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What is a NAHAM Affiliate?

A NAHAM affiliate association is a group that is established at a state or regional level to support the education and professional development of access professionals.  A state/regional affiliate association operates independently of NAHAM; however, there is a relationship with NAHAM. NAHAM will provide support and resources to the state/regional affiliate association, but does not provide financial assistance or support, nor is the affiliate asked to share any finances with NAHAM.


NAHAM is proud to support our state and regional affiliate organizations. We understand the value of being able to receive education and networking locally and appreciate the work of affiliate organizations to provide those opportunities to Patient Access professionals. 

NAHAM Support to Affiliate Organizations

  • The NAHAM Affiliate Toolkit and supporting resources including sample bylaws, articles of incorporation and conference planning resources (found below) 
  • Access to a NAHAM regional delegate to serve as liaison to the State Association. The regional delegate will serve as a point of contact to keep state leadership informed of NAHAM activities, to provide support and guidance and to solicit input and feedback from affiliate leaders
  • NAHAM review of affiliate organization bylaws to provide recommendations when needed; (please note that NAHAM does not have the authority to approve or insist on bylaws changes)
  • Promotion of affiliate events on the NAHAM website calendar
  • Participation in the NAHAM Affiliate Advisory Council, with quarterly conference calls to provide updates on NAHAM activities and to allow affiliate leaders to communicate with each other
  • Access to a State Leaders’ discussion forum on the NAHAM website
  • Ability to apply for NAHAM contact hours for affiliate organization meetings for no cost
  • Access to the Speaker Database
  • The NAHAM Ambassador, Maxine Wilson, to assist with all aspects of running an affiliate, from getting started to planning conferences to recruiting members.

Affiliate Toolkit 

The NAHAM Affiliate Toolkit is provided as a resource and is not meant as a substitute for legal advice or as a means for NAHAM to exercise supervision or control over the State Associations. These are guidelines only, and your organization should consider what works for you. This toolkit was updated in August, 2018.  

Included in this toolkit: 

  • How to Get Started 
  • Legal and financial information 
  • Details about the NAHAM-affiliate relationship 
  • Information about applying for NAHAM-approved contact hours for your educational events 
  • And more! 

Download the NAHAM Affiliate Toolkit


The following resources are also available to help you.

  • NAHAM Ambassador, Maxine Wilson - or (865) 898-7097
  • Your Regional Delegate - Click here for your Regional Delegate's contact information or contact NAHAM. 
  • NAHAM’s Administrative Office - or (202) 367-1125

NAHAM-Approved Contact Hour Application 

Provide NAHAM-approved contact hours at your local educational events. Click here to review the guidelines and then submit an application. There is no charge for affiliate organizations! 

NAHAM Affiliate Resources  


Speaker Database

This database consists of NAHAM conference proposals and the speakers have consented to share their information with you.This database will be updated annually. 


Click here to access the Speaker Database. 


Sample Articles of Incorporation 

Sample Bylaws 

Sample Conference Planning Tools and Templates 

Affiliate Leader Access Forum 

Use this forum to communicate with other affiliate leaders. 


Your commitment and dedication to the access profession is greatly appreciated!



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