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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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    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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22nd Annual Conference

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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.


Advisory Board

Advisory Board to the NHMA Board of Directors

Richard H. Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS
17th Surgeon General of the U.S. (2002-6)
Vice Chairman, Canyon Ranch Institute
Distinguished Professor
Zuckerman College of Public Health
University of Arizona
1295 N. Martin Ave
Campus PO BOX 245209
Drachman Hall
Tucson, AZ 85724

Henry Cisneros
454 Soledad Street, Suite 300
San Antonio , TX 78205

Linda Griego
President & CEO
Griego Enterprises, Inc.
555 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, California 90071

Paloma Hernandez
President & CEO 
Urban Health Plan, Inc. 
Bronx, NY


Yasmine Winkler
Senior VP Innovation and Productivity
United HealthCare, Chicago, IL


Richard Zapanta, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
880 S. Atlantic Ave. #205
Monterey Park, CA 91754

Regional Steering Committees

NHMA was proud to kick off the creation of its 6 Regional Steering Committees, who will lead our regional activities across the United States, at our 17th Annual Conference in April 2013.  The NHMA Board of Directors planned the new structure in order to build participation opportunities with its Members and Partners, and to provide physicians, health care providers, and other health care leaders with updated information about the Affordable Care Act implementation.

The 6 regions include the following:


Chair: Diana Torres-Burgos, MD, MPH

Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont

DC Metro Area

Co-Chairs: Minerva Campos, MD and Sergio Rimola, MD

Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland


Chair: Flavia Mercado, MD

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia


Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin


Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas


Co-Chairs: Daniel Turner Lloveras, MD; Ilan Shapiro, MD

Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming

The Regional Events will include a Resident Mentoring Meeting followed by a Networking Reception with a speaker from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services who will provide the latest on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.  If you are a Resident or Physician interested in becoming a mentee or mentor at the meetings, or if you are interested in Sponsoring the meetings, or if you are interested in additional information about the regional events, please call our office at 202-628-5895.   


Past NHMA Newsletters

Interested in finding out what NHMA has been doing? Scroll through our past newsletters to see all that NHMA has accomplished.  Dr. Elena Rios updates the newsletter once a month so check back often to keep informed about what's new with NHMA and other great opportunities. 


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NHMA's Foundation

The National Hispanic Medical Association established its foundation, the National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF), in 2002 to improve the health of Hispanics through research and education activities.

The NHHF is located at the New York Academy of Medicine, 103rd and Fifth Avenue, Manhattan,  to further its organizational capacity in research and education.

The NHHF is affiliated with the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University and is proud to partner on the NHMA Leadership Fellowship - our executive leadership training of the physician members of NHMA interested in public service.

The major programs of the NHHF include its patient and provider information in English and Spanish and research training information through the portal, HispanicHealth.info, the Early Childhood Obesity Physician Health Communications Initiative to develop policy recommendations to reduce obesity among Hispanics for California and New York, and its future research efforts as it develops the National Center for Hispanic Community Health Research. NHHF is interested in developing the National Hispanic Health Research Network for mentoring and networking among Hispanic researchers.

In 2004, the NHHF established the National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Program to award scholarships to outstanding students in medicine, nursing, dentistry, public health and policy and convenes two Galas - this year at the JW Marriiott Hotel at LA Live!, Los Angeles, CA, on November 21st, 2013 and at the Marriott Marquis New York Times Square on December 5th, 2013.
We honor Leaders who have improved Hispanic health  - as role models for our Scholars and the audience ---this year in Los Angeles we are honoring: Dr. Clinton Adams, Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific; Mauricio Leiva, Director, State of California Binational Border Health Office; Arthur Ochoa, JD, Vice President of Development, Cedars Sinai Health System; and Nelly Galan, Director, Adelante Movement.. In New York, we are honoring the leadership of the Mount Sinai Medical Center, Maria Hinojosa, President, FuturoMedia and CNN and NPR commentator and others to be named.

We welcome you to join us and celebrate and if you can't join us, consider a tax deductible donation to our Scholarship Fund or to our Foundation.  For more information go to www.nhmafoundation.org.

National Hispanic Health Foundation

NHHF logo

NHMA established it's Foundation, a 501c3 organization, in 1994 as the National Hispanic Medical Foundation to develop educational and research activities. In 2000, the name was changed to the National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF).

In 2005, NHHF was affiliated and located at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University.

The major programs of NHHF were started with support from the Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, including activities focused on Education, Research, Training, and Information Dissemination.

NHHF has a Corporate Advisory Council consisting of the major partners who have supported both NHMA and its Foundation. This year, NHHF will plan for future expansion of community-based preparatory research in Hispanic communities and the National Hispanic Health Professions Students Scholarship Fund and Gala Dinners in New York City and in Los Angeles, California. To visit the NHHF website, click here.


NHHF Board of Directors

Mark Diaz, MD
Alivio Medical Group
Sacramento, CA

Conchita Paz, MD
Family Care Associates, P.A.
Las Cruces, NM

Elena Rios, MD, MSPH
National Hispanic Health Foundation
New York, NY

Jo Ivey Boufford, MD
New York Academy of Medicine
New York University, NY


Richard H. Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS
17th Surgeon General of the U.S.(2002-2006)
Vice Chairman, Canyon Ranch Institute
Distinguished Professor, Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Henry Cisneros
Chairman, CityView
San Antonio, TX

Ivelisse Estrada
Senior Vice President for Corporate and Community Relations
Los Angeles, CA

Linda Griego
President & CEO, 
Griego Enterprises, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

Yasmine Winkler
Senior Vice President
Produce Innovations
United HealthCare
Chicago, IL



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