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The National Society of Allied Health (NSAH) is a membership organization of historically black colleges and universities with schools or programs in allied health. It was established in 1974 by four African American academic leaders in allied health and nursing who were unable to access membership in majority associations. This 501 © 3 organization is committed to improving the health status of African Americans and economically disadvantaged populations through research, education, employment, and community services. Meetings are held annually where faculty, students and clinicians share best practices for addressing health disparities, education and practice.

Membership comprises nearly one-hundred faculty, students and clinicians. As a voluntary group, NSAH approves its leadership through majority vote that includes a president, executive director, secretary, treasurer and board of directors. During its three decades of existence, many organizational members have become university presidents, provosts, deans, chairpersons and other leaders in the health care community. The organization produces a publication, titled, “The Journal of the National Society of Allied Health” and it is published annually.

President's Welcome

I welcome you to the official website of the National Society of Allied Health. We are a constituent organization of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with schools and/or programs in allied health. Our primary aim is to serve as the voice for African Americans and others who are allied health faculty, students and clinicians who desire to address the health needs of under-served communities. We accomplish our purpose through leadership development, publications and through building alliances with organizations that share a similar focus.

-Mary Simmons, RRT, MPH, Ph.D.

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The National Society of Allied Health (NSAH) is the official voice for Historically Black Colleges and Universities with schools or programs of allied health, providing a forum for faculty, students, and practitioner development.

The NSAH connects you with colleagues for communication and collaboration in identifying career opportunities, conducting scholarly activities, and planning health promotion and prevention activities that impact the African American community.

Questions? Want to learn more about us?  Feel free to reach us by email, telephone or use our ‘Contact Us’ form to drop us a line.  We will be sure to follow up with you at our earliest convenience.