• 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



YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN THE NHMA DISCUSSION ON HEALTH REFORM: RE: NHMA Portal(www.hispanichealth.info) Forum on Health Care Reform

The National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) has been invited to participate in the development of health care reform legislation for Senators Kennedy and Baucus, Congressmen Waxman, Rangel, and Miller and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Their respective staff will be introducing and distributing their bills starting in June for public comment. We have been asked to submit our recommendations on reforming the system for inclusion into these bills by June 1st; this gives us a narrow window of three weeks or less to prepare a document for submission to congressional staff.

The magnitude of the debate is broad; Congress is asking us for specific strategies that respond to four topics: 1) the expansion of affordable insurance coverage that impacts favorably on Latinos; 2) the expansion of primary care services, integration of preventive medicine and recommended incentives to be responsive to the Latino patient; 3) how do we improve quality via the creation of culturally competent, CLAS, and Patient-Centered Medical Home primary care services; 4) how de we reform medical education to ensure the appropriate future workforce for achieving health care reform?

I invite you and your colleagues to join the “NHMA Hispanic Provider Community Forum on Health Care Reform” on our portal: www.hispanichealth.info to share your insights and recommendations for health care reform today.

We welcome you to join one or more of the following discussion groups:

1. Expanding Affordable Insurance Coverage for Hispanics Congress is debating the expansion of the system along the lines of the current infrastructure – employer-based insurance, individual insurance, public insurance (Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP), and potentially a new public insurance option. For the reforms to be effective, we should see a decrease in the uninsured.

  • What incentives do we introduce into health care reform to increase accessibility for Hispanic patients?
  • How would you finance the system?
  • What strategies do you have to increase enrollment, and increase awareness and outreach to the uninsured?

2. Expanding preventive medicine oriented primary care services responsive to the Latino patient Congress is focused on increasing the number of primary care providers, and ensuring that primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention becomes the goal of physicians and other health professionals in the system. In addition to the expansion of primary care services, preventive medicine will be central to health care reform.

  • What incentives will be needed to ensure that Hispanic primary care providers and other providers of care are fully involved?
  • How do we make sure that Latinos, the largest component of the uninsured in the nation, benefit fully from this effort?
  • What other resources are needed?

3. Improving quality via the creation of culturally competent, CLAS and the Patient-Centered Medical Home primary care services We know that Congress is seeking to reorganize the health care system into a more efficient, effective, connected and patient-centered system; a system where physicians are whole-person and team oriented; trained to provide coordinated comprehensive care; and have optimum access that supports strong patient-provider relationships via effective health information systems.

  • What strategies would you suggest?
  • What incentives and resources will be necessary to ensure the participation of Hispanic providers and their patients?

4. Reforming medical education to ensure an appropriate future workforce for achieving health care reform Congress is aware of the need to reform health professions education and recruit a diversified future workforce. The dominant emphasis on diagnosis and treatment events by an increasingly specialized clinician workforce characterizes health care today. Wellness, patient-centered care, cultural competence, diversity, continuity of care and community health is clearly not the foci of most health professions today. Academic medicine must play a major part in training clinicians (promotoras, community health workers, primary care providers) for the new role of providers that health care reform anticipates; and for promoting the research to develop new practice models.

  • What strategies do you suggest?
  • What incentives, resources, programs, accreditation requirements do you see for ensuring workforce development, curriculum development, outpatient training, CME?

We invite you to join one or more of the four discussion groups by going to http://www.hispanichealth.info/ and clicking on “create new account” and following the instructions. Recommendations are due June 1, 2009. Should you have any problems registering or logging on, please call the help desk with David Caicedo at (212)-992-8706.




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