Who We Are

Founded in 2016 by Dr. Annie J. Daniel, 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 health professionals, educators, leaders, and practitioners. iHELP achieves its mission in the following ways:

  1. Outreach programs in K-12 through professional education levels;
  2. Providing mentoring programs to support students aspiring to become health professionals;
  3. Providing high-quality professional development;
  4. Educating students about health career choices;
  5. Educating teachers and guidance counselors about career options within the healthcare profession;
  6. Providing academic and experiential learning opportunities for students;
  7. Providing scholarships and support.

iHELP’s strategic goals include:

Taking steps to redress the underrepresentation of Black people in healthcare educational programs, leadership, and health professions through advocacy, education, and training specifically tailored for Black pre-K through 12 students, undergraduate, and partnering with HBCU pre-health undergraduates.
Working with public and private schools that are interested in designing 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 Black people in healthcare professions at every level.