• 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 - May 4-7, 2017: 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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Monthly NHMA Newsletter submitted by Dr. Elena Rios


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Help Victims in Puerto Rico and  Mexico

Hurricane Maria and Earthquake have brought devastating destruction to Puerto Rico and Mexico. As an organization based on helping the Hispanic community, we ask that our members look at some of the following ways to help the victims of these tragedies. 



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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  : This week, the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Bill was introduced in the Senate as a last effort to Repeal the ACA this year. NHMA is not in favor of this 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. We must move forward to improve health reform policy that includes Essential Beneifits, health care professional diversity, leadership development and the support for the Offices of Minority Health at the US HHS agencies. Go to Government Affairs for Call to Action for more details and to Call your Senator TODAY.

NHMA Conference - Mar. 22-25, 2018, Washington, DC  - We are seeking Speakers Abstracts - till Sept. 30th; Sponsors; Exhibitors to Share Career Opportunities for physicians and health professionals; and Loan Repayment programs, Masters programs for policy, public health, business for medical students; Financial planning and Technology for physicians and medical students.  See Conference page on this website.

Research Training Programs - NHHF PCORI Program - seeking Jr Faculty Mentees and Sr Faculty Mentors - includes webinars and 2 day training at NHMA Conference on Mar. 21-22

                                                    NIDDK Program seeking Residents for one day training at NHMA Conference on Mar. 22

NHMA College Scholars Program - Conferences for College PreHealth Students - Los Angeles (TBD), San Antonio (TBD), Washington, DC (Mar. 24, 2018) - We are seeking Mentors - medical, nursing, public health, dental students who will meet at least once per month with a college student.

NHMA Medical School Liaison Program - We are seeking NHMA members to meet with medical students 3 times during the academic year.

For programs above - send an email to NHMA@NHMAmd.org


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.

For the video, click here

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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