Building Blocks for State Associations

Welcome to ASHA's Building Blocks for State Associations. This section was developed to provide resources to ASHA-recognized state association leadership.

Building Blocks

Get Recognized

Renew Your State Association Recognition [PDF] by submitting the following:

  • copy of the constitution or bylaws and the stated purpose;
  • membership requirements;
  • code of ethics and nondiscrimination policy; and
  • a completed ASHA provided SLHA profile.

Video: Benefits of ASHA Recognition for State Associations

Develop State Association Operations

Utilize ASHA's Resources

State liaisons [PDF], through conference calls, webinars, and onsite provide:

  • assistance with advocating for state legislative and regulatory change;
  • assistance with SSLHA planning, membership recruitment, and succession planning;
  • presentations at your SSLHA meetings;
  • information on state trends in licensure, health, and education policy;
  • access to national position papers, guidelines, and definitions for use in developing state-specific standards of care, quality assurance programs, and state policies;
  • collaboration with ASHA Board of Directors members to speak at annual state association meetings; and
  • strategic planning facilitation [PDF]. 

Video: BOD Visits to State Association Meetings

Video: Email Benefits

Enhance Your Leadership Skills through ASHA's Annual Events

Advocate and Promote the Professions

Video: Identify the Signs Member Toolkit

Apply for a Grant

Video: Grant Opportunities: Benefits of ASHA Recognition

Plan a Great Event

Video: ASHA Convention Benefits

Stay Connected and Informed

Collaborate with ASHA's State-Based Leaders

Reach out to state leaders who serve on ASHA state-based networks or sign up to serve on a network in your state

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