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 Mr. Michael Brennan, CEO of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and Ondina Love, ‎CEO of the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association. HEAL’s secretariat is housed with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

Currently, there are 39 members of HEAL.