ACHE Collaborators

Association of University Programs in Health Administration

The Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) is a global network of colleges, universities, faculty, individuals and organizations dedicated to the improvement of health and healthcare delivery through excellence in healthcare management and policy education. Its mission is to foster excellence and drive innovation in health management and policy education, and promote the value of university-based management education for leadership roles in the health sector. It is the only non-profit entity of its kind that works to improve the delivery of health services – and thus the health of citizens – throughout the world by educating professional managers. AUPHA’s membership includes the premier baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degree programs in health administration education in the United States, Canada, and around the world. Its faculty and individual members represent more than 300 colleges and universities.

Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education

Since 1968, CAHME serves the public interest by advancing the quality of healthcare management education globally. 124 leading academic programs are accredited. Leading healthcare executives and academics work to set the criteria and standards necessary to better prepare graduates for leadership in healthcare. The result is a formal rigorous academic education focusing on key competencies, plus practical experiences. This enables new graduates to quickly add value to an organization and grow into future leaders. CAHME is the only organization recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation to grant accreditation to individual academic programs offering a professional master’s degree in healthcare management education. Visit for more information.

National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives

The National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives is a national organization led by Latino/Latina executive leaders of U.S. hospitals and healthcare organizations and experts in the fields of health care policy and practice. NALHE was founded in 2005 to increase senior-level Latino/Latina representation in hospitals and health systems in the United States. Our goal is to create a future workforce of highly talented Latino/Latina healthcare executives who can meet the challenge of delivering and improving healthcare in our diverse communities. Since 2005, we have succeeded on many fronts, including:

  • Membership Growth
  • Launch of NALHE’s Leadership Incubator and Care Transformation Initiatives
  • Gaining sponsorships and partnerships from major healthcare organizations
  • Establishing formal collaboration with the American College of Healthcare Executives, Hospital Association/Institute for Diversity, Genentech, WittKieffer and others
  • Being recognized by “Modern Healthcare” for leadership excellence, including naming two Board members to the “Top 25 Minority Executives” and two Board members as “Up & Comers” NALHE’s Signature Annual Leadership Summit event.

National Association of Health Services Executives

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 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.

The Carol Emmott Foundation

The Carol Emmott Foundation is a national nonprofit dedicated to achieving fully inclusive gender equity in healthcare leadership and governance. The Foundation comprises two side-by-side programs: The Equity Collaborative and the Carol Emmott Fellowship. The Collaborative and the Fellowship work synergistically to pave a path for highly accomplished women leaders in health and their institutions to realize gender equity in the health profession. While the Fellowship develops the leadership capacity and expands visibility of individual women leaders in health, the Collaborative works at a systemic level to positively impact organization policies and cultures with respect to equity throughout the organization.

VHA Graduate Healthcare Administration Training Program

Current Trainees in VHA’s Graduate Healthcare Administration Training Program (GHATP) discuss their experiences, talk about their final projects, and the program in general as graduation approaches.