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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.


Health Policy Links and Resources

Links and Resources

Health Policy

Cardiometabolic Health Congress

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation focuses on the major health care issues facing the nation. It is an independent voice and source of facts and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the general public.

The Commonwealth Fund supports independent research on health and social issues and makes grants to improve health care practice and policy.

Center for Studying Health System Change informs health care decision makers about changes in the health care system at both the local and national levels and the effects of such changes on individuals.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is one of the leading organizations in the country working on fiscal policy issues and issues affecting low- and moderate-income families and individuals.

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is a nonprofit component of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and provides a public service by working outside the framework of government to ensure independent guidance on matters of science and medicine. The IOM's mission is to advance and disseminate scientific knowledge to improve human health.

National Academy of Sciences (NAS) ensures independent advice on matters of science, technology, and medicine.

The Access Project provides community action research that enhances the knowledge and skills of community leaders.

California Policy Research Center issues analysis, development and implementation of state policy and federal policy issues of statewide importance.

Families USA is a non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health and long-term care for all Americans

National Coalition on Health Care representative alliance working to improve America's health care.

University of Illinois Midwest Latino Health Research, Training and Policy Center seeks to improve the health status and quality of care to Latinos in Chicago and the Midwest.

Rand is characterized by its independence, objectivity, and nonpartisanship as well as its empirical foundation, high quality, scientific rigor, and interdisciplinary approach to improving policymaking on the major issues of the day.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation supports training, education, research (excluding biomedical research), projects that demonstrate the effective delivery of health care services, and additionally on health care systems and the conditions that promote better health.

National Academy for State Health Policy is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to helping states achieve excellence in health policy and practice.

Urban Institute measures effects, compares options, shows which stakeholders get the most and least, tests conventional wisdom, reveals trends, and makes costs, benefits, and risks explicit.

The Government Accounting Office is the audit, evaluation, and investigative arm of Congress and exists to support the Congress in meeting its Constitutional responsibilities and to help improve the performance and ensure the accountability of the federal government. GAO examines the use of public funds, evaluates federal programs and activities, and provides analyses, options, recommendations, and other assistance to help the Congress make effective oversight, policy, and funding decisions.

"The Green Book" Background Material and Data on Programs Within Jurisdiction of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. Congress. A vital and standard reference book on U. S. social policy (emphasis intentional), the Green Book consists of detailed program descriptions and statistical appendices. Next Publish date>Dec. 2003. Prior issues sometimes found on the internet, last published in 2000. Available in specialized bookstores and from the GPO.

General links to Minority Health

Health Power For Minorities Health Power

Kaiser Network Minority Reference Links

University of North Carolina Centers and Programs on Minority Health

California Access to Health Care

Health Care Quality and Hispanics

Pew Hispanic Center to improve understanding of the U.S. Hispanic population and to chronicle Latinos'' growing impact on the entire nation.


California Institute for Rural Studies a research organization committed to empirical research that is directly relevant to progressive social change.

Kaiser Foundation Report

Report on Illinois Immigrant Policy and Multicultural Issues

Welfare Information Network is a clearinghouse for information, policy analysis and technical assistance related to welfare, workforce development, and other human and community services.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace immigrants and welfare reform.

The Aspen Institute an international non-profit organization dedicated to informed dialogue and inquiry on issues of global concern. Link to immigration report.

The National Academies link is for children of Immigrants.

LEP & Civil Rights

Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights committed to civil rights enforcement by the federal government.

Outreach Hispanic Health Information Outreach

Health Insurance

American College of Physicians and American Society of Internal Medicine Report on the Uninsured

U.S. Mexico Border Health

Arizona Hispanic Center of Excellence border health topics.

Selected Border Health Resources

Arizona Health Information Network an infrastructure for knowledge-based information.

Barriers to Coverage


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