Our MissionOur mission as a professional health association since 1998 has been to focus on health equity by concentrating on developing the healthcare workforce pipeline by nurturing the next generation of Hispanic healthcare leaders, creating professional development forums/career opportunities, and advocating for representation on hospital board governance for the Hispanic/Latinx community and those belonging to other underrepresented groups.
The AHHE Pipeline
Programs and ActivitiesBy joining the East Coast Chapter of AHHE, you will become an important advocate for increasing the number of Hispanic health care professionals in the U.S. health care system, thereby having a major impact in helping to improve access to health care and addressing policy issues impacting Hispanics/Latinos and other underrepresented groups. Through a variety of vehicles and programs, we have a 6-month mentorship program for undergraduate/graduate students pursuing health careers, scholarship support, advising entry-level and young professional through our Young Professional Council, engaging managers through networking with colleagues and senior healthcare leaders in our Managers Council and involving members on AHHE’s Board of Directors. Our collaborations are further enhanced with our participation in the Greater Hospital Association’s Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) for undergraduate/graduate students and through our Roundtable of Professional Hispanic Health Associations, which was first convened in 2004. The Roundtable consists of the leadership of the Association of Hispanic Healthcare Executives, the National Hispanic Medical Association, the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, the Hispanic Dental Association, the Dominican Medical Association, the Spanish American Medical Dental Association of NYS, the Latino Medical Student Association and the National Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Health. Addressing health care disparities through a diverse workforce by
- Assisting in the professional development of Hispanics in the U.S. with leadership development and mentoring programs
- Promote public awareness of Hispanic health care needs
- Serve as a resource to improve access to care for Hispanics
- Advocate for greater Hispanic representation on hospital boards of trustees, medical and health-related academia
- Gain access to influential health care executives, providing job growth and networking opportunities and creating dialogue with health care organizations across the country
- Human Resources: Free self-job postings highlighting your management/clinical positions in our monthly newsbrief and our website’s job board, speaking opportunity on community/council panels, 5-10 individual one-year memberships for employees, annual involvement as a mentor, and personal consultation with AHHE’s CEO.
- Diversity: Membership by members in either the Young Professional Council and/or the Managers Council and presentation of a nominee for a “Manager of the Year” at our Annual Awards.
- Community/Government Relations: Free posting of events on the AHHE events calendar, unlimited postings on social media platforms, i.e., Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, presenter at Annual Awards, digital distribution of partner ad twice per year in AHHE/NHCCH listserv, unlimited submission of facility promotional and consumer health information on AHHE health events calendar, advocacy/support on health issues
National and Regional PartnersGreater New York Hospital Association, Aetna, Healthfirst, Healthplex, Johnson & Johnson, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Mount Sinai Health System, NYC Health+Hospitals, Northwell Health, Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Emblem Health, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Unitedhealthcare, Montefiore Health System, NYU Health System, Corinthian IPA, National Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Health and many others.
AffiliationsWe currently serve in a variety of regional and national leadership organizations addressing Latino health, diversity in the educational pipeline, board of trustees, human resources leadership and supplier diversity in healthcare and business advocacy groups, including:
- Community Partnership to Increase Diversity in The Health Professions, New York City
- Health Professionals for Diversity Coalition, Washington, D.C.
- National Institute for Diversity in Heath Management, division of American Hospital Association (AHA) Founding Board Member, Chicago, Illinois
- National Hispanic Health Professionals Leadership Network Steering Committee Member, Washington, D.C.
- NYS Federation of Hispanic Chambers Of Commerce, New York City