Mission Statement

The Mission of the Institute for African American Health, Inc. (IAAH) is to address basic health issues affecting the African American Community, as well as all other Americans, through the following:


  • source site Improved Clinical Care
  • Architecture Dissertation Increased Public Health Education 
  • Sponsored Healthcare Forums and Symposia
  • Targeted Clinical Research
  • click here Enlightened Consumer Participation Through Health Promotion,             Disease Prevention and Health Care Cost Containment
the Vision

The Institute for African American Health, Inc. was incorporated January 5, 1993. Its founder, Dr. Joseph L. Webster, Sr., envisioned an organization that would work to bring together existing individuals, groups, and organizations in a way that would result in a more directed, effective and efficient approach to providing healthcare to the minority community. He wanted to provide the support that would better enhance the efforts of those already out there working in the fields. His vision for the Institute was not one of competing, but one of networking and focusing energies of existing efforts more clearly.



Joseph L. Webster, Sr., MD, President

follow link Harold E. Byrd, Sr., Vice President

go to link Clinton F. Byrd, Secretary/Treasurer

Brenda G. Whittenberg, PharmD, BCPP


  • *Deceased

Advisory Board


William P. Foster, Ph.D.*

LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr., MD

Garth Reaves 

Anthony Webster, Ph.D.