As a national coalition, HEAL decisions are based on a consensus-based approach. HEAL meets 4 times per year with the objectives of: sharing information across organizations; working on those strategic issues that are of importance to all members; and meeting with external organizations to discuss policy issues of mutual interest and importance.

The Co-Chairs of HEAL are Ondina Love, ‎CEO of the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) and François Couillard, CEO of the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT). HEAL’s secretariat is housed with the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association.

Currently, there are 40 members of HEAL.