Institute for Healthcare Education Leadership and Professionals

Overview:


Founded in 2016, the Institute for Healthcare Education Leadership and Professionals (iHELP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works to increase the number of Black healthcare educators, leaders, and practitioners. iHELP achieves it’s mission in the following ways:

Providing high-quality professional development

Educating students about healthcare career choices

Educating teachers and guidance counselors about career options within the healthcare profession
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Providing academic and experiential learning opportunities for students.

Strategic Goals:

Take steps to redress the underrepresentation of Blacks in healthcare educational programs, leadership, and practice through advocacy, education, and training specifically tailored for Black pre-K through 12 students and HBCU pre-healthcare undergraduates.

Work with public and private schools that are interested in designing and executing plans to educate Black students about healthcare careers.

Build a network of individuals and organizations that advocate for increasing the number of Blacks in healthcare at every level.