Friends,

We are all living through a time like no other in our lives. The pandemic continues to produce constant change and stress for each of us and our communities. By now, we all know someone directly impacted by the virus. Despite these devastating challenges, this is also a time that is bringing out the best in people. We are incredibly appreciative to our healthcare workers, first responders, essential workers and technology advancements made.

With the return of fall and school, a new challenge was added to the pandemic for many of us – homeschooling. For those of you who have added lessons plans to your resume, I am part of your club! After 3 weeks, we finally have a schedule and my second grader has stopped telling me “You are not a good teacher” This drives a discussion for remote workforce before Covid-19 and now that limitations are easing. IL AAHAM will be hosting a webinar on this topic in November. IL AAHAM upcoming events can be found here.

Our number one priority is to provide quality education in a format that meets your needs. In addition to free webinars, you can find on demand presentations available from our Corporate Partners and Adam White University. The password to access the on demand education is AbeLincoln.

After our first virtual conference in the spring and your great feedback, our fall conference is September 23rd. The agenda includes a payer panel, Ins and Outs of Managing Diversity in Healthcare, Corporate Partner Speed Dating and Price Transparency – Register Now!

We have weathered good times and bads, ups and downs and everything in-between. The strength, sacrifice, compassion and the level to which communities are coming together through this pandemic has been extraordinary and inspiring. Because of this, we will emerge from this much stronger and more resilient in the future.

The Board of Directors also appreciates your support as we continue to navigate this evolving terrain to meet your needs. Together, we are stronger.

Yours in AAHAM,
Vanessa Haydon
IL AAHAM President