Founded in 1969, the Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC) is a non-profit organization that seeks to advance the nation's health and well-being through vigorous leadership of the nation’s academic health centers. It’s mission is to improve the nation's health care system by mobilizing and enhancing the strengths and resources of the academic health center enterprise in health professions education, patient care, and research.
AAHC works toward this mission by strengthening, advocating, and leading on behalf of its member institutions, which are at the forefront of health professions education, patient care, and biomedical and health services research. This requires vigorous leadership that enhances and mobilizes the intellectual capital, influence, and resources of academic health centers towards the overarching goal of improving health care system.
FMUSP has been an AAHC member since 2009.