LHIMA Contributes Toward COVID Relief with AHIMA HIRO Fund
The Louisiana Health Information Management Association (LHIMA) recently contributed $2,500 toward the AHIMA Foundation’s Health Information Relief Operation Fund (HIRO Fund). This contribution was made to support HIM professionals in Louisiana who suffered a financial loss due to the COVID-19 disaster.
The economic shutdown in spring of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic was especially impactful for those in the State of Louisiana due to the local outbreak, and HIM professionals were among the hardest hit in the healthcare community. The AHIMA HIRO Fund is designed to assist health information professionals whose personal or professional lives have been negatively impacted by a disaster.
Applicants may request up to $500 in assistance to help them during the economic fall-out from the virus containment efforts. Applicants who meet the following criteria will be considered for financial assistance from the HIRO Fund:
- Applicants must live and/or work in a county that has been declared a FEMA-designated disaster area within the past twelve (12) months.
- Applicants must be AHIMA members in good standing before the date on which the county was declared a FEMA disaster area
- Applicants must experience and demonstrate financial need due to job loss caused by the COVID-19 crisis.
To learn more and apply, visit the AHIMA Foundation website.
COVID-19 Impact Survey
To better support our members and understand the impact that COVID-19 has had, we ask that you take five minutes and complete the following COVID-19 impact survey. Results will stay anonymous, but we may follow-up with you on a case-by-case basis to better understand how we can assist you during this time.
Click here to take the survey.