LGBT Forum

What Is the LGBT Forum?

The LGBT Forum is a new community within the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). Building on the strong foundation of ACHE member benefits, the LGBT Forum offers value-added benefits developed specifically for those individuals interested in the distinct opportunities and issues of LGBT healthcare executives. The formation of this new Forum represents ACHE's ongoing commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in healthcare leadership within ACHE and the profession.

Jake Reyna-Casanova, MPH

“As an early careerist, being an LGBT Forum member has given me the power of perseverance as I pursue my career path. Observing the true diversity of each individual and their respective career experiences has given me added confidence that I can achieve my dream of becoming a senior leader. It feels good to be a part of this diverse group that focuses on ensuring the inclusion of the LGBT community within healthcare."

Jake Reyna-Casanova, MPH
Strategic Partnerships Manager
Spring Branch Community Health Center
Houston, Texas

Why Join?

The mission of the LGBT Forum is to enhance representation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender healthcare executives and to promote high-quality care for LGBT individuals and their families. The Forum addresses this mission through targeted education, networking, career services and publications designed to provide opportunities for personal and professional growth to Forum members in various healthcare settings and at all career stages.

As a member of the LGBT Forum, you receive exclusive access to these resources and opportunities:

  • Discounted ACHE Educational Programming: Beginning in 2019, take advantage of a $100 discounted registration fee for an ACHE Cluster or Special Program. When you are ready to register, contact ACHE Customer Service Center at (312) 424-9400 to redeem your discount and register by phone.
  • LGBT Forum LinkedIn Group: Connect with other Forum members in this exclusive networking and information exchange setting.
  • Special Designation on the ACHE Online Member Directory: Easily identify other LGBT Forum members by the distinguishing icon in the ACHE Online Member Directory.
  • Career Advisory Services: Benefit from active use of the vast resources of ACHE's Career Resource Center, including members-only access to CareerEDGE®, the unique, interactive and comprehensive tool for planning and managing your career.
  • Quarterly Online Newsletter: Stay abreast of topics of you will find of particular interest and add your voice to this national forum by submitting articles for publication in the LGBT Fourm quarterly newsletter.

Plus, Forum members receive the full benefits and services offered to ACHE members, including:

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  • Requirements: Must be an active ACHE member (all member statuses are eligible for this forum)
  • Forum Annual Dues Fee (in addition to your regular ACHE annual dues fee): $100 annually
  • Graduated Forum Dues Schedule:
    • Jan.–June: $100
    • July–Aug.: $50 (will be billed for next calendar year in Oct.)
    • Sept.–Dec.: $100 (payment applied for remainder of current year and next calendar year)

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