About Self Op Support Program

AHF Self-Operated Support Program

AHF’s Self-Operated Project Team mission is to support, encourage, and engage facilities to be self-operated or stay self-operated.

The program provides: 

  1. Resources to self-operators who need to prove their value
  2. Resources to operations looking to becoming self-operated
  3. Support to newly minted self-operated facilities and organizations
  4. Support to operations under threat from contractor(s)

If you are encountering the issues above, submit an SOS request below. The SOS Team is made up of current AHF leaders, subject matter experts, consultant partners, and operators who can lend support to individuals in urgent need.

Resources & Tools

AHF members can access a library of supportive documentation below. The committee works to update and release new documents as often as possible.

  • Best Practices in Financial Management in Food & Nutrition Services
  • After the Contractors
  • AHF Patient Engagement Checklist
  • AHF Retail Checklist
  • Making an Informed Decision
  • Clinical Resources Document
  • AHF Benchmarking Formulas
  • Comparing Contract Vs. Self-Operated Foodservice
  • Fast Contractor Facts
  • Self-Operated Facility Strengths & Weaknesses Evaluation
  • And more

Consultant Partner Assistant Program (CPAP)

When a self-operator needs more advanced assistance, AHF’s SOS Team will pass the individual along for a complimentary conversation with one of our consultant partners. These consultants will provide 60-90 minutes of free support. If the individual needs more support beyond that they can either continue working with the SOS team or decide to work with the consultant for a fee. Either way, AHF will work to get you the support needed to protect your operation.

AHF’s Supporting Consultant Partners

  • Donald Miller & Associates (DM&A)
  • Rippe Associates
  • Ruck Shockey Associates (RSA)