The National Alliance against Disparities in Patient Health (NADPH) operates through a National partnership ecosystem that spans Government, Academic, Nonprofit, and Industry allies.



[Left to Right] Dr. Paulette Dillard, President of Shaw University; Tammy Shepherd, Director of Community Outreach, NADPH; Congresswoman Alma Adams; (back row) Dr. Alex Carlisle, Founder/Chair/CEO, NADPH


In addition to its core team NADPH draws from a very strong and rich ecosystem of partners from the following areas:

  • Universities & Non-Profit Research Centers
  • Leading Hospitals & Academic Medical Centers
  • Life Science & Health Technology Companies
  • Cybersecurity & IT Companies
  • Patient Advocacy & Health Policy Organizations
  • Government Services Firms


NADPH works with organizations that actively endorse our goal of eliminating health disparities, enhancing health outcomes, and cutting down healthcare expenses, like these ecosystem partners:


Both NADPH and the US Space and Rocket Center were speakers at the HBCUgrow LEAD Conference at Shaw University. Both partners saw like interests and the US Space and Rocket Center invited Dr. Alex Carlisle to speak at the AI Symposium in Huntsville, AL on implicit bias. 

[Left to Right] Tammy Shepherd, Director of Community Outreach, NADPH; Greg Fasking, VP & CMO, US Space & Rocket Center


We're thrilled to announce our new partnership with vitalink®. This collaboration is set to amplify our mission by extending the reach of our programs and amplifying our efforts to foster engagement with underrepresented communities. Together, we're committed to overcoming health disparities and championing a healthcare system that serves everyone equitably. Click to learn more


We are also pleased to announce an expanded partnership with HBCUgrow and the LEAD Conference to be hosted at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama this November 12, 2024. 




"A study cited by the National Academy of Medicine found that medical care itself only accounted for 10–20% of the contributors to people’s health outcomes.


By contrast, the many social determinants of health play a much bigger role in influencing a person’s health, making up 80–90% of the contributing factors."

"Health is a fundamental human right. Health equity is achieved when everyone can attain their full potential for health and well-being.


Health and health equity are determined by the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, play and age, as well as biological determinants."



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