Who We Are

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:

  1. Providing high-quality professional development;
  2. Educating students about healthcare career choices;
  3. Educating teachers and guidance counselors about career options within the healthcare profession;
  4. Providing academic and experiential learning opportunities for students.

iHELP’s strategic goals include:

Taking 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.
Working with public and private schools that are interested in desiging and executing plans to educate African-American students about healthcare careers.

Building a network of individuals and organizations that advocate for increasing the number of African-American in healthcare at every level.