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Media Kit and Resources

Our media kit provides a selection of detailed information and links to resources regarding the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety for journalists, bloggers and other interested parties.



Leading excellence in healthcare security, safety and emergency management.



IAHSS was formed in 1968 by a group of healthcare security visionaries seeking change in how healthcare facilities could better promote a safe and secure environment for the staff and patients. Since then, IAHSS has certified and supported thousands of dedicated professionals in keeping all healthcare workers, patients and facilities safe and secure and is considered the foremost trusted authority in healthcare security and safety. IAHSS members have developed educational programs and created a body of knowledge that meets the needs of today's fast paced and ever changing environment. 



The International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) is the only organization solely dedicated to professionals involved in managing and directing security and safety programs in healthcare facilities. IAHSS is a professional association with more than 2,000 members who are healthcare security, law enforcement, safety and emergency management leaders. For nearly fifty years, IAHSS has educated and served members and the profession by offering exclusive resources and benefits including industry and design guidelines, local and international educational and networking opportunities, and the celebrated bi-annual Journal of Healthcare Protection Management.  IAHSS has certified tens of thousands of dedicated professionals who keep healthcare facilities, patients, staff and visitors safe. IAHSS offers the Basic, Advanced and Supervisor certifications, a Safety Certificate Program, and maintains the prestigious Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA) certification, the standard for the healthcare security leader dedicated to the profession.


Annual Conference & Exhibition (AC&E)

The IAHSS Annual Conference & Exhibition is the only event that caters specifically to healthcare security and safety leaders and decision makers. The IAHSS AC&E offers many educational and networking events for attendees to learn and interact with their peers in today's ever-changing healthcare environment. Our attendees have primary responsibility for the security and safety of patients, staff and visitors of healthcare facilities, including stand alone facilities, large and small hospitals, long-term care facilities and healthcare systems. The numerous sponsors and exhibitors at our AC&E represent some of the most relevant security and safety providers in the industry. 



IAHSS offers a wide variety of sponsorship opportunities to engage with IAHSS members.  Sponsorship helps to further the mission of IAHSS and advance the healthcare security and safety industry and profession.



The Board of Directors serves as the corporate body of IAHSS, with fiduciary duties. The board oversees implementation of policies and positions.


Strategic Plan

The 2016 - 2018 IAHSS Strategic Plan was developed and approved by the IAHSS Board of Directors. This strategic plan will be reviewed regularly by the Board and revised annually, as needed.




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