The IAHCSMM mission shall be to provide the members of the Association and healthcare facilities with organized educational opportunities, professional development, a forum for information exchange, member services in response to member identified needs and priorities; and to represent Central Service Materiel Management in the professional community.
Area: 9,826,630 km² (9,161,923 km² land, 664,707 km² water)
Population: 298,444,215 (July 2006)
Capital: Washington, DC
Languages: English 82.1%, Spanish 10.7%, other Indo-European 3.8%, Asian and Pacific island 2.7%, other 0.7%
Religion: Protestant 52%, Roman Catholic 24%, Mormon 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 1%, other 10%, none 10%
Climate: mostly temperate, but tropical in Hawaii and Florida, arctic in Alaska, semiarid in the great plains west of the Mississippi River, and arid in the Great Basin of the southwest; low winter temperatures in the northwest are ameliorated occasionally in January and February by warm chinook winds from the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains
Time Zone: UTC/GMT -5hrs to -11hrs
Currency: United States Dollar [USD]
The United States are in North America, bordering both the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Pacific Ocean, between Canada and Mexico.
With a total of 12,034 km land boundaries, the United States share borders with
Canada (8,893 km, including 2,477 km with Alaska) and
Mexico (3,141 km).