Call for expressions of interest to serve on new Subcommittees
The iHEA Board has approved the establishment of two new subcommittees: a Professional Development Subcommittee and a Fundraising Subcommittee.
Professional Development Subcommittee
The Professional Development Subcommittee (PDS) will advise the board on new initiatives that help health economists as individuals and further the interests of the health economics profession, and assess the effectiveness of those new activities approved by the board once implemented. More specifically, the PDS will identify a range of new ‘between congress’ activities that iHEA could develop and implement. The PDS will also support the implementation of activities approved by the Board and will develop and implement monitoring and evaluation mechanisms for assessing the effectiveness of new activities. As some of these new activities will require funding, the PDS will work closely with the Fundraising Subcommittee.
The subcommittee will advise the board on strategies for raising money to help iHEA pursue its mission. The main objective will be to secure grants and sponsorship for specific activities, but donations that can be used to expand the profile of iHEA and advance the health economics profession more generally can also be considered. While the subcommittee will contribute to raising funds for congresses, the main focus of the subcommittee will be on making recommendations for raising funds for those ‘between congress’ activities proposed by the PDS that are approved by the board.
Membership of both subcommittees will be a combination of Board members, past Board members and iHEA members at-large who have expressed an interest in being more involved in iHEA. The board will consider self-nominations as well as suggest nominees and endeavor to keep membership balanced both regionally and by gender. Terms on the subcommittees will be for 2 years with up to 2 reappointments. The size of each subcommittee will be between 8 to 10, with a Board- appointed chair. In the case of the Fundraising Subcommittee, members should have prior experience of fundraising and have networks with funding organizations.
Call for expressions of interest
We call on iHEA members to submit expressions of interest to serve on one of these subcommittees. Please submit your CV and a covering letter, indicating which subcommittee you would like to serve on and your reasons for being interested. Please also summarize any relevant experience that would add value to the work of the committee (please note above requirements for the Fundraising Subcommittee). Expressions of interest should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 17th, 2018.
It is unlikely that we will be able to accommodate all members who express an interest in serving on a particular subcommittee, but we will keep all information on file for future committee work and will also seek to engage you in other iHEA activities.