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    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.


National Hispanic Medical Association Sixth Annual Conference

"Healthy Hispanic Communities"
Hyatt Regency Washington D.C. on Capitol Hill Hotel
400 New Jersey Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001


March 18-22, 2002
NHMA Leadership Fellowship Program Washington, DC Institute

March 21, 2002

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
NHMA Advisory Committee Meeting/Congressional Visits

Friday, March 22, 2002

8:30 a.m. NHMA Future Researchers Site Visit to National Institutes of Health
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. NHMA Resident Leadership Program Class of 2001 Orientation
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Everything You Wanted to Know About NIH Grants & Opportunities
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Hispanic Employees Meeting
3-5 and 7:30 - 9:30 National Network of Latin-American Medical Students (NNLAMS) Meetings
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. OPENING PLENARY SESSION

"NHMA and Leadership for the Future"
Elena Rios, M.D., M.S.P.H., President, NHMA

"Federal Priorities"
Tommy G. Thompson, Secretary (Invited)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

"NHMA Policy Priorities"
NHMA Leadership Fellows Class of 2001

"Medical Student Priorities"
Nick Arredondo, Coordinator, NNLAMS

Closing Comments: "The Leadership Journey"
Senator William Frist, M.D. (R-TN) (Invited)

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Reception/NHMA Multidiscipline Interest Groups - sponsored by PhRMA

Saturday, March 23, 2002

7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall/Registration
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. NHMA Leadership Fellowship Program Breakfast (CLOSED)
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Plenary Session

"Welcome/Charge to the Conference"
Nathan Stinson, Jr., Ph.D., M.D., M.P.H.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health Office of Minority Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

John Ruffin, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities National Institutes of Health

Carolyn Clancy, M.D.
Director, Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Panel One: "The Power of the Media: Healthy Hispanic Communities"

"How NHMA and NHTSA Partnership develops a Media Network"

"NBC, Telemundo, and the Hispanic Community---A Changing Mosaic in 2002"
Manuel Medrano
Legal Affairs Analyst/Reporter NBC4 Los Angeles

"Taking Responsibility---The Importance of Covering Hispanic Health in News & Programming"
Larry Wret
President and General Manager NBC5 Chicago

"How Health Issues Become News, News Series, or Special Project for TV"
Eleanor Vega
CBS Network News Producer

"The Importance of Reaching Out and Addressing Hispanic Health"
Teresa Samaniego
Director, Community Relations KABC-TV, Los Angeles

"The Role of Spanish Media in Reporting Health News"
Rosanna Rosado
Editor-in-Chief El Diario-La Prensa Newspaper, New York City

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Break in Exhibit Hall
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Panel Two: "New York City and Hispanic Health"
Moderator: Jo Ivey Boufford, M.D., Dean
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service New York University

"NYC Hispanic Health Policy Research Issues"
John Billings, J.D.
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service New York University

"New York Latino Health 2001 Conference Action Plan"
Mariano J. Rey, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine & Physiology
Associate Dean of Student Affairs New York University School of Medicine

"Healthy Families Program and NY Access to Health"
Dennis Rivera (Invited)
Chief Executive Officer 1199, National Health and Human Service Employees Union

"Challenges and Opportunities to Improve Hispanic Health"
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) (Invited)

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch - Sponsored by Ortho Biotech

"Chronic Disease Challenges, Strategies and Reimbursement"

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
"How to Apply to Medical School" with Recruiters:
Hilda Luiggi, Asst. Director, Minority Affairs, University of Pennsylvania
Nilda Soto, Director, Student Affairs Office, Albert Einstein
Luz Ortiz, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-RWJ

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Workshops A
A-1 Children's Health

Oxiris Barbot, M.D.
Director, Unity Health Care
Washington, DC

Jennie McLaurin, M.D., M.P.H
Director, MCN Health Disparities Collaboratives
Migrant Clinicians Network

Glenn Flores, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Public Health

Robert Wood Johnson Minority Medical Scholar Boston University

Francisco Ramos-Gomez, D.D.S., M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of California, San Francisco

A-2 Women's Health Issues

"Active Drug Users at Risk for HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C Infection"
Deborah Small, J.D.
Director, Public Policy and Community Outreach
The Lindesmith Center-Drug Policy Foundation New York, New York

"Breast Diseases and Cancer "
Silvia Ramos, M.D.
Breast Care Centers of New Mexico Albuquerque, New Mexico

"Menopause and Latinas"
Nereida Correa, M.D., Mt. Sinai Medical School, New York

A-3 Integrative Medicine and the Hispanic Community

Morgan N. Jackson, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Office of Special Programs
Division of Extramural Research Training and Review
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine/NIH

Sylver Quevedo, M.D.
Director, Integrative Medicine Department O'Connor Hospital, San Jose, CA

Jose Szapocznik, Phd,
Director, Center for Family Studies, Univ. of Miami

A-4 How to Manage Hispanics with Chronic Diseases (Heart Disease and Asthma)

Moderator: Teresa Ramos, M.D.
Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Romona Rodriguez, M.D.
University of Illinois, Chicago

Cesar Herrera, M.D.
Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Craig A. Jones, M.D. (Invited)
Director, Breathmobile, Los Angeles, CA

A-5 Managed Care Impact for California Physicians

Mario Molina, MD, Molina Medical Group (Invited)
Family Care Specialists, Los Angeles (TBN)

Eddie Ramirez, M.D.
Solo Private Practice - Los Alamitos

A-6 Medical Readers' Theater as a Teaching Tool
(Including a performance of Richard Selzer's Short Story "Imelda")

Todd L. Savitt, Ph.D.,
Professor, Department of Medical Humanities, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Break in Exhibit Hall
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Workshops B

B-1 Diabetes (invited)

Saul Malozowski, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.
Senior Advisor for Clinical Trials and Diabetes Translation
Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases
National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

"Challenges to Ophthalmic Care for Hispanic Adults with Diabetes"
Nora Griffin-Shirley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Texas Tech. University, College of Education

Barbara J. Moore, PhD
President and CEO
Shape Up America! Washington, DC

B-2 Men's Health Issues Change Title to "What About the Health of Latino Boys & Men?
Ricardo Carrillo, Ph.D., Mental Health Program, California

Daniel Korin, M.D., New York

B-3 Cancer Clinical Trials and the Redes en Accion Program

B-4 Being Prepared for Bioterrorism and Latino Communities
Robert Canales, Deputy Assistant Secretary,
Office of Emergency Preparedness, DHHS (Invited)

Miguel C. Fernandez, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Associate Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and Medical Director, South Texas Poison Center

B-5 Hispanic Health Policy - Future Directions

"Certification for Translators in Texas"

"The Role of Foundations to Improve Hispanic Health"
Yolanda Partida, Program Director, Hablamos Juntos
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

B-6 How to Select Residency Programs

B-7 Making a Mid-Career Change for Physicians -
Federal Government & Private Sector Opportunites
Angela Diaz, M.D.
Mt. Sinai Medical Center and Director, Adolescent Health Center New York Office of Personnel Management Representative
Private Sector Corporation Representative

6:30 p.m. Reception/Mariachi Los Amigos
VIP Reception for NHMA Board/Advisors, Corporate Advisory Council, Dinner Speakers and Award Winners
7:00 p.m. Awards Banquet/Salsa Dance

"Vision for Healthy Hispanic Communities"

First Lady Laura Bush (Invited)

Ana Castillo, Author
NHMA Hispanic Health Leadership Awardees : First Lady Laura Bush, Governor Tom Ridge, Director, White House Office of Homeland Security,

Senator John Edwards, Congresswoman Hilda Solis; Yvonne Maddox, M.D., Deputy Director, NIH, Helen Rodriguez-Trias, M.D. , Corporate: Aetna; Presidents, Hispanic Medical Societies

Sunday, March 24, 2002

7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast /Registration
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. "Pain Management and Hispanic Patients" - sponsored by Purdue Pharma
8:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools, Inc. (HSHPS) Poster Session
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Plenary Session

"Cultural Traditions and Health for Hispanics"
Esther Sternberg, MD
Director, Integrative Neural-Immune Program and Chief, Section on Neuroendocrine Immunology and Behavior National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health

Josephina Carbonell
Assistant Secretary for Aging U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Juan Chavira, JD (Invited)
San Antonio, Texas

Marta Moreno Vega (Invited)
City University of New York, Baruch College

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Plenary Session (Invited)

"The Private Sector's Role and the Future Health of Hispanic Communities"
John W. Rowe, M.D.
Chairman, President and CEO Aetna, Inc.

H. Edward Hanway
Chairman and CEO CIGNA Corporation

William McGuire, M.D.
CEO United Health Care

Oliver Goldsmith, M.D.
Executive Medical Director Kaiser Permanente

Allen Korn, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Break
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch

"Coalition Building in the U.S. Congress" (Invited)
Representative (Hon.) Silvestre Reyes (D-TX)
Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Representative (Hon.) Donna Christian-Christensen (D-VI)
Congressional Black Caucus

Monday, March 25, 2002

8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. NHMA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Curriculum Summit


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