• Welcome to NHMA

    Established in 1994 in Washington, DC, the National Hispanic Medical Association is a non-profit association representing the interests of 50,000 licensed Hispanic physicians in the United States. NHMA is dedicated to empowering Hispanic physicians to be leaders who will help eliminate health disparities and improve the health of Hispanics. NHMA's vision is to be the national leader to improve the health of Hispanic populations.
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    Gaylord National Harbor Hotel, Washington, DC area : We also invite government agencies, health industry, corporate and non profit health experts to becoming a Sponsor and to provide a Career Exhibit for our health professionals and students and medical residents.
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  • National Hispanic Health Foundation

    The National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF), a 501c3 organization, was established in 1994 as the philanthropic branch of the National Hispanic Medical Association. The mission of NHHF is to improve the health of Hispanics and other underserved.
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Consensus Summit on Building Diversity in Medicine and Research Report

As a part of an ongoing commitment to promote health care equity and quality, the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) convened a meeting of national experts to the Consensus Summit on Building Diversity in Medicine and Research, on January 29, 2015 at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.  National leaders for underrepresented populations in science and medicine discussed their best ideas and practices for improving representation; established recommendations, and formulated a direction and consensus statements, with the aim to build diversity in medicine and research in the U.S. not sure about the wording:  Link here to the Summit Final Report.

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NHMA White Paper: NHMA Produced a white paper entitled: “An Examination of Minority Populations and the Dental Service Organization Model in the US," which examines dental access among minority & low -income populations.

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 Introducing the NHMA Endorsed Employee Benefits Program: NHMA is excited to respond to the needs of its member physicians and supporters by offering our new NHMA Endorsed Employee Benefits Program.  The program offers access to quality health plans and valuable supplemental insurance and business products for NHMA physicians, members and their staff. Click here for more information. 

NHMA's "CALL TO ACTION" against GOP Health Care Bill to Repeal ACA  (The Skinny Bill) : NHMA advocates for health reform that includes access to affordable healthcare insurance for all and Medicaid expansion and subsidies and cost sharing for insurance plans. Call the Capitol Operator at (202) 224-3121 to tell Senators to Vote No to Replace ACA TODAY July 27, 2017.

Trump Administration Nominations - See Plum Book for political positions for Trump Administration - full time and part time Boards. Send in your Letter of Interest and CV to NHMA Health Professional Appointment Project to nhma@nhmamd.org

NHMA Cardiovascular Disease and Hispanics Leadership Summit Series, 2017 -  Caruso Catholic Center, USC, Los Angeles, CA - August 17th. Health & community leaders invited. We invite community leaders and health professionals - All day summits followed by Region Networking Receptions from 4:30 - 7:30 pm. RSVP to Pedro Montenegro at pmontenegro@nhmamd.org

NHMA Region Policy Forums and Receptions  SAVE THE DATES: Sept thru Nov - Washington, DC - Sept.7, Los Angeles - Sept. 19, NYC - Oct 5, Atlanta Oct. 19, Chicago, Nov. 11, San Antonio - TBD. Speakers include US DHHS Region Directors and healthcare private sector leaders.

NHHF Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Galas - honoring key leaders as well as the scholars - New York Academy of Medicine, NY, Nov. 30 and Millenium Biltmore Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles, CA, Dec. 14 - with Health Professional/Student Job Fair at 5:30 - 6:30 pm in LA only.



April 2017

Repeal and Replace ACA Agenda is back...President Trump is interested now in negotiating with the Freedom Caucus of the Congress and the Democrats about health insurance reform prior to starting the debate on Tax Reform. The ACA Repeal could include $1Trillion in taxes (individual and employer taxes, subsidies) that would be saved to the detriment of Latino and other working people's health without replacement.
NHMA ADVOCACY Call to Action
See www.nhmamd.org for the NHMA Calls to Action – Call your Congressman and Senator to advocate for better health for Latinos:

Call for Repeal and Replace ACA ---and to also call to preserve access for essential benefits, prevention, Medicaid and health insurance subsidies for the middle clas.s

  NHMA advocacy regarding Hispanic Serving Institutions (2 year colleges or state colleges) adding counseling about pathways to apply to medical school and other health professions schools has been discussed by Congress staff to be expanded to other terminal degree schools. Increasing the horizons of college students!
  NHMA is supporting efforts to save the Offices of Minority Health at the US Department of Health and Human Services - letter of support was sent to Secretary of HHS Dr. Price along with the National Medical Association and the National Council of Asian American and Pacific Islander Physicians and the Association of American Indian Physicians in Feb. 2017. NHMA will highlight the OMH Leadership efforts at our Annual Conference and Capitol Hill Visits on May 5th.

NHMA 21st Annual Conference: “Trabajando Juntos: Integrated Healthcare for Hispanics,” Gaylord National Harbor Hotel, Maryland, May 4-7, 2017  

NHMA Board of Directors and its Conference Planning Committee invite you to join a very unique network of Hispanic healthcare providers, government and corporate leaders to share and learn about challenges and opportunities to improve the health of our patients and communities.    

May 4th                                                                                                                                                      
Opening Reception 5:30 – 7:30 pm following the PreConference Meetings:
  - Research Career Training for Residents, Fellows and Junior Faculty                                                    - NHHF Hispanic Patient-Centered Health Research Training Institute 

May 5th 
Breakfast on Malnutrition and Elderly (Sarcopenia and Hispanics); 
Capitol Hill VisitsFederal Leadership Plenary Session with Secretary Price, HHS and Offices of Minority Health - OS, CMS, FDA priorities; Private Sector Leadership with Deputy Mayor of NYC, Dr. Herminia Palacio and Immigrant Health Issues; Networking  Lunch/Reception in Exhibit Hall
Dinner Meeting on Holistic Cancer Care – with CTCA (RSVPs required from physicians who care for cancer patients) and Dinner on Adult ADHD among Latinos 

May 6th 
Breakfast on HIV Aids and Latinos supported by Gilead Sciences/Haymarket Media
Breakfast on Access to Healthcare Policies supported by Pfizer Inc
Plenary Session with National Medical Leaders (AMA, AAFP, ACP, NMA, NCAPIP); 
Lunch with Dr. Donna ShalalaTrustee and Faculty, University of Miami: Priorities for Healthcare
NHMA Hispanic Leadership Awards Gala and Dance – honoring leaders in healthcare with Keynote Speaker Dr. Dara Richardson Heron, Chief Engagement Officer, All of Us Research Program, NIH.
May 7th 
Breakfast Leadership Institute – Executive Leadership opportunities for our Hispanic health professional orgs and Medical Societies and individual leaders - White House Office of Personnel (Invited), Dr. Mullen, HHS Principal Assistant Deputy Director, and National Association of Corporate Directors to discuss preparing for corporate board participation. 
SPONSORS, EXHIBITORS, Conference Registration --- see www.NHMAmd.org
NHMA Health Communications Campaigns  Flu Vaccine for Latinos - Physician Tool Kit supported by ASTHO; HIV Testing and Education – ACTING AGAINST AIDS  to your patients – supported by CDC  For more informationclick here
Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative
The Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative is designed to help clinicians achieve large-scale health transformation. The initiative is designed to support more than 140,000 clinician practices over the next four years in sharing, adapting and further developing their comprehensive quality improvement strategies. The initiative is one part of a strategy advanced by the Affordable Care Act to strengthen the quality of patient care and spend health care dollars more wisely. It aligns with the criteria for innovative models set forth in the Affordable Care Act:
  • Promoting broad payment and practice reform in primary care and specialty care,
  • Promoting care coordination between providers of services and suppliers,
  • Establishing community-based health teams to support chronic care management, and
  • Promoting improved quality and reduced cost by developing a collaborative of institutions that support practice transformation.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched on June 10, 2016 the second round of the Support and Alignment Networks under the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI). More information can be found in the Support and Alignment Networks 2.0 section below.
NHMA Doctors-To take advantage of this opportunity, go to http://bit.ly/1RqHMSh to enroll in free consult today!

NHHF Patient-Engaged Hispanic Health Research Mentorship Program – thank you to our first class of Senior Faculty Mentors, Junior Faculty Mentees and our Advisory Board. The NHHF held the third successful Webinar on "Funding for Research" from two of our Advisors – Dr. Ruth Zambrana of University of Maryland Dept of Women’s Studies, Chairwoman, and Dr. Bonnie Maldonado of Stanford Medical School, and Shivonne Laird, PCORI. We look forward to advancing the mentees’ careers.  

NHMA Cardiovascular Disease and Hispanics Leadership Summit Series – Join healthcare and community leaders at all day summits to hear from experts and develop our NHMA policy recommendations on Access and Prevention and Education of Health Professionals:  Austin- April 18th, NYC – June 27th,  Los Angeles  -August 17th – seeking healthcare and community leaders to participate to develop Health Access for Latinos with heart disease.
  • Minerva Campos, MD participated at the MS Coalition in Washington, DC
  • Elena Rios, MD spoke at the National Caregiving Association Conference in Chicago, IL and joined the Defeat Malnutrition Coalition
  • NHMA participated in the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda advocacy for Health and Environment policies
  • Kathy Flores, MD and Judy Flores, MD spoke at the LMSA West (SF)and NE (NY) Conferences
  • Minerva Romero Arenas, MD coordinated resident panels and exhibit to join NHMA at the LMSA Conferences
  • Sam Arce, MD is nominated to the AMA Minority Affairs Section, representing NHMA
  • Nellie Correa, MD and Ana Maria Lopez, MD meeting on a future NHMA Journal
  • Thanks to other members representing NHMA at meetings, conferences this past month!

JOIN NHMA TODAY and have the opportunity to participate in the NHMA Board of Directors Committees: Membership, Development, Communications, and Programs Committees that meet by phone quarterly to provide guidance to the CEO.  In addition, your membership will allow you to Network with our members and participate with our programs.  Go to www.nhmamd.org

Institutional Memberships available for nonprofits - medical schools, residency programs, hospitals and clinics interested in improving Hispanic health.



National Minority Health Month 2017 highlights community-level efforts 
to help end health disparities


On April 1, 2017, the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) will launch the annual observance of National Minority Health Month. The theme this year, Bridging Health Equity Across Communities, emphasizes the collaborative, community-level work being done across the nation to help achieve health equity.


During National Minority Health Month 2017, the HHS OMH will highlight partner initiatives in communities that address the indirect conditions that affect health, also known as social determinants of health. The conditions in the places where people are born, grow, live, work, play, learn, and age have significant impact on the health outcomes of individuals, families, and their communities.


Organizations can also support efforts to help reduce health disparities by participating in the HHS OMH Health Equity Thunderclap on April 28.


Health disparities among racial and ethnic minority populations—or the differences in health, health care and well-being—have a detrimental effect on our nation and our communities. In the United States, it has been estimated that the combined cost of health disparities and subsequent deaths among racial and ethnic minorities due to inadequate and/or inequitable care is $1.24 trillion. Healthier communities mean lower health care costs, which translate into a stronger economy and a more productive, competitive America. 


HHS OMH granteesfederal agenciesand other partners are driving the community-level efforts to close the gap on disparities in health and health care. Innovative programs and initiatives, combined with an understanding of the social determinants of health that impact the health of local communities, are moving our country toward being a nation free from disparities in health and health care.


The HHS OMH is the lead agency for improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs to help eliminate health disparities. Achieving a nation free of disparities in health and health care requires a focus on equity in all policies as a means of addressing the social determinants of health. Through the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparitiesthe HHS OMH helps implement cross-sectoral efforts that are crucial for the health of our increasingly diverse nation.


Collaboration between organizations that make high quality education, safe neighborhoods, quality housing, reliable transportation, clean surroundings, nutritious food, and stable employment available to all Americans is key to helping end health disparities.


The HHS OMH invites partners of all sectors to join efforts in helping communities achieve their full potential for health. Visit the National Minority Health Month website to obtain promotional materials, share information on your activities and events, and sign up for OMH updates.

Resources on ADHD for Spanish Speakers

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects between 5-11% of the population, and 60% of children diagnosed with ADHD develop comorbid conditions (anxiety, depression, bipolar, etc.) by adulthood.  Did you know that the extensive resources on ADHD developed by CHADD’s National Resource Center on ADHD (funded by CDC) include resources available in Spanish?  See Recursos en Español(http://www.chadd.org/Understanding-ADHD/Recursos-en-español.aspx).

In addition, that page currently includes four factsheets in Spanish that are helpful for parents of children with ADHD, teachers, and adults with ADHD. These include:

  • Preschoolers and ADHD (Los niños en edad preescolar y el TDAH)
  • Psychosocial Treatments for Children and Adolescents with ADHD (Tratamiento sicosocial para niños y adolescentes con TDAH)
  • Educational Rights for Children with ADHD in Public Schools  (Derechos educativos para niños con TDAH en escuelas públicas)
  • Diagnosis of ADHD in Adults (Diagnóstico del TDAH en adultos)

You can find these and other resources at Recursos en Español, including Ask the Expert videos featuring F. Xavier Castellanos, MD (El Déficit atencional [TDAH] en niños y adolescentes: Implicaciones clínicas) and Jose Bauermeister, PhD (Comprendiendo y Ayudando a Nuestros Niños y Niñas con Déficit de Atención). 

CHADD’s NRC also provides an information and referral helpline Monday through Friday, 1 PM to 5 PM ET. You can call 800-233-4050 and press 2 to reach our Spanish-speaking ADHD Health Information Specialist, who can answer your or your patients’ questions.

The CHADD website also has a button for translating all its content into Spanish.  You or your patients can participate in our online community, Attention Connection, to discuss ADHD-related topics: Your patients can post questions, start discussions, and share ideas with other people affected by ADHD.

Call, or visit http://www.chadd.org/Understanding-ADHD/Recursos-en-español.aspx to start finding information on ADHD, and to access Spanish-language resources.

Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Business Expo

Get Connected with Minority Business Leaders in the Greater Washington Area! The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GWHCC), named Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of the Year by the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, is holding its 8th annual signature Business Expo on April 18, 2017. Having focused on Latino businesses in the past, this year’s event is expanding its focus to include minority businesses collectively, making this the first-ever Annual Minority Business Expo of its kind in the DC-area. We hope to see you there for a day of connecting with brilliant business owners, attending informative seminars, receiving 1-on-1 guidance about your business, and more – all for free! Click here to learn more: https://form.jotform.com/70367837222155 and follow us on Twitter (@GWHCC).





The PRIDE Summer Institute Program in Cardiovascular Genetics and Epidemiology to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research is now accepting applications for July 5-26, 2017 at Washington University in St Louis, MO. 


Eligible applicants are junior-level faculty or scientists with a background that is under-represented in the biomedical or health sciences, and are United States Citizens or Permanent Residents. Research interests should be compatible with those of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, blood, and sleep (HLBS) disorders.


The Summer Institute is designed to prepare the participants to work at the interface of cardiovascular genetics, epidemiology, bioinformatics, cardiovascular disease, and other heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders. 



Full- Time Regular Faculty/Assistant Professor
The Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Molecular Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University seeks a full-time regular faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor on the non-tenure eligible Clinician Educator Track to begin Spring/Summer of 2017.  Applicants must have an M.D., or equivalent degree and must be board certified in Endocrinology.  Applicants for this track will contribute to the Division by providing direct inpatient and outpatient care and consultation.  Division faculty are also expected to teach graduate students and provide leadership and mentoring to our Endocrinology Fellowship Program.   Salary is commensurate with experience. The start date is negotiable. The position will remain open until filled.

Send CV referencing search # 30899 to: 
Joseph Bass, MD, PhD,
Chief Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Molecular Medicine,
Northwestern University,
303 East Superior Street, Lurie 7-107
Chicago, Illinois 60611-2951
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.


Director, Center for Health Policy and Programs
New York Academy of Medicine


The Director of the Center for Health Policy and Programs (CHPP) will provide strategic leadership by shaping and advancing the Center’s public policy agenda and thought leadership, both within the Academy and externally, and provide oversight and management of the Center, the largest department within the Academy’s Institute for Urban Health. The Director works closely with the Executive Vice President to identify and promote solutions to advance the health of people in cities through evidence-based policies and programs that address the broader determinants of health.


While no one candidate will embody all the qualifications enumerated below, the ideal candidate will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes and experiences:
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in health care, public health, or health policy, including at least five years of progressively senior management experience;
  • Graduate degree (MA, MPH, PhD, DrPH, MPA, MBA, or MD) with a focus on public health, public policy/administration, health care, or related field;
  • Sophisticated knowledge of urban health with a strong preference toward candidates with knowledge and connections in New York City and State;
  • Passion for improving lives through advancing evidence-based policy change and building strong and diverse collaborative relationships across a wide variety of stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated management and program development experience that effectively foster a strong team environment internally and opportunities for program innovation across the Academy and externally;
  • Proven experience in legislative advocacy, health policy development, and/or practice and policy research;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills is a must (writing samples may be requested);
  • Maturity and gravitas to effectively build relationships with internal and external stakeholders and the ability to share the spotlight and highlight the accomplishments of the team;
  • Demonstrated interest in and commitment to the Academy's mission and current priority areas;
  • Impeccable integrity and sensitivity to conflicts of interest; good judgment on public relations matters;
  • Experience with fundraising, business development, proposal writing and commitment to continually develop those skills within the team;
  • Demonstrated networking/partnership-building skills; experience working with diverse populations and leading diverse teams;
  • Core commitment to the Academy’s values of integrity, equity, heritage, community, evidence-based, collaboration, and diversity in all aspects of one’s work and the humor and humility to instill those values across the organization;
  • Willingness to travel up to 20% of the time.
More information about the New York Academy of Medicine may be found at: http://nyam.org/
Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), salary history, and where you learned of the position should be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.
The New York Academy of Medicine is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


American Board of Medical Specialties 
President and Chief Executive Officer
Candidates must be a physician, ABMS Member Board certified, and current in Maintenance of Certification (MOC). They must have demonstrated success in leadership and effective management of a significant operation, including a record of fostering inclusivity and promoting diversity at all levels of their organizations. They must have an understanding of current and future trends in physician assessment and certification and be familiar with and comfortable in the world of health policy and legislative affairs. They must believe in the importance of high quality professional self-regulation and will ideally have worked with
medical specialty governing boards and/or medical and specialty societies. They should have an appreciation for emerging technologies and their impact on and application to the practice of medicine as well as health care assessment. They should have financial and budgetary acumen as well as the ability to listen to and engage people toward common goals. Strong candidates will be proven as leaders in complex matrix environments, with demonstrated success in implementing challenging initiatives. They will be passionate and inspiring spokespeople for the value of medical education and professional development to the improvement of patient care outcomes.
Individuals considering a candidacy should be colla


Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae and a letter of application.
Materials should preferably be sent via e-mail to the ABMS search consultants: Dr. Richard von Rueden, Dr. Jonathan Fortescue, and Kyle Meingast of Park Square Executive Search, via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Mailed documents can be sent to Park Square Executive Search, 125 Summer Street, 18th Floor, Boston, MA 02110. Phone: 617-401-2991.





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1) NHHF Health Professional Student Scholarship
2) PCORI Hispanic Health Research Mentoring Program
3) Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative.
4) NHMA Leadership Fellowship.
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