Communities Continue to Evolve and Expand Within AAHPM
The goal of the Communities 2.0 project was to gather information from current members regarding how to elevate and potentially expand existing special interest groups (SIGs) and communities, as well as increase engagement from key audiences, including academic medicine; hospice medical directors (HMDs); and residents, students, and fellows. AAHPM staff members are working closely with the Communities Committee to review and outline next steps. Over the next several months, they will focus their efforts on the following:
Enhance Opportunities for Communities Within AAHPM
- Develop annual goals and more formal roles for SIGs.
- Expand SIG-endorsed sessions at the Annual Assembly.
- Institute quarterly SIG leadership conference calls.
- E-publish community-specific news (eg, Listservs, blog posts, blast e-mails).
- Consider opportunities to unite current communities to allow for greater collaboration.
- Develop online community portals and Web-based information sharing tools for members to share knowledge and further enhance their membership experience.
- Use SIGs as subject matter experts.
- Initiate a more rigorous process for achieving SIG status.
- Create and disseminate best practices for communication to SIG leaders.