Join the alliance

Academic institutions are invited to join the High Value Practice 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.

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 (medical school affiliation or GMEC program)
      • Written agreement endorsed by institutional or departmental leadership
      • Commitment to advance at least one value improvement initiative across your institution annually
      • Participation in monthly conference calls and surveys

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 HVPA working groups
      • Member institutions’ faculty receive a discounted registration fee at the national conference

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

Specialties and subspecialties represented:

      • Anesthesiology
      • Cardiology
      • Cardiothoracic Surgery
      • Diagnostic Radiology
      • Emergency Medicine
      • Gastroenterology
      • 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
      • Colorectal Surgery
      • Dermatology
      • Family Medicine
      • Geriatrics
      • Medical Genetics
      • Neurologic Surgery
      • Ophthalmology
      • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
      • Plastic Surgery
      • Preventive Medicine
      • Sleep Medicine

What are academic medical centers across the country doing to improve healthcare value?

Value improvement guides: Published reviews in JAMA Internal Medicine coauthored by experienced faculty from multiple leading medical centers, with safety outcomes data and an implementation blue print.

Review article detailing 25 labs to refine for high value quality improvement | July 2020

MAVEN campaign: Free 4 year high value care curriculum online.

Join the Alliance! Membership is free with institutional approval and commitment to improving value in your medical center.

Learn more about HVPA on Health Affairs Blog