Committees/Interest Groups

 As a membership organization, the College relies on the time and talents of members to provide leadership and direction for our initiatives and activities. All members of the College are welcome to participate in committees and interest groups. We invite you to pursue the descriptions below and join in to get even more benefit from your membership!

Ad Hoc Task Groups

The work of the College is continually evolving along with the health care landscape. As determinations are made by the Board of Directors on avenues to purse, ad hoc teams are put together to provide leadership and content knowledge to tasks outlined. As opportunites for these activities come into place, information about those groups is included here.

Summit Planning Committee

The Summit Planning Committee is responsible for taking the theme as developed and affirmed by the chair and Board of Directors and creating the agenda and experience of the Summit. Summit themes build on each other over time and are always designed to bring an issue of national importance in the field “from controversy to consensus” through engaging a broad spectrum of people in dialogue. In addition to building the agenda, the planning committee engages faculty, facilitates peer and emerging leader involvement, plans group activity during the Summit, and provides on site assistance to the executive director.

Diversity Interest Group

The Diversity Interest Group is formed by members focused on assuring that the College keeps the issues of health disparities and diversity in the forefront of activities. Members of the interest group have helped to promote the mentorship program and served as mentors, drafted papers on issues for coalitions such as the Whole Health Campaign, worked with Summit faculty to assure the inclusion of diversity and disparity in presentations, and – with the Board of Directors – requested the continual focus of the federal government on these critical issues. The Diversity Interest Group also serves as a collective coaching body for its members.

Peer Leader Interest Group

The Peer Leader Interest Group has as its key themes the development of peer services on a national level, leadership training/education opportunities, and a place to engage in discussion about peer concerns that can be taken to a larger audience outside the College.