CAAHP Purpose and Mission

The Central Association of Advisors for the Health Professions has served as the voice of health professions advisors in our region for over forty years. CAAHP is an organization committed to the professional development of advisors for the health professions. We accomplish these goals by providing opportunities for sharing information and experiences, debating issues, and establishing professional relationships for the benefit of students.

CAAHP is composed of professionals from colleges and universities. We are faculty, staff, and administrators; we are full-time and part-time advisors; we advise for one profession or for the entire spectrum of health professions. Yet, we share a common bond through our roles as advisors for the health professions in the twelve-state region. This region includes the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. CAAHP is one of four regional associations that comprise the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP).

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

CAAHP is an organization committed to sharing values of diversity and inclusion in order to achieve and sustain excellence.  We firmly believe that we can best promote excellence by recruiting and retaining a diverse group of members and by creating a climate of respect that fosters equitable treatment and elimination of discrimination in all its forms at all organizational levels and throughout all programs.

 This climate for diversity, inclusion and excellence is critical to attaining the best health professions advising, service to our respective institutions, colleagues and students, and the strategic goals of this organization.

Taken together these values are recognized and supported fully by CAAHP at all levels of membership. Further, we recognize that the responsibility for excellence, diversity and inclusion lies with all of us as CAAHP members, leaders, advisors, faculty, staff, administrators, and students.

Commitment to Professional Development

Since our inception we have hosted our regional conferences in the cites listed below:

  • 2021 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • 2019 - Chicago, Illinois

  • 2017 - Des Moines, Iowa

  • 2015 - Kansas City, Missouri

  • 2013 - Detroit, Michigan

  • 2011 - Cleveland, Ohio

  • 2009 - Cincinnati, Ohio

  • 2007 - Omaha, Nebraska

  • 2005 - Indianapolis, Indiana

  • 2003 - Iowa City, Iowa

  • 2001 - St. Louis, Missouri

  • 1999 - St. Paul Minnesota

  • 1997 - Columbus, Ohio

  • 1995 - Kansas City, Missouri