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NHMA/NIDDK 2018 

For Residents/Fellows Interested in Research

22nd Annual Conference

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MEMBERSHIP

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College Health Scholars Program

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PUBLICATIONS

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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WHAT'S NEW AT NHMA

 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.

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Partnering and Communicating Together (PACT) to Act Against AIDS

Since 2015, NHMA has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Latino Commission on AIDS and the New York Academy of Medicine for the "Start Talking, Stop HIV", Doing It"  and "Let's Stop HIV Together" campaigns. For more information, click the banners below.

Check out the Pictures from the 21st Annual Conference Photobooth

Let's Stop HIV Together

Let's Stop HIV Together. Get the facts. Get tested. Get involved. www.cdc.gov/together HHS, CDC, Act Against AIDS. Photo montage of people from the campaign.

Doing It 

We're Doing It. Testing for HIV. Testing is Fast, Free & Confidential. cdc.gov/DoingIt #DoingIt HHS, CDC, Act Against AIDS

 

 Start Talking, Stop HIV

Before the sweet nothings, whisper something that can keep him safe. Click here for a few conversation starters. Start Talking. Stop HIV. HHS,  CDC, Act Against AIDS

HIV/AIDS continues to be a significant public health challenge in the US, with a steady incidence of over 50,000 new infections yearly and 635,000 deaths since 2008. As the largest and fastest growing minority in the U.S., coupled with disproportionate rates of HIV/AIDS, Hispanics are crucially importation to prioritize in HIV prevention and care efforts.

 

The purpose of NHMA's Proyecto Consciente is to maximize the effectiveness and reach of the CDC’s Act Against AIDS campaign by strategically disseminating HIV prevention messaging and communication within the Hispanic community, as well as implementing concurrent national engagement efforts that focus on HIV prevention and awareness. NHMA will leverage its existing networks, organizational structures and communication platforms using evidence-based approaches that acknowledge the diversity in the U.S. Hispanic community, including differences in media use and trust of health information sources.

Through this health communications campaign, NHMA will form a new network, the Community Alliance Partners, to develop regionally tailored activities in jurisdictions hardest hit by the epidemic - in New York City and in Puerto Rico.  In addition, NHMA will develop its health communications through our website, newsletter and e-announcements, Annual Conference, Region Forums, as well as through its social media announcements and Twitter Chats and by participating with our partners' social media efforts. We hope to increase awareness, HIV testing and treatment among primary care physicians who care for Hispanics, and ultimately among the high risk Hispanics.

For information on participation as a member of the Community Alliance Partners or to participate in the program --- please contact Sara Reinoso, Communications and Membership Assistant at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call at (202) 628-5895.

NHMA 2010-2011 Immunization Campaign

NHMA Teams with CDC to Disseminate Information about the 2010-2011 Immunization Campaign

NHMA supports The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s efforts to spread information about the flu vaccine.  Below are links to a series of ready–to–use influenza articles for placement in local newspapers, magazines, or other publications.
 

NHMA CA Leadership Fellowship Program

The NHMA California Leadership Fellowship is a one year long program that provides NHMA member physicians in their mid-careers with leadership skills development and networking with California and Federal leaders.  The Fellowship will be a collaboration with the California State Latino Legislative Caucus. This program is based on the NHMA Leadership Fellowship that has been funded in the past by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  The program was highly successful in 2014 and is under review for 2016 and will be announced this summer.

The course consists of 3 intensive meetings: 1) Sacramento Institute – a week-long meeting of lectures and panels as well as visits with leaders in the California Department of Public Health and the Department of Health Services in conjunction with the California Legislative session; and 2) the Washington, DC Institute I – a week-long meeting that includes Federal policy and stakeholder meetings and site visits to leaders’ offices in the White House and Congress (California delegation); and 3) Washington, DC Institute II - a day long meeting in conjunction with the NHMA Annual Conference in 2017. The lectures are presented by health experts from Federal & State governments, foundations, media, managed care, think tanks, and non-profit advocacy organizations. The program emphasis is on the knowledge and skills necessary to take a leadership role in health and behavioral health policy development and advocacy at the state and local levels on issues of importance to the health of the Hispanic community.

Eligibility and Selection 

Ten Fellows will be selected. Applications are being solicited from among NHMA’s physician membership. 

Applicants should have at least five years of professional experience after completion of residency training. The primary selection criteria will be leadership potential as evidenced in work experience and other community activities. Appropriate letters of recommendation will be part of the application package. Fellows are expected to arrange to be given time off from work to participate in the program. Expenses for the Fellows related to travel and hotel will be paid as a part of the Fellowship.   Conference in 2015.

Important dates and deadlines - TBD

Check back this summer, 2015.

 

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