• 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


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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