The health care industry has been pushed to innovate and evolve at exceptional rates due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past two years, our country has witnessed extraordinary advancements made by health care companies, unprecedented legislation enacted by every level of government, and heroic feats made daily by our health care providers.
And through it all, the health law profession has been providing analysis, assessing risk, ensuring compliance, and making recommendations to their organizations and clients, ultimately building to better health outcomes for all Americans. Every industry of the health care sector has been pushed beyond their limits, striving towards a healthier nation. Health law professionals have risen to the occasion by innovating and evolving just as quickly as the organizations they serve.
In this ever-shifting health care landscape, the profession has been pushed at times to build the plane while already flying. However, we must make time to acknowledge growth, share wisdom, and work together to identify new solutions to these new problems. The building blocks of the health law community are so essential to this forward progress.
Health Law Week is about increasing awareness of this integrated and integral profession within the health care industry, highlighting programs that create new opportunities for entry into the profession, showcasing organizations/firms dedicated to employing these professionals, and elevating this community’s contributions to the health care industry.
We invite all health lawyers, health risk managers, compliance officers, health information professionals, economists, paralegals, students of health law, and anyone else who touches health law to participate, engage, and lift up the health law profession.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the history of Health Law Week?
Originally, the Young Professionals Council began organizing periodic pop-up events/happy hours to bring young professionals together to discuss their work in health law, involvement in AHLA, and share how prospective members could join AHLA and get involved too. To better organize these efforts, AHLA Day was created, with four primary events coordinated by AHLA with sponsorship from firms and companies. The goal was to increase awareness and recruit young professionals and other prospective members into AHLA. The first AHLA Day was held in 2017.
Over the last several years on AHLA Day, other smaller events were also hosted and planned by various leaders and advertised along with the four primary events. Although attendance and engagement at these events have risen over the years, logistically, trying to fit all of these activities into one day has become cumbersome. It was time to reimagine the original concept, expand upon it, and reintroduce it as Health Law Week in June of 2021.
What is behind the Health Law Week Theme?
Health Law Week is about increasing awareness of this integrated and integral profession within the health care industry, highlighting programs that create new opportunities for entry into the profession, showcasing organizations/firms dedicated to employing these professionals, and elevating this community’s contributions to the health care industry. This is a celebration of the individual and magnification of the collective community.
How can I get involved with Health Law Week?
Plan to attend a Health Law Week event and invite a colleague or young professional to join you. There is no fee to attend any virtual or in-person event and all events are open to the entire health law community. More information on can be found on the Schedule of Events page.
Is there an official hashtag for Health Law Week?
Yes! Use #HealthLawWeek when you share your pictures and messages on social media.
My organization would like to get involved with Health Law Week, how do we do that?
There are a number of ways to get involved:
- Host an Event - if you would like to have a gathering in a city not already programmed, please let us know and we will help market your reception and list it on the schedule of events. Contact [email protected]
- Promote - law schools, law programs, firms and organizations can help spread the word to the next generation of health law professionals. All students can join as a AHLA Student Subscriber for FREE!
- Become a Sponsor - law schools, law firms, organization and consulting firms who support the health law community can sponsor Health Law Week for additional visibility and a number of benefits. Learn more about our Health Law Week sponsorship packages.
- Donate - make an AHLA Tribute Gift to recognize a friend and/or colleague who has made an impact on your life or career. Learn more about showing your appreciation in a meaningful way.
Where do I find out more information about the sponsorship my company purchased?
Your original communication should detail the information we need from you (logo, name, description, etc.) and instructions on how to redeem any benefits within the package you purchased. If you have additional questions or cannot find the original communication, please contact us at [email protected].
Past Health Law Weeks
Health Law Week 2021
June 21-27, 2021 | Virtual
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