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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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NEWSLETTER

Monthly NHMA Newsletter submitted by Dr. Elena Rios

22nd ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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MEMBERSHIP

Have a Voice. Make an Impact. We Invite you to become a member.

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. 

EVENTS

 

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PUBLICATIONS

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.

Read full report.

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WHAT'S NEW AT NHMA

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

TWITTER

Hispanic Heritage Speech for the
Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Minority Health, and
Program Support Center
Of the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Elena Rios, MD, MSPH
September 21, 2010

Dr. Graham, Dr. Espinosa, Dr. Raggio-Pagan and honored guests –

I am president and ceo, NHMA ---mission is to empower Hispanic physician leaders to improve the health of Hispanic populations. We now are the umbrella organization to individual members and soon to have institutional members, as well as our NHMA Council of Medical Societies -all Hispanic medical societies - and have network with the national Hispanic health professional associations - nurses, dentists, mental health groups, health executives, latino caucus of apha, dieticians.

Good Morning. It is great to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with all of you today, especially because HRSA, OMH and PSC are so vital to the health of all Americans and celebration is a time to feel good and positive. I would like to share my story and vision for how Hispanics can become healthier through your agency efforts especially with the new Affordable Health Care Act as its new patient’s rights go into effect tomorrow – the 6 month anniversary of the law.
President Obama’s Administration is the first to transform this great nation’s health care system to one of affordable access to services ---prevention and primary care and behavioral health and oral health ---with interdisciplinary health care delivery teams and home health and most important, public health infrastructure with a focus on diversity, health equity and leadership. The National Hispanic Medical Association looks forward to working with all of you to develop your new rules and regulations.
We know that the Hispanic population now represents 50 million or 16 percent of the population, the largest group of minorities, and will be one out of four Americans in 30 years or in one more generation. We are a young population with low SES profile – low income jobs, low education attainment, living in poverty or blue collar households and neighborhoods with few health services or healthy lifestyle services. So we have lots of need ---and we are here to celebrate how YOU FULFILL THAT NEED For so many Hispanics.

Let me tell you my story -----download full story as a pdf.

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