Join the alliance

Academic institutions are invited to join the High Value Practice Academic Research Alliance. The success of this organization hinges on participation by a large number of academic medical centers. We currently have 100 academic center partners in the United States, Canada, Japan, Norway & Australia.

Membership Categories

      • Institutional Membership requires approval by an institutional leader (i.e. Dean, President, CMO, etc).
      • Departmental Membership requires approval by Department Chair. There is no membership fee.

Requirements of membership:

      • Academic medical center or teaching hospital (medical school affiliation or GME training program)
      • Signed agreement endorsed by institutional or departmental leadership
      • Commitment to advance at least one value improvement initiative across your institution annually
      • Participation in HVPAA surveys (performed every 2-3 year to gauge effectiveness)

Benefits of membership:

        • Demonstrate to patients accountability for the value of the care we deliver and a commitment to creating a more sustainable health care model
        • Experienced academic centers can expand their quality improvement initiatives on a national scale
        • Less experienced centers are provided with guidance to safely and effectively improve practice
        • Collaboration enables pooling of resources, expertise and data to develop appropriate use criteria, joint publications and best practice guidelines
        • Opportunity to direct or participate in HVPAA working groups and co-direct conference workshops
        • Member institutions’ faculty receive a discounted registration fee at the national conference

          To register your medical center, please complete the HVPAA membership agreement and email signed copy to

Specialties and subspecialties represented:

      • Anesthesiology
      • Cardiology
      • Cardiothoracic Surgery
      • Colorectal Surgery
      • Diagnostic Radiology
      • Emergency Medicine
      • Family Medicine
      • Gastroenterology
      • Geriatrics
      • Gynecologic Oncology
      • Hospitalist Medicine
      • Infectious Disease
      • Internal Medicine
      • Interventional Radiology
      • Medicine and Pediatrics
      • Microbiology
      • Nephrology
      • Neurology
      • Nuclear Medicine
      • Obstetrics and Gynecology
      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • Otolaryngology
      • Pathology
      • Pediatrics
      • Pediatric Critical Care
      • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
      • Pediatric Hospital Medicine
      • Pediatric Radiology
      • Psychiatry
      • Radiation Oncology
      • Surgery
      • Urology
      • Vascular Surgery

Providers of all specialties and subspecialties are needed! Specialties not currently represented include:

      • Allergy and Immunology
      • Dermatology
      • Medical Genetics
      • Neurologic Surgery
      • Ophthalmology
      • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
      • Plastic Surgery
      • Preventive Medicine
      • Sleep Medicine