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About Us

Learn More About NAHSE Indy

The National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) is a non-profit association of Black health care professionals founded in 1968 for the purpose of promoting the advancement and development of Black health care leaders, and elevating the quality of health care services rendered to minority and underserved communities.

 

NAHSE’s purpose is to ensure greater participation of minority groups in the health field. Its basic objective is to develop and maintain a strong viable national body to more effectively have input in the national health care delivery system. It has provided a vehicle for Blacks to effectively participate in the design, direction and delivery of quality health care to all people.

NAHSE Indy proudly exists for all individuals who support the ideals of equitable access to healthcare for all communities along with cultivating an inclusive healthcare workforce where leaders and clinicians of all backgrounds and beliefs are able to contribute and thrive.

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Our Vision

NAHSE will be recognized globally as the premier professional membership society for Blacks in health care management. NAHSE strives to improve the health status, economic opportunities and educational advancement of the communities we serve. NAHSE is committed to the Association goals by providing: Professional Programs/Workshops, Educational Programs, A Job Bank, Mentoring Program, Scholarships, Fellowship Opportunities, Community Service Projects, Health Policy, and Expanding Business Contracting Opportunities.

Our Chapter History

Indiana has a rich healthcare landscape with hospitals, healthcare systems, and health-focused organizations as well as universities training healthcare professionals at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate level. However, Indiana consistently ranks as one of the unhealthiest states and the disparities among Black communities are substantial. Recognizing that diverse collaboration is integral to progress, a cross-organizational assembly of leaders established a statewide chapter of NAHSE after garnering support from Founding Sponsors (link to sponsorship tab). 

 

The NAHSE Indy Chapter aims to improve health outcomes and quality of life for Black Hoosiers, provide targeted professional development, generate a pipeline of local Black talent, and mobilize leaders to address gaps both inside and outside of the hospital walls. Programs and priorities for NAHSE Indy will be organized around three pillars: Inform, Inspire, and Innovate.

Our Founding Sponsors

NAHSE Indy’s Founding Sponsors share a desire for the change reflected in NAHSE’s mission and a commitment to catalyzing it through financial investment and strategic guidance. Founding Sponsors provide the highest level of support, which helps to enhance chapter offerings, cultivate engagement among members, and expand the reach of chapter initiatives to optimize community impact. NAHSE Indy is incredibly grateful to our Founding Sponsors.

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Chapter Leadership

Our Leadership

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President's Welcome

Welcome to the NAHSE Indy Chapter! I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve as President for the 2023-2025 term with the responsibility to continue the impactful work this chapter has done over the past couple of years. Indiana is a unique market--home to statewide and worldwide health care giants and the largest medical school in the country through which we will continue to partner and elevate the NAHSE mission.

NAHSE Indy will deliver interactive and educational programming, intentional corporate partnerships, and insightful communications for members, sponsors, and the community at large shaped around the
pillars of Information, Inspiration, and Innovation.

 

The following strategic priorities will guide our work and plans for the future to ensure optimal impact:

  • Highlighting a diverse talent pipeline and advocating for representative healthcare workforce
    and leadership

  • Professional and network development for Black healthcare professionals and clinical workforce

  • Advocating for the focus on and elimination of healthcare disparities


As we emerge from the pandemic, through which deep healthcare disparities were exposed alongside political and racial unrest, and shift into a war on diversity, equity and inclusion, the NAHSE Indy Chapter will serve as a continued voice, source of truth, and talent pipeline for organizations committed to change.


I encourage you to get involved with our chapter and help us continue to drive our mission forward. Please fill out our “contact us” form below to learn more.

I want to thank my dedicated Executive Board through which all things happen! Your commitment to our organization allows us to do the work that matters and makes a difference.

Thank you to our generous and dedicated sponsors for your support and commitment to the success of our chapter! Because of you, we are able to expand our presence and host comprehensive programming.

Again, welcome to the NAHSE Indy and greater NAHSE Family! We’re so happy to have you here and look forward to supporting you throughout your professional journey.

All the best,

Jalynn Evans

President, NAHSE Indy Chapter

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