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The United States is well supplied with organizations involved in the administration and support of health care and other services for its senior citizens in the nursing homes where many of them live and in the hospitals they frequent. The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHA) is a nonprofit membership association that provides educational programs, professional certification, and career development opportunities for its members. The more broad-based American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) has 40,000 health care executive members worldwide who lead hospitals, health care systems, and other health care organizations. Its board offers certification in health care management and, through 79 local chapters, access to networking, education, and career development. Its pamphlet, "Make a Difference! Discover a Career in Healthcare Management," is available by searching online. The American Health Care Association (AHCA) represents more than 11,000 nonprofit and for-profit nursing facility, assisted living, developmental disabled, and subacute care providers that serve about one million elderly and disabled individuals every day. The Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) is a global network of colleges and universities, faculty, individuals, and organizations dedicated to the improvement of health care delivery. The Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) is an interdisplinary group of educational, professional, clinical, and commercial organizations devoted to accountability and quality improvement of education for health care management and administration professionals. Long Term Care Education.com (LTCE) provides online courses for anyone involved or interested in the field of long-term care. It provides certification for Nursing Home Administrators and Assisted Living Administrators that is approved by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB). Members of NAB itself are the regulatory boards and agencies responsible for licensure of long term care administrators in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as every individual member of each state regulatory board, and other individuals who support NAB's mission of maintaining leadership core competencies in long term care.

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