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Press Releases
CHICAGO – The Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE) announces the newly elected At Large Advisory Board Members for the 2023-2025 term and the 2023 Executive Committee. Terms begin January 1, 2023. 
Other Resources
Resources presented by Clorox to help create a cleaner, healthier space for all
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Free downloadable AHE reference features standards, practices and tips for cleaning and disinfecting a perioperative suite. 
Press Releases
CHICAGO, September 12, 2022 - The Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE), of the American Hospital Association, together with Tork®, an Essity brand, announce the recipients of the 2022 Environmental Services (EVS) Department of the Year Award.
Resources
These training videos, developed by Clorox Healthcare, highlight important aspects of cleaning and disinfection in the health care environment for EVS staff.
Webinars
Browse the Association for the Health Care Environment's on-demand webinars page on the topic of infection prevention and epidemiology.
Webinars
Browse the Association for the Health Care Environment's on-demand webinars page on the topic of operations related to environmental hygiene.
Webinars
Browse the Association for the Health Care Environment's on-demand webinars page on the topic of disaster outbreak preparedness.
Webinars
Browse the Association for the Health Care Environment's on-demand webinars page on the topic of leadership.
Webinars
Browse the Association for the Health Care Environment's on-demand webinars page on the topic of professional development.
Webinars
Browse the Association for the Health Care Environment's on-demand webinars page on the topic of operational excellence.
Press Releases
March 17, 2021 | Format: News Release The Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE), a professional membership group of the American Hospital Association, has developed the first interactive competency model tool for health care environmental services professionals, including technicians, supervisors, managers and directors. 
Toolkits/Methodology
The first interactive competency model tool for health care environmental services professionals, including technicians, supervisors, managers and directors.  These core competencies may be used to create job descriptions, assess performance and guide professional development; self-assess skill levels and training needs and set
Technical Paper
This document briefly examines the current state of the industry, and considers the identification and implementation of improved waste management practices. 
Technical Paper
This paper outlines the importance of effective communication and motivation in the environmental services workplace.
Guides/Reports
MEMBERS MUST LOGIN TO VIEW AND ACCESS THE REPORT This report explores how participation in AHE professional membership has driven the performance and career advancement of our members.
Guides/Reports
Core Competencies A core competency is considered  one that is an absolute requirement for a specific job. These core competencies may be used to create job descriptions, assess performance and guide professional development; self-assess skill levels and training needs and set improvement goals; and determine staff training needs. It should be noted that job titles vary by organizational size, structure, level within a health care system and other organizational attributes.
Quick Training
  Note: You must be login to view members-only content. This AHE members-only resource provides refresher training for frontline EVS staff that is essential for combating SARS-CoV-2. Download these training resources and lead your team in making the connection between what an environmental services technician does with why they must do it.
Guides/Reports
  Members must login to view and access the report. The Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE) created its Certified Healthcare Environmental Services Technician (CHEST) training program using an innovative, cost-effective model, in which facilities select representatives from their staff to be trained through AHE’s CHEST train-the-trainer program. Upon completion, representatives then deliver the CHEST certification program in their facility directly to frontline staff.
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Evidence-Based E-Resource from the Recognized Authority Leverage best practices and tools to create and maintain safe environments of care. This go-to resource guides users through what takes place in each area of care, details why each area may be high-risk, and explains how to properly clean and disinfect each area. Environmental services and infection prevention professionals gain an understanding of why specific practices and procedures are recommended.