Health Literacy for Health Equity

About AHIMA Foundation

AHIMA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and philanthropic arm of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) dedicated to empowering people with health information literacy to achieve better health outcomes. Founded in 1962, AHIMA Foundation programs, research, and projects help families make informed health decisions, guide evidence-based healthcare system policies and practices, and educate and train aspiring and current health information professionals. 



Our Mission


We envision a future where health information serves people. A future where better health outcomes are powered by health information for all.


Our Vision

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Through our Health Literacy for Health EquityTM initiative, we offer an interactive path forward to increasing health literacy and empowering every person with the tools and resources to manage their health.


Our programs are designed to align and empower consumers, advocates, and change-makers to transform the search for answers and the power of data into knowledge, confidence, and better health outcomes.


Our Beliefs


We are passionate about empowering consumers and communities to be engaged and activated participants in their everyday health and wellness journey, using trusted health information from traditional and emerging sources.

We help people access, understand, and use their health information with confidence.
Understand the Issues
We view healthy literacy as the nexus of wellness, technology, and self-advocacy.
We connect with community health partners to make a difference in people's lives.
Programs & Partnerships
We advocate for consumers through policy and education.
Policy Statements