The 2018 AcademyHealth call for Education Council nominations period is closed. For questions, please contact AcademyHealth staff.

The Nomination and Election Process
AcademyHealth staff will review nominations for Education Council members and work with the Executive Committee of the Council to develop a candidate slate for Board approval. In spring 2018, the Board will confirm four to five new Education Council members. New members will be notified in April 2018. The terms begin at the June meeting of the Council at the Annual Research Meeting.

Education Council Terms and Duties
Members of the Education Council are elected for a three-year term, may serve no more than two consecutive terms, and are expected to participate fully in the activities of the Council. The Education Council meets at least twice a year, once in-person in June at the Annual Research Meeting and once via a web-based meeting in November. The Education Council also conducts business by conference calls and through written materials. Council members can also serve on various subcommittees and may be elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the Council, which is made up by the Vice-Chair, Chair and Immediate Past Chair.

Nomination Criteria
Membership and participation in AcademyHealth programs are seen as evidence of commitment to the organization and its mission to strengthen health services research and promote its use in health policy and practice. Therefore, those who offer nominations must be organizational affiliates of AcademyHealth. Only the primary contact of an organizational affiliate may offer a nomination. Self-nominations are welcome.

Nominees must be employed by the organizational affiliate but are not required to be individual members of AcademyHealth. However, preference will be given to nominees who are also individual members of AcademyHealth. Questions about organizational affiliate status can be directed to Tiffine Hutchins, Senior Membership Coordinator. If you would like to become an organizational affiliate now, please visit the AcademyHealth website.

In considering nominations, AcademyHealth will balance the importance of established leadership and continuity of membership with the need for candidates who represent the next generation of health services research leaders. Diversity across one or more dimensions (race/ethnicity, gender, political, geographic, etc.) is an additional consideration.

In 2018, nominees to the Education Council must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Leader of an HSR training programs or a non-degree training or fellowship program
  • Faculty or student leader of a student chapter at an organizational affiliate
  • Leader of other faculty or leadership training programs with strong HSR components
  • Student in a degree-granting program
  • Representatives from federal agencies supporting the training of the HSR workforce and education-related associations
  • Members of educational associations such as AMPHC, AAMC, etc
  • Employer in various settings of health services research

The window for nominations closed on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET.