Strategic Plan & Major Initiatives

Strategic Goals: The Society’s strategic goals cover eight broad areas of work: governance excellence and sustainability; delivering value to our members and chapters; supporting the profession of PALTC medicine through timely education, training, competency standards, certification and clinical tools and resources; serving the interests of PALTC patients, residents and families through direct public policy advocacy and external relationships and coalitions; and defining quality in PALTC.

Major Programs: The Society carries out its mission and strategy through its major programmatic activities, which include a unique intensive training course, the Core Curriculum on Medical Direction, and a series of live, face-to-face trainings, as well as online webinars and teleconferences. The Society holds a large Annual Conference in the spring of each year in various locations around the country, drawing some 2,000 physicians and other practitioners, as well as representatives from industry, academia and government. The Society has developed Competencies for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, and now offers an online training program on the cornerstones of knowledge needed to practice in the PALTC setting, the Competencies Curriculum.  In terms of clinical resources, the Society develops and disseminates its Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) series as well as a wide variety of information toolkits and guides. The Society’s public policy and advocacy program engages the major regulatory agencies of the Federal government as well as legislators and committees of jurisdiction in influencing public policy to enhance the practice environment for PALTC medicine and the patients, residents and families our members serve.

Click here for a .pdf version of the 2016-2019 Strategic Plan.


Strategic Plan Goals and Objectives - 2016-2019


Goal 1. Ensure that AMDA is sustainable & well governed

1.1. Stabilize & enhance AMDA’s financial health
1.2. Strengthen & align AMDA’s staff & infrastructure capacity
1.3. Optimize AMDA’s governance, systems, structures & processes


Goal 2. Grow AMDA membership & enhance member value

2.1. Expand membership
2.2. Increase value for current members

Goal 3. Sustain & support AMDA Chapters and affiliates

3.1. Strengthen & grow AMDA State Chapters
3.2. Integrate and align AMDA’s affiliates’ work


Goal 4. Promote clinical education and competency to optimize system-wide, individualized, goal-directed care.

4.1. Extend the scope, reach & adoption of AMDA’s educational resources
4.2. Define, promote and enhance the value of the CMD credential
4.3. Promote AMDA’s attending physician competencies training and certification

Goal 5. Deliver evidence-based clinical guidance for PALTC

5.1. Extend the scope, reach & adoption of AMDA’s clinical support resources
5.2. Promote the importance of the medical director role in quality improvement

Goal 6. Leverage technology & innovation to advance PALTC

6.1. Identify & promote innovative models & practices in PALTC medicine
6.2. Promote the creation & implementation of effective technology solutions in PALTC


Goal 7. Advocate for AMDA’s mission of improved quality, value and patient/resident experienc

7.1. Develop & deliver effective public policy advocacy to advance AMDA’s mission, vision and goals

Goal 8. Improve & strengthen AMDA’s external relationships

8.1. Strengthen & expand partnerships in key stakeholder areas
8.2. Identify & develop new strategic partnerships

Goal 9. Support optimal patient/ resident care through the appropriate definition of quality in PALTC

9.1. Pursue initiatives to define quality in PALTC medicine
9.2. Develop quality measures appropriate to PALTC
9.3. Educate and engage practitioners about quality indicators appropriate to PALTC

Goal 10. Support the needs of PALTC patients, residents and families

10.1. Identify, develop & promote a competent, compassionate & committed workforce for PALTC medicine
10.2. Develop & deliver education & information resources to consumers