33rd Annual Educational Conference

Mission Statement

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

NAHSE's purpose is to ensure greater participation of minority groups in the health field. It's 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 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 Scholarship Student Internship Community Service Projects Health Policy Impact Expanding Business Contracting Opportunities.

NAHSE - St. Louis Chapter was re-charted in 2011 and proudly serves minority healthcare professionals in the St. Louis region.

Chapter Leadership


The St. Louis Chapter of the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) has a long game – they are trying to improve health equity in the region by helping to attract, support and retain black health professionals – but, in the short term, the group has a health disparities symposium it wants the community to attend...The symposium is free and open to the public, but the 60 members of the St. Louis Chapter of NAHSE could themselves confront the crisis from just about every angle.
— Chris King, The St. Louis American
Some of the chapter’s more prominent annual events are its Health Disparities Symposium, Leadership Symposium, Administrative Fellowship Dinner and Networking socials. “We try to choose topics that everyone’s talking about, but that might need a new perspective,” says Hannah. “We can have an engaging discussion, ask the hard questions — and we hope that people have an open mind and leave with a different understanding of the topic as a whole.
— Patty Johnson, BJC Today Online
The panel, convened by the St. Louis chapter of the National Association of Health Services Executives, covered local efforts to prevent the abuse of opioid drugs — heroin, fentanyl and pain pills — as well as racial disparities in treatment. While heroin addiction in the 1970’s was seen as an issue confined to poor, black neighborhoods, the largest cohort of addicts today are young, white men. Meanwhile, public concern — and funding for prevention efforts — has ballooned.
— Durrie Bouscaren, St. Louis Public Radio

A Special Thanks to Our Institutional Members!!! 

Care STL.png