing and production expertise may also be necessary. Through the
collaboration, there will also be a focus on adhering to all ACHE Face-to-Face
and Qualified Education credits policies and procedures so any learnings can be
appropriately applied to other chapters.
ACHE of Northern Ohio
grant targets clinicians through a program called Boardroom to Bedside. This empathy
card-writing and distribution event strives to increase awareness of ACHE
within the clinical professions with a goal of engaging them locally and
nationally. The collaboration component will focus on messaging, branding and
marketing to ensure that the empathy cards achieve that goal.
South Texas Chapter of the
American College of Healthcare Executives
chapter will develop an early careerist workshop focused on skill and resume
development, leveraging of social media and an interviewing workshop series. This
includes collaboration with ACHE’s Career Resource Center to engage the chapter
on how best to support early careerists in these areas.