Partners & Professional Associations

Minnesota is a health care industry hub, home to leading-edge health care organizations in every sector of the industry providing innovative ideas to better the nation’s health.

The University of St. Thomas is the upper Midwest’s academic home for the business of health care. We offer a full spectrum of options for professionals in the health care industry to engage in events, programs, research projects and executive education to further their industry understanding and business acumen to shape positive outcomes for the health care system.

There are numerous health care professional associations, both regionally and nationally, that can provide an excellent source of networking, continuing education, event programming, and career resources.  We have compiled a list of  associations that our alumni, staff and faculty work with most closely.


Health Care at the University of St. Thomas

Center for Health and Medical Affairs

National Institute of Health Policy

Executive & Professional Education Programs in Health Care

Recent Health Care Events at St. Thomas


National Health Care Management Associations (a partial list)

American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)

American College of Physician Executive (ACPE)

American Hospital Association (AHA)

America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)

American Medical Group Association (AMGA)

Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)

Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)


Minnesota Health Care Associations (a partial list)

Life Science Alley

Minnesota Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives

Minnesota Chapter, Healthcare Financial Management Association

Minnesota Council of Health Plans

Minnesota Homecare Association (MHCA)

Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) 

Minnesota Medical Association (MMA)

Minnesota Medical Group Management Association (MMGMA)

Minnesota Organization for Leaders in Nursing (MOLN)

Women's Health Leadership TRUST


Strategic Business Associations (a partial list)

The Collaborative

Association for Strategic Planning - Minnesota

MAP for non-profits


Additional Resources (a partial list)

Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ)

Federal Health Care

Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement 

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

Minnesota Community Measurement

Minnesota Department of Health, Reform Updates

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


MBA Associations (a partial list)

National Association of Women MBA’s (NAWMBA)

National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA)

National Society of Hispanic MBA’s (NSHMBA)