• 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



Browse through NHMA's collection of speeches and power point presentations given by Dr. Elena Rios, President and CEO of the National Hispanic Medical Association.

National Latino Climate Leadership Forum June 2016

Healthcare Workforce Diversity.  May 2015

Hispanic Enrollment Strategies. October 2014

National Minority Quality Forum: 11th Annual Health Disparities Leadership Summit.  April 2014

Healthcare Workforce after the ACA Law. November 2013

ACA and Future Policy. October 2013

Childhood Obesity Advocacy National Hispanic Medical Association. March 2013

National Hispanic Health Leadership at the LMSA National Conference. March 16,2013

A National Health Equity Agenda. February 16, 2013

Testimony to the Democratic National Convention Platform Drafting Committee Minneapolis, MN. July 27, 2012

Children's Health Study Immigrant Children's Health Conference Speech NIHCD/NIH. December 15, 2011

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid National Quality Conference. December 14, 2011

Hispanic Prevention Strategies to Improve Health and Decrease Costs
. October 12, 2011

Time Warner Cable stations/internet with Dr. Elena Rios
andAssemblywoman Rivera and others on Child Obesity Prevention. September 27, 2011

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Vaccine Summit.
September 13, 2011

Patient Centered Care Summit, Chicago
. August 24, 2011

Sounding the Alarm: Influenza and Pneumococcal Disease Immunization Rates Are Low Among Hispanic Adults

California Latino Legislative Caucus Health Summit,August 5, 2011

Future Direction and Collaborations to Prevent Cervical Cancer
May 5, 2011

National Trends for Cultural Competence
February 4, 2011

Hispanic Heritage Speech,
September 21, 2010

Dissemination of Comparative Effectiveness Research to Minority Providers and Patients,
June 3, 2010

Comparative Effectiveness Research and Health Disparities
June 17, 2009

OMH and NHMA Report on Health Disparities and Hispanic Leadership Summit
Spring 2009

Health Care Reform and Hispanics
Speech to CMS, October 14, 2009



NHMA video and multimedia resources

Strategies for Individualized Management of
Type 2 Diabetes in the Hispanic Community



Interview with President & CEO Dr. Elena Rios about Conference

About NHMA Media

A responsibility of NHMA is to educate its membership and the public about important issues that impact on the health of Hispanics through planned media activities such as media press releases, advisories and opinion editorials and through the NHMA newsletter, NHMA-NET.

We welcome referrals to news opportunities for NHMA participation.  In addition, this year, with the start of enrollment to the State Health Insurance Marketplaces on October 1st, NHMA is coordinating a campaign to educate the Hispanic community with our Media Partners.

To read the current NHMA Newsletter, click here.


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