CHICAGO – December 21, 2015 – The Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professional (AHVRP), a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association (AHA), announced its 2016 board of directors at the 47th Annual AHVRP Conference & Exposition in Orlando, Florida. The new board will begin their tenure by developing the AHVRP 2016-2018 Strategic Plan.
“2016 is a year of continuous change in healthcare as changes in the system continue to evolve,” said AHVRP 2016 Board President Angela Smith. “As volunteer resource professionals, we are expected to lead through change and bring volunteer resources to both our organizations and greater community. With all of the changes in healthcare, many experts agree that volunteers are needed in healthcare more than ever, and for every healthcare employee, organizations should have two volunteers to move forward with their missions. AHVRP is a partner that provides resources and support for directors of volunteer services, retail shops, hospice, long term care and patient experience leaders through advocacy, education, networking, career development, professional certification and so much more. Being an AHVRP member empowers volunteer resource professionals to be effective change agents and the organization provides support through times of professional change and development.” The 2016 board will convene for their first official meeting January 6 – 8, 2016, in Atlanta, Georgia.
The “United Against the Flu” campaign’s goal is to increase awareness and promote the flu shot vaccination. By connecting with families, children, and hospital employees, we can build a strong presence on social media to encourage people to get their flu vaccination. Below, we have included sample materials for you to use with your networks to promote the campaign. Please feel free to adjust copy to better suit your particular group or brand. In addition we will be sending along images to be used in conjunction with these messages.