Research & Resources

Gender and Race/Ethnicity Studies

ACHE conducts recurring studies examining career attainments in healthcare management by gender and race/ethnicity. This page includes a list of these papers with brief descriptions, executive summaries and full text.

A Comparison of the Career Attainments of Men and Women Healthcare Executives: 2012
Executive Summary (PDF) or Complete Report (PDF)
This is the fifth report in a series of research surveys designed to compare the career attainments of men and women healthcare executives. Each report is based on a survey conducted every five or six years by ACHE using samples of members.

A Race/Ethnic Comparison of Career Attainments in Healthcare Management: 2008
Executive Summary (PDF) or Complete Report (PDF)
A 1992 joint study by ACHE and the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE), whose membership is predominantly black, compared the career attainments of their members. Follow-up studies were conducted in 1997 and 2002. The study groups were broadened to include Hispanic and Asian healthcare executives. Sponsorship was correspondingly enlarged to include the Institute for Diversity in Health Management, the National Forum for Latino Healthcare Executives and the Asian Health Care Leaders Association. The central objective of this fourth cross-sectional study is to determine if the racial/ethnic disparities in healthcare management careers have narrowed.

A Comparison of the Career Attainments of Men and Women Healthcare Executives: 2006
Executive Summary (PDF); Complete Report (PDF); and Additional Details
This is the fourth report in a series of research surveys designed to compare the career attainments of men and women healthcare executives. Each report is based on a survey conducted every five or six years by ACHE using samples of members.

A Race/Ethnic Comparison of Career Attainments in Healthcare Management: 2002
Executive Summary (PDF); Complete Report (PDF); and Recommendations (PDF)
This third cross-sectional study compares the career attainments of five racial/ethnic groups of healthcare executives: Blacks, Whites, Latinos, Asians and Native Americans. In addition, comparisons between this study and the two previous studies conducted in 1992 and 1997 are presented.


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