ASBH Strategic Priorities and Initiatives


The Society is an educational organization whose purpose is to promote the exchange of ideas and foster multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary, and inter-professional scholarship, research, teaching, policy development, professional development, and collegiality among people engaged in all of the endeavors related to clinical and academic bioethics and the health-related humanities.

Strategic Domains 

Annual Meeting 

Continue to meet the needs of attendees in both the health humanities and bioethics.

Ethics Consultation Resources 

Support the goals of health care ethics consultation and the development of health care ethics consultants' capabilities.

Health Care Ethics Consultation (HCEC) Certification 

Develop a credible, defensible process to measure the knowledge and skills of entry-level HCE consultants.

Strategic Initiatives 

Health Humanities 

Ensure that health humanities will remain core to our mission and consider ways to better serve our members.

Nominating Process and Structure 

Ensure optimal structures and processes for the Nominating Committee that will support the election of the best-qualified candidates to serve on the board of directors.

Diversity and Inclusion 

Identify impact ASBH will have on increasing racial and ethnic diversity within the professions (Health-related Humanities, Academic Bioethics, and Health Care Ethics Consultation) that would, in turn, lead to racial and ethnic diversity of ASBH membership.