Professional Organizations

The Institute for Diversity collaborates with leading health care affinity groups to help fulfill its mission of expanding health care leadership opportunities for ethnically, culturally, and racially diverse individuals, and increasing the number of these individuals entering and advancing in the field. These groups provide the Institute with a direct link to an expanding pipeline of diverse early, mid-career and executive-level health care professionals throughout the United States.


To learn more about our professional partner organizations, click on any their links to visit their home websites.

National Association of Health Services Executives

The National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) is a non-profit association of black health care executives founded in 1968 to promote the advancement and development of Black health care leaders, and elevate the quality of health care services rendered to minority and underserved communities. NAHSE is also one of the Institute's founding sponsors.

For more information, please visit


National Forum for Latino Healthcare Executives

The National Forum for Latino Healthcare Executives (NFLHE) was incorporated in July of 2005 to increase the representation of Latinos at the executive level of U.S. hospitals and health systems and to provide a resource base of input from Latino executives in the areas of legislation, regulation, and policy affecting the health and health care of U.S. Latino communities.  For more information, please visit  


Asian Health Care Leaders Association

The Asian Health Care Leaders Association (AHCLA) is a newly formed organization whose goal is to increase the presence of Pan-Asian executives in the health care field to enhance the quality of patient care provided for Pan-Asian populations.

For more information, please click here.


Rainbow Healthcare Leaders Association


The Rainbow Healthcare Leaders Association (RHLA) is a national organization with a mission to enhance the representation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) healthcare executives and to promote high quality care for LGBT individuals and their families.

For more information, please click here.

The Institute for Diversity in Health Management is a partner with Speakers Express.

Speakers Express maintains a roster of highly trained facilitators to offer meeting and retreat facilitation of benefit to even the strongest of leadership teams by contributing structure, encouraging participation, and helping to build consensus. Institute staff may be scheduled for speaking engagements through this service.

For more information, please click here.

For more information on how your professional organization may partner with the Institute for Diversity, please contact Jetaun Mallett at 312-422-2692 or at

Updated: Oct. 29, 2015