Associates Program for Manufacturers

Who We Are

The HIDA Educational Foundation is a research and education organization affiliated with the Health Industry Distributors Association. Our mission is continuously improving the healthcare supply channel. 

Networking ↓ Research+Analytics ↓ Advocacy↓


Who Participates

The HIDA Educational Foundation Associates Program is designed for any company that seeks engagement with HIDA’s distributor members and other foundation associates.  Associates include firms such as medical products manufacturers, group purchasing organizations, healthcare-focused private equity firms, and software and IT solutions companies.

Questions? Contact HIDA:

Cindy Chen, MS»
Sr. Manager, Associates Program, 
HIDA, 703-838-6114

Why Join

Associates Application►
(Adobe PDF File)

Channel Access

In the healthcare business, relationships are critical. HIDA offers many opportunities to connect with healthcare distribution industry leaders and manufacturing peers, including:

  • Executive Conference – exclusive members-only event
  • Streamlining Healthcare Expo & Business Exchange
  • Contract Administration Conference
  • Supply Chain Visibility Conference
  • E-Commerce & Digital Strategies Conference
  • HIDA’s Washington Summit
  • Market advisory and product-specific councils
  • ShareGroups organized by area of interest or job title
  • Member calls on timely topics, organized by market, job function or product category

Healthcare Research and Analytics

Change is accelerating, and HIDA keeps members in the know.

  • Annual Market Reports addressing trends in hospitals and health systems, physician office, post-acute, ambulatory surgery centers, lab and diagnostics, and home care. We also published our first PPE Market Report in 2020.

Government and Industry Affairs Insights

HIDA provides expertise on policy, payment, regulatory, and industry issues.

  • Expert analysis of major issues impacting healthcare providers and suppliers 
  • Medicare and Medicaid Final Rule Summaries
  • Immediate alerts when policy news breaks
  • Leadership and advocacy on issues like Strategic National Stockpile, pandemic preparedness, and contract administration.
  • Monthly government update published in HIDA’s member-only magazine — Executive Briefing