Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the website for the AHLA Communities?

  2. Where are my emails with the list postings? I’m not seeing them in my inbox?
    Notifications come from email addresses with the domain Be sure to add to your safe senders list.

  3. How can I change my delivery preferences (how often I receive messages)?
    Go to Community Notifications area under My Account on your Profile.  You can also adjust delivery preferences for individual Communities on each Community's homepage. Choose from real time, daily digest, daily consolidated digest, weekly consolidated digest, or no email.

  4. Who can join the AHLA Communities?
    Participation in the AHLA Communities is open to AHLA members as well as those in the greater health law community.  We do require that you create an AHLA login account to participate in the Communities.

  5. Are Communities the same as Practice Groups?
    AHLA Communities are not the same as PGs (even though some of the Communities and PGs share the same name).  Any individual can join a Community and participate in the discussion regardless of whether he or she is a member of a PG or even a member of AHLA. 

  6. How do I join a Community?
    To join a Community, visit your "myAHLA" profile at, enter your login information, and then click the blue button to customize your "Email and List Preferences." Then hit "save" and you're all set!  

  7. How do I view discussions and search for older posts?
    Each Community’s homepage has a section called Latest Discussion Posts, which highlights the five most recent posts in that Community. There is also a Discussion tab in each Community that lets you see a listing of every post, including archived posts from the former AHLA Discussion Lists. If you’re looking for a thread on a particular topic but aren’t sure which Community it might be in, use the Search field on the navigation bar. To view a list of messages you've posted, go to your Profile and click on "My Contributions" and "List of Contributions."

  8. How do I post anonymously?
    Anonymous posts are available in all 20 topical Communities.  When composing the message, simply check the box next to "Post message anonymously" under the "From" field.  Your message will be placed in moderation and approved by an AHLA staff member before it appears in the community.

  9. How do I adjust my privacy settings?
    You can control who has can see any aspect of your profile by editing your My Privacy Settings page.

  10. How do I change my signature?
    You can change the signature that shows at the end of your posts and replies on the My Signature page.

  11. How do I upload a profile picture or change my Areas or Expertise, Company, Job Title, and other profile information?
    You can change this information by going to your profile in the AHLA Community. Just click the icon button located to the right of each of these sections and select "update my...".  This will take you to a page where you can update the information.

  12. How do I propose setting up a new Discussion Group or Forum?
    We welcome any suggestions for new discussion groups.  Please email the AHLA Communities team at We do not allow members to automatically create their own discussion communities at this time. Rather, we want to make sure that enough members have interest in a specific topic before we start a new discussion.

  13. Who do I contact when I have questions or feedback?
    We welcome the feedback and thoughts of our AHLA members and list subscribers about the new platform. Contact us at or call our Member Services Center at (202) 833-1100, prompt #2.