• 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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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.


QA Video

Lana Video

Prevention Priorities to Reduce Health Disparities and Costs Video

Prevention Priorities to Reduce Health Disparities and Costs

NHMA on October 12, 2011 provide individuals in the DC area a chance to listen to key people on the Prevention Priorities to Reduce Health Disparities and Costs. Please see below for the video on the event, speakers biographies and power point presentations, and agenda.

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For bios and power points, click the links below
  • Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA 34)      Bio
  • Dr. Mary Beth Bigley:                                                      Bio     PowerPoint
  • Angela Reimer:                                                              Bio     PowerPoint
  • Dr. Eduardo Sanchez:                                                   Bio     PowerPoint
  • Dr. Donna Spruijt-Metz:                                                 Bio     PowerPoint
  • Dr. Elena Rios:                                                               Bio     PowerPoint

Health Disparities and the Economy: the Key to Reducing Costs in America


America/New York

“Health Disparities and the Economy: the Key to Reducing Costs in America”

Senate Hart Office Building, Rm. SH-902
Washington, DC
Tuesday, June 24, 2008


12:00-12: 20 P.M. Gallery Showcasing National Healthcare Reform/Health Disparity Efforts

12:20 P.M. Welcome
Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, President & CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association
Fredette West, MGA, Racial & Ethnic Health Disparities Coalition
Gary Pelletier, Director, Helpful Answers, Pfizer

12:45 P.M. Honorable John Dingell (MI), Chair, Committee on Energy and Commerce
Honorable Frank J. Pallone Jr. (NJ), Chair, Subcommittee on Health, House Energy and Commerce Committee
Honorable Donna Christensen (VI), Chair, Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust
Honorable Hilda Solis (CA), Chair, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Task Force on Health and the Environment
Honorable Madeleine Z. Bordallo (GU), Chair, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Healthcare Task Force
Honorable Jesse Jackson Jr. (IL), Member, House Committee on
Appropriations, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and
Related Agencies

1:15 P.M. National Minority Health Associations/Organizations
Nelson Adams, MD, President, National Medical Association
Gerald Hill, MD, President, Association of American Indian Physicians
Robert Wah, MD, Member, Board of Trustees, American Medical Association
Ho L. Tran, MD, MPH, President, The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
Dexter Louie, MD, MPA, National Council on Asian American & Pacific Islanders
Carmen Ramirez, PhD, RN, National Association of Hispanic Nurses
Debra Toney, PhD, RN, MS, President, National Black Nurses Association

1:45 P.M. Questions & Answers


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