MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS & CATEGORIES

Membership Benefits

Membership in the FAHQ affords a variety of exceptional options, designed to meet the wide-ranging needs of our members.

Annual Educational Conference
Designed to bring cutting edge ideas and recognized experts to our members for a stellar educational and networking opportunity.

FREE CEU Course each year
Members are given the opportunity to participate in a special on-line or self-study FAHQ program for up to 3 CEUs for free each year. (This more than covers the cost of an individual membership!)

Discounts for FAHQ educational opportunities

Members receive a discount on all educational programs offered by FAHQ (State organization).

Quality Resources
Available in the Members-Only section of our website are resources including Best Practices, Key issues, Practice Resources and Quality Tools.

CPHQ Exam Preparation Course
Seminars provided by leaders in the field to prepare members to take the CPHQ certification examination. Please see the article later in this newsletter for further details.

Career Corner
The FAHQ website will soon include a Career Corner, where job postings from around the State will be listed to help members who are seeking a career move.

E-Newsletter
The Florida Quality News, the official e-newsletter of the FAHQ, is published monthly. This serves as a professional communication venue to provided information on the world of Healthcare Quality. Coverage includes regulatory issues, patient safety, opportunities for creating quality events, activities of the FAHQ and member success stories.

E-Blast
E-blasts will be reserved to convey information of a time sensitive or urgent nature to keep members fully abreast of political or regulatory issues requiring our attention as quality professionals.

Networking
Multiple opportunities to interact with your peers via Local Area meetings, Educational Programs, Social Networking and our Annual Conference.

Directory of FAHQ Members
A Directory is available on our website in the Members-Only section by January of each year; updated quarterly.

Should you have any questions about our membership benefits please email the Membership Team Leader through our Contact Us page on this website.

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

Of course, to enjoy the great benefits described above, you must be a member! The FAHQ is pleased to offer the following membership categories:

Individual Membership - $55
For individuals involved in the field of healthcare quality. Members may vote, serve on teams, and hold any association office. Benefits of individual membership include access to members only section of website, monthly e-newsletter, member directory, free CEU opportunities, and reduced registration for FAHQ (state) educational conferences.

Organizational Membership - $250
For healthcare organizations providing direct patient services. Organization must be located at a single address or join for each physical location. Two designated contacts will be provided full individual membership benefits and be listed in the membership directory. Designated organizational members may vote, participate on teams and hold office. ALL organizational employees who register will receive the e-newsletter, have access to free CEUs and the Member Directory and receive reduced registration rates for FAHQ educational conferences. The organization will be listed in the Member Directory, have right of first refusal for sponsorship of FAHQ events, and will receive reduced advertising rates for FAHQ website.

Academic Membership -$150
Covers full individual membership for up to four faculty members and listing of four members and educational organization in Member Directory.

Emeritus Membership - $25
For individuals 60 or older who are retired or working less than half time and have been a voting member for at least the last three years prior to initial application for this status OR Past Presidents of the FAHQ. Provides benefits of full Individual Membership.

Student Membership - $25
Must be a full time student enrolled in a health occupation profession major or be a health professional seeking a higher degree full time. Membership includes full individual member benefits but the individual cannot hold office or vote. Proof of student status must accompany application.

Should you have any questions about our membership categories, please email the Membership Team Leader through our Contact Us page on this website.