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Professional & Support Organizations

*Please note, many of these health professions-focused organizations also offer student memberships and programs, workshops, scholarships, internships, and fellowships.

Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU)

A transdisciplinary organization of clinicians, advocates, and healthcare organizations that provide healthcare for the underserved. Provides professional education, clinical tools, advocacy, patient education, training, and technical assistance.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is a nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization, providing leadership development programs and educational services to students and young emerging Latino leaders.

Interamerican College of Physicians and Surgeons

Founded in 1979; includes more than 39,000 physicians and healthcare professionals in the US and Puerto Rico. Promotes cooperation among Hispanic/Latino physicians while advancing professional and educational needs.

Medical Organization for Latino Advancement (MOLA)

We are a non-profit association of Hispanic/Latino physicians and health professionals working for career advancement, linguistic and cultural competency, personal wellness, and health equity for the good of the entire Hispanic/Latino community.

National Alliance for Hispanic Health 

The National Alliance for Hispanic Health is the premier science-based and community-driven organization that focuses on the best health for all. Community-based members provide services to more than 15 million Hispanics throughout the U.S. every year and national organization members provide services to more than 100 million people annually. They work to ensure that health incorporates the best of science, culture, and community through listening to the individual, investing in leading community based organizations, working with national partners, examining and improving the resources and systems available, and designing solutions to make health a part of each person’s life.

National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives (NAHLE)

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.

'Student Partner' membership available.

National Association of Hispanic Healthcare Executives (NAHHE)

Since 1998, the National Association of Hispanic Healthcare Executives® has been the premier leader for Hispanic/Latinos seeking to advance themselves to management and C-suite leadership positions in the healthcare and hospital sectors. This includes our formation in 2004 of the Roundtable of Professional Hispanic Health Associations to further collaborate with organizations advocating similar goals and outcomes.

NAHHE Health Professions Mentorship Program (HPMP) available.

National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA)

The mission of the organization is to empower Hispanic physicians to lead efforts to improve the health of Hispanic and other underserved populations in collaboration with Hispanic state medical societies, residents, and medical students, and other public and private sector partners. It offers Hispanic third year medical students and residents membership options which open access to internships, networking opportunities, and mentoring programs.

National Association of Hispanic Nurses

Begun in 1975; 1,275 members. Mission includes professional development, collaboration with other Hispanic/Latino healthcare providers and networking. We celebrate the culture, caring and spirit of Hispanic Nurses, the leading voice of health in our communities. Since 1975, NAHN has been the nation’s leading professional society for Latino nurses. With a growing membership in 47 local chapters, NAHN represents the voices of Latino nurses in our country.

National Association of Puerto Rican and Hispanic Social Workers

Organized in 1983; includes social workers, other human services professionals and students interested in issues that affect Puerto Rican and Hispanic/Latino communities.

National Hispanic Institute (NHI)

The National Hispanic Institute targets top Hispanics in high school and college and conducts creative leadership training to develop students’ self-marketing, networking, college planning and organizational development skills.

Northwestern University SACNAS Chapter

SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists—from college students to professionals—to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science.


The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

Founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the city of Los Angeles. Their objective was to form a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community.
The concept of Networking was the key basis for the organization. SHPE quickly established two student chapters to begin the network that would grow to encompass the nation as well as reach countries outside the United States. Today, SHPE enjoys a strong but independent network of professional and student chapters throughout the nation.


Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science

For more than 37 years, SACNAS has worked to improve and expand opportunities for minorities in scientific industries and academia. Includes graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) 

Organized in 1974; now the largest Hispanic/Latino engineering and science organization. Offers professional development and networking to 8,000 members in 43 professional chapters; 240 student chapters.

Society of Latino Engineers and Scientists

Founded in 1974. Open to all Hispanics/Latinos in technical and scientific fields; chapters throughout the US. MAES is truly a familia that will help you become an exemplary leader within your community. You will never feel intimidated to speak to our professionals or to ask questions from any of our volunteer-based leadership team. We exist because of students and professionals like you. Get started on officially joining our MAES familia!