Founded in 1975 in support of certified medical education for physicians, the Alliance expanded its scope in 2010 to include health care-related continuing education and continuing professional development. Membership is now open to any individual involved in continuing education and professional development for all health care professions. Through inclusive, collaborative, and inter-professional efforts, the Alliance acts to close health care performance gaps and improve quality in patient care and in clinical outcomes.
The Alliance is creating new programs, products and services to reach an expanded membership base, introduce a broader focus, and to place a greater emphasis on improving educational and health care outcomes. Through visionary and proactive leadership, the Alliance seeks to align its activities with the emerging healthcare environment and to model innovative leadership to shape the future of health care. Strategic relationships with other health care organizations are actively being developed as the Alliance strives to be the recognized voice for CPD in the health professions, offering a professional home for health professionals in CPD and advancing the field through research and other scholarly activities.
Benefits of Alliance membership include the following:
- Opportunities for collaboration and sharing of perspectives, knowledge and best practices with other professionals dedicated to quality health care;
- Profession-specific and inter-professional education that corresponds to the challenges in the current health care environment;
- Active leadership and engagement in national, regional and local quality and performance improvement initiatives;
- Education and tools to assist with job responsibilities and to foster strategic leadership.