The National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives is a national organization led by Latino/Latina executive leaders of U.S. hospitals and healthcare organizations and experts in the fields of health care policy and practice. NALHE was founded in 2005 to increase senior-level Latino/Latina representation in hospitals and health systems in the United States. Our goal is to create a future workforce of highly talented Latino/Latina healthcare executives who can meet the challenge of delivering and improving healthcare in our diverse communities. Since 2005, we have succeeded on many fronts, including:

  • Growing our membership
  • Strengthening our Board of Directors
  • Gaining sponsorships from major healthcare organizations
  • Establishing formal collaboration with the American College of Healthcare Executives, Hospital Association/Institute for Diversity, Cleveland Clinic and others
  • Being recognized by “Modern Healthcare” for leadership excellence, including naming two Board members to the “Top 25 Minority Executives” and two Board members as “Up & Comers”


Advancing Latino Health and the Latino Healthcare Community

Our Mission

To promote health equity for Latino communities by increasing Latino/a representation within healthcare systems and by supporting policy, legislation and regulation that seeks to improve health and healthcare for diverse communities.

Our Vision

To be the professional association of choice that transforms the Latino and Latina experience in the national healthcare leadership space.


Whether you are already a healthcare professional or student well on your way to becoming one, it has never been more important to identify and overcome disparities in health care within your communities. Connect with healthcare executives and leaders within the Latino community to gain the wisdom, insight and experience to take on these challenges.


ACHE: March, 2020 Chicago, IL

Leadership Summit: February, 2020 Denver, CO

View Calendar

Recent Blogs

Our NEW Strategic Plan

Our Partners