• 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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  • NHMA 22nd Annual Conference

    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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22nd Annual Conference

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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.


The Minority Health Improvement and Health Disparity Elimination Act, S. 1576

America/New York

The National Hispanic Medical Association and
The Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Coalition

The Minority Health Improvement and
Health Disparity Elimination Act, S. 1576

Host Committee
African American Health Alliance
National Medical Association
Out of Many, One Coalition
Hispanic Dental Association
National Latino Behavioral Health Association
Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum
Latino and Hispanic American Dietetic Association
Latino Caucus, American Public Health Association
National Association of Hispanic Nurses

Caya Lewis, MPH
Deputy Staff Director for Health
Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee
Office of Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA)
Chair, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions

Will Crump
Legislative Assistant for Health
Office of Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS)
Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Appropriations

Health Care Reform & Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities


Tuesday, October 20, 2009
5:15 P.M.             Welcome
Elena Rios, MD, MSPH
President & CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association

5: 30 P.M. “Health Care Reform &Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities”
Honorable Donna Christensen (VI)
Chair, Congressional Black Caucus Health Committee
Honorable Raul Grijalva (AZ)
Member, Congressional Hispanic Health Task Force
Honorable Mike Honda (CA)
Chair, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
5:45 P.M.
Lucille C. Norville Perez, MD
Former President, National Medical Association
Velma Henderson, RN, MS, CNAA, BC
Board, National Black Nurses Association
Norma Martinez Rogers, PhD, RN, FAAN
President, National Association of Hispanic Nurses
Deeana Jang, J.D.
Director of Policy, Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum,
National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians
Fredette West
Chair, Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Coalition
6:15 P.M. Q&A       (Reception Follows)
Dr Rios with Briefing Attendees:
NHMA 2009 Congressional Briefing


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