• 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 : 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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For Residents/Fellows Interested in Research

22nd Annual Conference

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College Health Scholars Program

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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.


Aetna - Cultural Competency Education

Cultural Competency Education

Cultural Competency Education helps patient-centered communication efforts. This knowledge also helps patients of all backgrounds better understand their doctor’s communication for diagnosis, treatment and compliance. The course may help you:

  • Grow the clinical community’s understanding of disparities among racial and ethnic groups
  • Give ongoing education on cultural competency in health care to help patient outcomes

Take advantage of no-cost training
The National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) can help you get cultural competency training. This training doesn’t cost anything to our members who participate with Aetna.

Quality Interactions® for Physicians* (2.5 CME credits) is an interactive, online course. It teaches physicians and health care professionals how to:

  •  Identify cross-cultural issues
  •  Conduct a culturally competent history and medical examination
  •  Work effectively with interpreter services
  •  Identify the impact of cultural issues on medical decision-making
  •  Effectively explain a patient’s diagnosis and management options
  •  Negotiate a treatment plan that improves patient cooperation

You must participate with or have billed Aetna to take courses at no cost.**

Get started in three easy steps

  1. Log in or register at www.AetnaEducation.com
  2. Click in the “Search” field and type NHMA
  3. Click “Select” for the Quality Interactions® for Physicians CME course to begin

Visit Education Site for helpful courses
The Education Site offers other courses for Aetna-participating physicians and staff. Visit www.AetnaEducation.com for more information and accreditation statements.

  • Quality Interactions® for Oncologists (2.5 CME credits)
  • Quality Interactions® for Nurses & Case Managers (2.5 CE or CCM credits)
  • Quality Interactions® for Health Care Employees (non-credit)
  • Four different Quality Interactions® refresher courses (1.0 CME credit)

*This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) and Manhattan Cross Cultural Group. TUSM is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

TUSM designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

**If you are not an Aetna-participating physician, you can take these courses for a fee through the Quality Interactions® website.

Patient Assistance and Information

Pfizer Inc

Gary Pelletier, Chairman
Executive Director, Patient Assistance Foundation

Senior Director, Corporate Responsability

Barbara Ortega
Senior Manager, Corporate Marketing and Strategic Programs

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Kristen S. Williams
Director, US Alliances & Advocacy


Eli Lilly
Eli Lilly and Company
Rafael Robert
Senior Public Affairs Liaison
State Government Affairs

Forest Laboratories, Inc.
Elizabeth Hackbarth
Senior Manager, Professional Relations

David Davidovic
Senior Director, Business Practices

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Patrick J. McGovern
Director, Government Affairs

Johnson & Johnson
Mariana Fagnilli, JD
Contracts Manager

Merck & Co., Inc.
Donna L. Holland-Knight
Associate Director, Academic and Professional Affairs


National Dairy Counsil

National Dairy Council
Karen Kafer
Vice President, Health Partnerships

Novo Nordisk, Inc.
Aaron Uydess
Associate Director, CRM Strategy & Operations

Worlue Kokro
Senior Associate, Patient Assistance Program

William Larry Lucas
Consultant, Government Affairs/Diversity Programs

Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Nikki Levy
Director, Patient Advocacy
Government Affairs & Public PolicyA


NHMA is excited to offer online CME credits for doctors who were not able to attend our 15th Annual Conference.
To register for the course, click the appropriate link below. Interested in joining to receive the discounted CME price, click here to join NHMA.

Strategies for Individualized Management of Type 2 Diabetes in the Hispanic/Latino Population
NHMA Member:
Allowed to view CME videos for FREE
To begin, click here.
Non-NHMA Member
Allowed to view CME video for a $25 fee.
To begin, click here.
How to Become a Minority Woman Leader in Health Care - coming soon
NHMA Member:
Allowed to view CME videos for FREE!
To begin, click here
Non-NHMA Member
Allowed to view CME video for a $25 fee.
To begin, click here
Building a National Agenda on Healthy Aging, Eldercare, and Healthy Hispanic Communities -coming soon
NHMA Member:
Allowed to view CME videos for FREE!
To begin, click here
Non-NHMA Member
Allowed to view CME video for a $25 fee.
To begin, click here

Interested in Joining to Receive the discounted CME price, click here to join NHMA.


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Sign-up for the AmazonSmile Program and .5% of your Amazon purchase will be donated to support the NHHF & NHMA mission.

Let your colleagues know to support NHHF (National Hispanic Health Foundation) on the Smile Partner List.

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