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:

  • Significant growth of our membership network
  • Launching of Chapters across the country including Puerto Rico and Federal/Military
  • Diverse leadership Board representing key sectors of the Healthcare Industry
  • Launch of NALHE’s Leadership Incubator and Care Transformation Initiatives
  • Gaining sponsorships and partnerships from major healthcare organizations
  • Establishing formal collaboration with the American College of Healthcare Executives, Hospital Association/Institute for Diversity, Genentech, WittKieffer 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”
  • NALHE’s Signature Annual Leadership Summit event

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.

Our Statement on Diversity

The National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives (NALHE) is the professional association founded to increase senior-level Latina/Latino representation in hospitals and health systems in the United States. We believe that diversity within healthcare leadership is essential to fulfilling our mission to promote health equity and achieving our vision of transforming the Latino/a leadership experience. We are committed to the continuous journey towards an inclusive culture that values and respects all people, regardless of their race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or ability.

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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.


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