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ѻý Foundation

The ѻý Foundation provides educational and professional opportunities to prepare the next generation of health information and technology leaders for the digital health workforce.

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Our Impact

The ѻý Foundation is passionate about leading the way for the future digital health workforce. Through scholarships, grants, internships and externships, we provide educational and professional opportunities to prepare the next generation of health information and technology leaders that is representative of the patients they serve.

Launched in 1996, the ѻý Foundation has supported 65+ students with $260,000+ in scholarships to pursue their education in digital health, information and management systems. We have provided hands-on training to 150+ students, helping guide health policy and informatics education.

Beginning in 2021, the ѻý Foundation funded $25,000 for two educational programs to increase the diversity in the digital health workforce: the ѻý Professional Certification Grant for Minority Professionals and Students, and the Emerging Healthcare Leaders Program.


Supporting the Future

Scholarships

The ѻý Foundation funds scholarships annually for ѻý student members who have achieved academic excellence and demonstrate the potential to be future health information and technology leaders. Recipients receive financial awards and complimentary access to the ѻý Global Health Conference and Exhibition (restrictions may apply). View previous recipients and meet our 2024 recipients

The 2024 Call for ѻý Foundation Scholarship applications is now closed. Please visit this webpage in August 2024 for 2025 ѻý Foundation Scholarship information.

For application criteria, please download the form. This is for information only to prepare you to submit an online application.

For more information, email us.

The ѻý Foundation awards two $5,000 ѻý Student Member scholarships annually: one to an undergraduate and one to a graduate student. Undergraduate applicants must be at least first-term juniors when the scholarship is awarded. The application requires a resume or CV and one letter of recommendation from peers, colleagues, managers or professors. Letters of recommendation from Selection Committee judges are discouraged.

Applicants must be current ѻý Student Members in good standing and actively taking coursework in an accredited undergraduate or masters program related to the health information and technology or healthcare management systems fields at the time the scholarship is awarded. Only fully completed online applications submitted by the deadline will be considered.

Applicants cannot be currently employed by ѻý, engaged in a consulting contract with any component of ѻý, or serving on ѻý Board of Directors or any ѻý Advisory Boards. Scholarship judges and previous ѻý Foundation Scholarship recipients are also exempt.

Many ѻý chapters provide scholarships for ѻý Student Members. Contact your local chapter for availability and eligibility. You may find your local chapter contact information here.

The scholarship will not be offered at this time. We look forward to bringing the scholarship back as a career development opportunity during the 2024-25 education year.

The scholarship will not be offered at this time. We look forward to bringing the scholarship back as a career development opportunity during the 2024-25 education year.

Internships

The ѻý Foundation is committed to providing hands-on experiences for undergraduate and graduate students to broaden their experiences in such areas as policy development, informatics, and health association management to advance their careers and the future of the digital health ecosystem. Student applications are accepted on a rolling basis for the winter, summer and fall semesters.

The public policy internship program provides leadership and professional development experiences for undergraduate and graduate students interested in healthcare and public policy. Whether in the Washington, DC office or remote, these internships offer unique opportunities to gain valuable work experience and knowledge of Congress and federal and state governments. Working on a flexible basis, participants experience a fast-paced, real-world environment that helps prepare them to be future healthcare leaders.

The application period for Fall 2022 will open in July 2022. For more information, email us.

Grants

Through grant funding, the ѻý Foundation provides opportunities for current and emerging professionals to diversify the digital health workforce.

The ѻý Foundation has partnered with the ѻý Global Health Equity Network to offer this grant to help prepare underrepresented health information and technology professionals and students to attain either the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS®) or the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS®) certification. 

The call for applications for the 2024 ѻý Foundation Professional Certification Grant for Minority Professionals and Students is now closed. Applicants will be notified regarding the disposition of their application in January 2024.

Initiatives

ѻý Gives Back is an initiative through the ѻý Foundation that taps the collective power of ѻý Global Health Conference & Exhibition attendees and ѻý members to make a social impact on our conference host communities. As part of ѻý23 in Chicago, ѻý Gives Back is raising funds to benefit Nourishing Hope, a dynamic social services organization providing food, mental wellness counseling and other social services, such as job and housing assistance, to Chicago neighbors in need.