A Chapter of the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration - Region 1

Become a Member

Membership in The Association of Healthcare Human Resources Administration of Rhode Island (AHHRARI) has many benefits.  In the 14 years that the Association for Healthcare Human Resources Administration of Rhode Island (AHHRARI) has existed, we have experienced continued success.  AHHRARI is proud to be a local chapter of the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA).

There are a number of reasons we believe your AHHRARI membership is of superior value to you.  Each year, we have consistently sponsored high quality professional development sessions as well as networking socials.  Our sessions have covered a wide range of relevant and timely topics critical to helping each of us, and our health care organizations, to be successful.  Our events are extremely affordable, or in some cases free, for our members.  AHHRARI also gives back to our community by providing scholarships for deserving students and partnering with different local charitable organizations each year.

The real strength of AHHRARI derives from the active participation of over 90 members representing all of our state’s leading health care organizations.   Our society has served as a state and region-wide forum for sharing best practices, networking, and advancing the practice of human resources management in the health care sector.

In the coming year, AHHRARI leadership is committed to continuing our decade long tradition of providing high quality professional development and networking opportunities.  AHHRARI is proud to be a Preferred Provider of both HRCI and SHRM. For those who are certified, some of the programs we offer qualify for continuing education credits towards recertification.

We are looking to diversify our membership and plan to reach out to a wider array of Healthcare providers

Hold Town meetings to reignite the mission of the Association to support the continuing development of effective human resource professionals in health care.

Determine how we can help our members in their day to day situations that would promote excellence in their performance of all aspects of human resource management, and prompt the sharing of expertise and best practices among our members.

Benefits of Membership


We set aside time for networking at all of our events.  With a room full of Human Resources professionals in your field, you have access to like-minded people with similar experiences.  What better group to help you?  What better group to mentor?  What better group to understand?

Save Money

Members save money by paying discounted fees to educational events.  That’s a very effective way to offset the cost of membership and provide you with great services.

Participate in a Committee

Standing committees and single event committees give you an opportunity to have a voice.

Educational Credits and Scholarships

Many of AHHRARI’s educational offerings qualify for recertification credit hours through HCRI (for PHR and SPHR certifications) and SHRM (for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certifications) toward maintaining your professional designations.  AHHRARI also offers annual scholarships.

Access to Members-Only Information

With your membership, you gain access to presentations and information from our speakers.  The membership list gives you all the information to contact your peers.  The annual compensation survey presentation is one of our most popular educational events. 

Community Outreach

Participate in a variety of community outreach opportunities—donate funds, food, or clothing to AHHRARI’s Community Partner.

Professional Development-Attend Educational Events

AHHRARI events are held locally and include speakers on topics that are of interest to HR professionals in healthcare.  Sponsors for our programs have a short opportunity to introduce you to products and service designed for you.