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Assisting Health Information Professionals

The AHIMA Foundation's HIRO Fund was created to assist health information professionals affected by natural disasters across the country. As a result of the global pandemic, the HIRO Fund now offers financial support to health information professionals unemployed as a result of COVID-19.

Financial assistance as a result of natural disasters or unemployment related to COVID-19

Applicants who meet the following criteria will be considered for financial assistance, up to $500, 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 demonstrate financial need due to a natural disaster or financial need due to employment as a result of COVID-19.
  • Eligible applicants may apply for financial assistance by completing and submitting the HIRO Fund Application.
  • Upon verification by the AHIMA Foundation and the applicant's Component State Association, financial assistance will be distributed to applicants as available and in as timely a manner as possible.