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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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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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NHMA Newsletter December 2009

National Hispanic Medical Association NHMA Newsletter December 2009 Washington DC

 
Health Care Reform Legislation Passed in the Congress and Debate over Senate Legislation Starts
On Saturday, November 21, sixty Senators voted to move forward with the debate on health reform. Health reform is expected to be on the Senate's agenda for several weeks. To date, over ninety amendments to the Senate bill have been proposed as floor debate continues. Supporters of the bill are working to ensure that at least sixty Senators will support the bill as amended on the Senate floor. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid recently stated that they are still working to ensure there are enough votes to pass the health reform bill after the amendments are considered. President Obama visited Capitol Hill on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 6, to discuss the need for health reform with key democratic Senators.
During the first week of December, a group of 10 democrat Senators brought forward a compromise to the public option, including expansion of Medicaid and Medicare (buy in from the 55-64 year olds) as the debate continues on amendments we have helped to put forward – including a new Health Literacy Initiative for community grants; the Office of Minority Health and offices at HHS agencies; and the National Strategy to Eliminate Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities and with our NHLA colleagues – the Amendments to allow undocumented to purchase insurance in the health exchange, the documented immigrants to be eligible for health insurance without waiting 5 years; and for Puerto Rico to participate in the health exchange and receive more Medicaid support.
Should the Senate pass the bill, both House and Senate members will work in a Conference Committee and develop a compromise bill and each chamber of Congress will need to pass this final version of the bill before it could be sent to President Obama to sign for the bill to become law, which is targeted for January.
The NHMA has worked hard with our networks and coalitions to support the affordable and universal insurance, the public option, Puerto Rico and the undocumented persons in our communities to be able to purchase insurance through the health exchange, language and cultural competence quality care provisions, eliminating the 5 year waiting period for documented immigrants, the state and national prevention provisions for our communities, and the diversity in the health care workforce, especially HCOP and COE as well as the leadership of the Office of Minority Health to be included in the final bill. You can weigh in with your elected officials and ask that these provisions remain part of any final health reform bill by visiting the NHMA website.
Go to www.nhmamd.org – Advocacy on the Home Page ---Send a letter to your member of Senate and Congress today! If health reform legislation fails, we could lose this historic opportunity to improve health of all Americans!
H1N1 Kills one of our NHMA Leaders ---
Dr. Anthony Martinez, 60 years old, died last week in New Mexico due to complications from the H1N1 virus. He was one of the founding members of the New Mexico Hispanic Physicians Association, a member of the NHMA Board of Directors and Chair, NHMA Council of Medical Societies. He was a positive and inspirational person for all of us and served as a role model for students and residents and his family. The New Mexico society has started a scholarship program in his honor and NHMA plans to honor him at our Awards Dinner at our National Conference in March.
PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO YOUR COLLEAGUES -----
People recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to receive the vaccine as soon possible include: health care workers; pregnant women; people ages 25 through 64 with chronic medical conditions, such as asthma, heart disease, or diabetes; anyone from 6 months through 24 years of age; and people living with or caring for infants under 6 months old.
FLU.gov is a one-stop resource with the latest updates on the H1N1 flu. On this site, you can find information on How to Prevent and Treat the Flu, Flu Essentials and Why the H1N1 Vaccine is Safe and Recommended by Health Experts. To look up where to get vaccinated in your state, visit the Vaccine Locator. This information is updated regularly as more doses are shipped each week.
An additional resource is the CDC hotline, 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636), which offers services in English and Spanish, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In the past, flu pandemics have been characterized by multiple waves. Scientists and doctors recommend H1N1 vaccination even if flu activity slows, as it could resume later in the season.
From our colleague, Dr. Nilda Gutierrez of CMS Region II - Important Information About Accessing 2007 Re-Run and 2008 Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) Feedback Reports
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) would like to remind Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) participants that there is a  “Verify Report Portlet” look-up tool available on the PQRI Portal for Eligible Professionals (EPs) to verify if a 2007 re-run and/or 2008 PQRI feedback report exists for your organization's Tax Identification Number (TIN) or National Provider Identifier (NPI). The TIN or NPI must be the one used by the EP to submit Medicare claims and valid PQRI quality data codes. This tool is available at https://www.qualitynet.org/portal/server.pt on the internet.
If a report is available for your organization’s TIN or NPI there are two ways to access 2007 re-run and/or 2008 PQRI feedback reports:
 
1) An individual EP can simply call their respective Carrier or A/B MAC provider contact center to request confidential 2007 PQRI re-run and/or 2008 PQRI feedback reports that will contain information based on their individual NPI.  If an EP is part of a group practice, each EP in the group practice must individually call their respective Carrier or A/B MAC provider contact center to request a feedback report based on the individual NPI.  To obtain a list of Provider Contact Centers, visit http://www.cms.hhs.gov/MLNProducts/Downloads/CallCenterTollNumDirectory.zip on the CMS website. In addition to PQRI information, these reports will provide individual EPs with information on their Medicare Part B Physician Fee Schedule allowed charges for the 2007 or 2008 PQRI reporting period, upon which an incentive payment is based.
 
Additional information about this alternative feedback report request process can be found by accessing special edition Medicare Learning Network (MLN) article (SE0922) “Alternative Process for Individual Eligible Professionals to Access Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) and Electronic Prescribing (E-Prescribing) Feedback Reports.”  Visit http://www.cms.hhs.gov/MLNMattersArticles/downloads/SE0922.pdf on the CMS website.
 
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2) EPs can logon to the secure PQRI Portal on QualityNet at http://www.qualitynet.org/portal/server.pt to access their feedback report(s) based their TIN, or for a group.  Access to the PQRI Portal requires registration in the Individuals Authorized Access to CMS Computer Services (IACS) system to obtain a userID and password.
Important Information on Updating IACS User Accounts and Passwords
 
CMS would like to remind users that the CMS Security policy requires IACS passwords to be changed every 60 days. An IACS user who has not changed his or her password in over 60 days will be prompted to do so at the next login attempt.
 
Updating IACS user accounts and passwords is essential to maintaining this access and functionality.
The IACS account management page is at https://applications.cms.hhs.gov/category.html?name=acctmngmt. Click on “My Profile” to login, change your password, or use the “Forgot Password?” option.
Once you have successfully changed your password you may login and access your PQRI feedback report(s) on the PQRI portal at https://www.qualitynet.org/portal/server/pt.
 
If you are still having difficulty with IACS registration or disabled accounts, please contact the External Users Services (EUS) Help Desk
at 1-866-484-8049, TTY/TDD at 1-866-523-4759 (Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. EST) or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
 
NHMA ANNUAL CONFERENCE --- HEALTH CARE TRANSFORMATION TO INCREASE PREVENTION AND HEALTH PROMOTION IN THE HISPANIC COMMUNITIES ----MARRIOTT WARDMAN PARK HOTEL, WASHINGTON, DC
MARCH 25-28, 2010 - AGENDA NOW POSTED ON THE WEBSITE – www.nhmamd.org
Join Hispanic and other health professionals who provide care and services to Hispanic communities in the U.S. who come together each year to share strategies to improve health policies and programs and research and curriculum --
March 25th - White House Briefing on Health Care Policy followed by Opening Reception
NHMA and the AMA will host a Doctor Back to School Day as well as Capitol Hill Visits and we are still planning for the NHMA Leadership Fellowship and NHMA Resident Leadership Program once we get approval for the proposal submitted last month. (Please see website for ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS)
March 26th – Federal Leaders to address NHMA Conference on PREVENTION VISION and LEADERSHIP –HHS and Congress
March 27th – Corporate, Media and State Leaders to address the audience
NHMA and AAMC host the 3rd Annual Pre-Medical Student Medical School Recruitment Fair
CME Symposia and Hispanic Health Workshops –with experts from all regions of the U.S.
Our planning committee and staff are working to create a great weekend for learning about the latest in Hispanic health to improve your practice and delivery of care to our communities as well as to provide a great forum for networking. Please join us and let your colleagues know about the NHMA CONFERENCE. For Registration information and for information on sponsorship, exhibits, and program advertisement ----please also go to our website now.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Faculty Position, Medical Education Assessment
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine seeks a senior level faculty member to lead in designing, developing, and implementing ongoing evaluation of medical school curricula and externally funded grant awards, faculty teaching skills, and medical student achievement in a learner-centered curriculum. This position is also responsible for the evaluation of the Cleveland Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative. The successful candidate will be an innovative and creative professional educator with a Ph.D. or Ed.D. who has extensive experience in medical education, an established record of educational research publications, is familiar with educational innovations and best practices for educational testing and evaluation, and has demonstrated strong leadership, communication, presentation and facilitation skills. Faculty rank will be commensurate with experience and achievement.
CWRU School of Medicine, trains more than 600 M.D. and M.D./Ph.D. students. Case is affiliated with University Hospitals of Cleveland, MetroHealth Medical Center, the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and the Cleveland Clinic, with which it operates the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. Full-time faculty number over 2000.
Applicants should submit a CV and a letter describing their interest and previous experience by email to Carolyn Jenkins (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Review of candidates’ materials will begin November 1, 2009.
In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity.
 
Timothy L. Stephens Jr., MD, Orthopaedic Fellowship
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
 
University Hospitals is offering an innovative program designed to strengthen and expand the participation of underrepresented minority medical students in the profession of orthopaedic surgery. The Timothy L. Stephens Jr., MD, Orthopaedic Fellowship selects medical student each year to participate in intensive clinical and research opportunities under leading orthopaedic specialists at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. Experiences gained during this fellowship will enable participants to be strong contenders for positions in orthopaedic residency programs nationwide upon graduation from medical school.
 
 
Fellowship Overview
For an entire academic year, the fellow will be embedded in the educational, surgical, and research activity of Case Western Reserve University's Orthopaedic Residency Program. Under the supervision of distinguished orthopaedic faculty, the Stephens Fellow will participate with current orthopaedic residents in lectures, grand rounds, clinics, surgical procedures, and basic research.
Named in honor of the first African-American orthopaedic surgeon in the state of Ohio, the Timothy L. Stephens Jr., MD, Orthopaedic Fellowship will provide:
• Exposure to the highly competitive orthopaedic residency program at Case Western Reserve University and the University Hospitals Department of Orthopaedic Surgery;
• Familiarity with orthopaedic basic science research, clinical studies, physical examination and orthopaedic surgical techniques;
• Opportunities to work with and learn from leading musculoskeletal research scientists and clinicians;
• Clinical exposure at the University Hospital Case Medical Center Otis Moss Jr. Medical Center, a national model of spiritually supportive health care; and,
• Fellowship stipend to underwrite living, and travel expenses.
 
Eligibility
• The fellowship is open to medical students who have completed the first two years (basic science) of study, and have been fully accredited to enter the next year at an accredited medical school in the United States
• Applicants should have a strong interest in orthopaedics
• Applicants should be of African-American, Latino, or Native American descent
• Applicants should have taken the USMLE Step 1 exam
 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 28, 2010
For additional information or to apply, visit www.UHhospitals.org/stephensfellow.

PLEASE JOIN NHMA AS A MEMBER for networking and advocacy for our communities and CONSIDER DONATING A CONTRIBUTION TODAY!  Go to www.nhmamd.org

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Washington DC

SENATE PASSES HISTORIC HEALTH REFORM BUT LEAVES OUT SOME HISPANICS

On January 5, 2010, it was announced that the House and Senate Leadership will negotiate and develop a Compromise Health Care Reform Bill advancing the policy to a vote by both houses of Congress, anticipated this month or early February. WE URGE YOU TO GO TO www.nhmamd.org and send in your letter voicing your input to your Congressman and Senators for this historic process.

On December 24, 2009, shortly after the Senate passed the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” (HR 3590), National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) leaders applauded the measure’s efforts to help Americans lead healthier lives and to get the resources they need to reach or sustain a healthy weight.  (Note NHMA is a member of the NHLA, which also formed a broader campaign, Latinos United for Health Care and all encourage participation and input from the Latino community for health reform.)However, Hispanic leaders acknowledge the Senate Bill does not go as far as the House Bill to help Hispanics and will continue to voice support for the following major issues : 1. authorized immigrants should not have to wait 5 years to get public services (Medicaid, low income subsidies); 2. Puerto Ricans and undocumented immigrants should be allowed to pay for private insurance through the health insurance exchange; 3. Support for the public option – more low cost health insurance plans.
Both Bills (Senate and House) include a number of provisions to prevent and treat Hispanics and other underserved that represent an important step forward to improving our community’s health under health care reform:
INCREASE ACCESS TO CARE THRU INSURANCE CHANGES – increased eligibility (family plans, youth age increases on family plan to age 26, Medicaid up to 133% FPL, health insurance exchange for lower cost insurance) access to care; free preventive care; no doughnut hole for Medicare drug benefit; small business tax credits and minimum premiums and low income subsidies to make insurance more affordable;  THROUGH HEALTH CARE CHANGES – home health care services and long term care/rehab care to decrease hospital admissions will provide more care to poor elderly >

INCREASED QUALITY FOCUS – bundling of payments, focus on Value to patient care rather than single service outcomes, increased cultural competence and patient centeredness, language services, health literacy

 
TRANSFORMATION OF DISEASE CARE FOCUS TO PREVENTION - greater support for preventive care, mental health care and integrative care to cut down on chronic diseases with national strategy that includes state public health infrastructure to provide new community transformation grants to address the social determinants of health, a priority for eliminating minority health disparities, training on prevention
 
MINORITY HEALTH LEADERSHIP - elevating the Office of Minority Health to the Office of the Secretary and Senate Bill also elevates the National Center of Minority Health and Health Disparities to an NIH Institute;
 
INCREASED DIVERSITY IN HEALTH PROFESSIONS – increased Title VII and VIII diversity programs surpassing 2005 levels of support – Health Careers Opportunity Program, Centers of Excellence, nurse diversity association grants
 
INCREASED REIMBURSEMENT FOR SAFETY NET PROVIDERS – increased support for Federal clinics system, hospitals in higher use states (low income areas) to have increased support, NHSC major increase, bonus for physicians and new advanced nursing clinics, new oral health and community worker support
 
INCREASED PRIMARY CARE CAREER AND TRAINING FOCUS – major redirection of GME for primary care – new clinic training program, residency positions that are unmatched to be converted to primary care program slots, cultural competence training with new National Workforce Strategy ----with State Workforce Development Grants to address shortages, diversity and planning in their states in consortium models
 
THE PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT -  Immediate Benefits
Almost immediately, the American people will see the benefits of this historic legislation.  With the first year of enactment of this legislation, this bill fixes our broken health system by:
 
Providing affordable coverage to the uninsured with pre-existing conditions
Improving care to seniors
Lowering prescription drug costs
Reducing costs for small businesses through tax credits on premiums
Extending coverage for young adults
Providing preventative care free of charge
Prohibiting discrimination on the basis of salary, gender or existing illness
Eliminating lifetime limits on the amount of coverage a person may receive
Making health insurance plans more transparent and competitive
 
Unfortunately, SENATOR MENENDEZ, the sole Hispanic Senator, had an amendment to include immigrants and Puerto Ricans in Health Reform that did not get introduced in the time allotted for amendments. From his website, HIGHLIGHTED MENENDEZ PROVISIONS INCLUDED IN THE LEGISLATION include:
  • Approx $70 million per year in savings for hospitals Current law ensures that hospitals in highly-urban states are protected from receiving unfairly low Medicare reimbursements. Provision would ensure that the costs associated with this protection are shared by hospitals nationwide..
  • AUTISM - Requiring insurance plans to provide behavioral health treatments. Plans in the exchange must cover behavioral health treatments as part of the minimum benefits standard.
  • Tax credit for critical biotechnology research performed by small firms. Creates a credit that would encourage investments in new therapies to prevent, diagnose, and treat acute and chronic disease, lower health care costs.
  • New Jersey funding for Medicare Advantage transition (as part of amendment by Sen. Ron Wyden). Amendment would include parts of New Jersey as one of only a handful of states that will receive funding to help seniors in the transition of Medicare Advantage from "fee-for-service" reimbursements to competitive bidding.
  • Out-of-pocket cost limit for families between 300-400 percent of the federal poverty level - IMPORTANT FOR HIGH COST OF LIVING STATES. For those between 300-400 percent of FPL, within the same actuarial value, the benefit will include an out-of-pocket limit equal to two-thirds of the Health Savings Account (HSA) current law limit.
  • Excluding more middle-class families, seniors from excise tax on high-value insurance plans - IMPORTANT FOR HIGH COST OF LIVING STATES (joined Sen. Kerry on amendment). Successfully fought to raise tax thresholds for retirees and high-risk workers so that their additional health needs could be recognized. Successfully fought to raise the indexing of the high premium excise tax threshold to save millions of family policies from being hit. Successfully included high-cost state transition rules which would give states like New Jersey higher thresholds than the rest of the country for the first three years.
  • Urban Medicare Hospitals. Some urban hospitals are highly dependent on Medicare payments because they serve high proportions of Medicare patients, but, unlike many otherwise similar hospitals, they do not receive any special add-on payments. This would provide for a study for a special add-on payment to be afforded this select group of hospitals that could be designated as urban Medicare-dependent hospitals.
 

 

NHMA PROGRAMS

 

 

 

Hispanic Physicians Leadership Initiative - NHMA is planning the Leadership Institute for medical society and health association leaders in the NHMA network at the Annual Conference with the US DHHS Office of Minority Health – meeting will be Friday, Mar. 26, 2010. NHMA is also updating its portal calendar for CME and other meetings from the Hispanic medical societies and information for providers on diabetes, obesity and cancer. American Cancer Society supporting this effort too.
NHMA Council of Medical Societies – State and Regional Hispanic Medical Societies that have MOUs with NHMA ---Dr. Sam Arce, past president of the Spanish American Medical and Dental Society of NY, volunteers to be next Chairman for the group of presidents to continue to build the capacity to advance Hispanic health in the States and work with NHMA at the national level. The NHMA Board of Directors will be formally nominating Dr. Arce to become a member of the Board in February. This year the Council will continue to increase joint membership and to advocate for health care reform.
NHMA Council of Residents – Dr. JP Sanchez, Resident at Montefiore, continues to lead the planning effort to organize the structure to include resident coordinators across the nation starting in large cities with Hispanic residents. The first NY Council of Residents event took place in November at the NY Academy of Medicine with 25 persons in attendance from the area hospitals, including some faculty and medical students and NHMA President & CEO. NHMA Membership Director sent letters of invitation to primary care residency directors for automatic membership of Hispanic residents.
NHMA 14th Annual Conference – “Health Care Transformation to Increase Prevention and Health Promotion for Hispanic Communities” March 25-28, 2010 –CME Conference for providers, professionals interested in advancing Hispanic health in policy, medical and health professions education, research, clinical arena. Join us in Washington, DC.
Opening Activities include Capitol Hill Visits to Senate and Congress, White House Briefing on Health Care Reform, Thursday, March 25th –followed by the Opening Reception at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC. REGISTER at www.nhmamd.org

 

–space is limited. See website for agenda!
Cancer Advocacy for Redes en Accion Program – In the House and Senate health reform bills, several cancer provisions for reducing cancer and cancer prevention were included. NHMA has been working with cancer coalitions and Congress to focus on chronic diseases such as cancer and prevention of obesity that will decrease cancer. Note Obesity is included as a Medicare demonstration project.
Alzheimer’s Disease – new project to advance learning of our providers for this disease will also be included at the conference plenary on dementia.
NHMA Partners with Secretary Sebelius and the HHS H1N1 Flu Campaigns – NHMA has urged all partners and the Hispanic Medical Societies to educate their patients about the H1N1 FLU. Next week is the national Vaccine Week ---see: http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/clinicians/ and Flu.gov for more information.
 
 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

 

 
 

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, The National Plan for Action Changing Outcomes - Achieving Health Equity
 

 

Public Comments Requested by February 12, 2010

 

 

 

National Plan for Action [HTML Print Version]
http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/npa/images/plan/printplan.html
National Plan for Action [PDF Version | 6MB]
http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/npa/images/plan/nationalplan.pdf
The National Plan for Action, which captures the status of health disparities in our country and proposes 20 strategies for their elimination, is a thoughtful and thorough collaborative effort of representatives from community, faith-based and non-profit organizations, academic institutions, foundations and Federal, State and local agencies.
 
Initiated by the Office of Minority Health, the National Plan for Action inspires us to move forward to implement the strategies and provides us a roadmap to make an impact in the elimination of health
disparities, a costly and undue burden on our country.
 
Comment forms are set up so that you may comment on individuals chapters of the report or on the report overall. Comments will not be posted at this time, but will be used for development of the final plan.
 
 

 

This plan will not be complete without your input. Please read individual chapters and take some time to add your voice to the thousands of concerned voices from around the United States. The plan will be available for your comment until February 12, 2010.
 
 

 

Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Loan & Scholarship Programs

 

 

 

The link below has information about scholarships, direct loans and loan repayment opportunities from HRSA, in addition to financial aid information from other government agencies.  Basically, an interested person can get a HRSA scholarship which includes tuition and a living stipend in exchange for 2-4 years of service in a health professional shortage area.  HRSA also provides up to $50,000 toward repayment of student loans in exchange for 2 years of service for primary care physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives and physician assistants. www.hrsa.gov/help/healthprofessions.htm

 

(just hit CTRL and right click on your mouse to open this link)
 
 

 

FDA Commissioner’s Fellowship Program

 

 

 

Touch the Lives of All Americans!
The FDA Commissioner’s Fellowship Program is a two-year training program designed to attract top-notch health professionals, food scientists, epidemiologists, engineers, pharmacists, statisticians, physicians and veterinarians. The Fellows work minutes from the nation’s capital at FDA’s new state-of-the-art White Oak campus in Silver Spring, Maryland or at other FDA facilities. The FDA Commissioner’s Fellowship offers competitive salaries with generous funds available for travel and supplies.
Coursework & Preceptorship
The FDA Commissioner’s Fellowship program combines coursework designed to provide an in-depth understanding of science behind regulatory review with the development of a carefully designed, agency
priority, regulatory science project.
 
 

 

Who Should Apply?
Applicants must have a Doctoral level degree to be eligible. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline will also be considered. Candidates must be a U.S. citizen, a non-citizen national
of the U.S., or have been admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence before the program start date.
For more information, or to apply, please visit: www.fda.gov/commissionersfellowships/default.htm.
 

 

Applications will be accepted from January 1, 2010 - March 15, 2010

 

 

 

 


 
 
 

 

Family Practitioner

 

 

 

 
Mary’s Center is a community health clinic whose mission is to build better futures through the delivery of health care, education, and social services.  Nice environment, great work hours and excellent benefits! We offer loan repayment.
The Family Practitioner will function as one of the primary medical service providers for Mary’s Center.
 

 

Qualifications: Must possess a M.D. or D.O. degree and a current licensed to practice Medicine in Maryland and DC.  Board Certification/eligibility in Family Medicine preferable.  A minimum of two (2) years of practicing medicine in a community health clinic environment and/or experience in working with immigrant or economically-disadvantage populations in a maternal/child healthcare setting highly desirable.  Spanish and English highly preferred.   A thorough understanding and knowledge of patient confidentiality issues and HIPAA compliance/regulations are essential.  Full time.
 
Please indicate the position you are interested in applying for in your cover letter. Please send your resume or CV and salary requirements to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Fax # 202-332-0541. http://www.maryscenter.org
 
 
 
 

 

Department of Health and Human Services

 

 

 

 

 

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
 
 

 

Director, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of

 

 

 

 

 

Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
 
The NIH seeks exceptional candidates for the position of Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). The Director will provide strong and visionary leadership for a complex organization that has as its mission to insure that children are born healthy and wanted and can achieve full potential for healthy and productive lives; that women suffer no harmful effects from reproductive processes; and that medical rehabilitation can optimize the health, productivity and independence of people with disabilities. In pursuit of this mission, the NICHD conducts and supports laboratory research, clinical trials, and epidemiological studies that explore health processes; examines the impact of disabilities, diseases, and defects on the lives of individuals; and sponsors training programs for scientists, doctors, and researchers. The Director plans, sets goals and priorities for and ensures the continuous evaluation of an integrated and coordinated program of basic and applied biomedical and behavioral research investigations, clinical trials, and epidemiological and longitudinal studies. All of these research efforts provide the data, information and advances needed to influence not only emerging scientific opportunities but also evolving clinical practice and public health as it affects the health and well-being of the overall public and the populations of interest to the Institute. To carry out its mission, the NICHD has a budget of $1.3 billion and a staff of approximately 1200—including 620 full time equivalent employees. The NICHD is located on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland; in offices in Rockville, Maryland; and in research facilities in Poolesville, Maryland, and Detroit, Michigan.
 
Applicants must possess an M.D. or Ph.D. degree, have ongoing senior-level research experience, and be a recognized authority in one or more scientific areas related topediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and/or reproductive health. Candidates should also demonstrate experience and an understanding of research and clinical management issues associated with both physical and developmental disabilities. The duties of this position require outstanding scientific knowledge and experience in the broad fields of biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and translational research. A complete understanding of the Federal Government’s organization and administration of scientific grants and programs, and of related clinical research policies, is requisite for the position. Applicants must also demonstrate an exceptional ability to communicate directly to the scientific community and to the public about important scientific priorities, significant research findings, and critical public health topics.
Salary is commensurate with experience, and full Federal benefits, including leave, health and life insurance, retirement and savings plan (401K equivalent), will be provided.
A detailed vacancy announcement that includes application procedures is available at: http://www.jobs.nih.gov (under Executive Jobs). Questions may be addressed to Ms. Lynnita Jacobs at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Application packages must be received by 11:59 p.m., Friday, February 26, 2010. DHHS AND NIH ARE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERS

NHMA Newsletter February 2010

National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) Newsletter - February 2010

Washington, DC

Federal Health Care Reform will Benefit Hispanic Health

NHMA President supports continuation of Health Reform negotiations in Congress and the Senate and at the White House, along with members of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda at a Capitol Hill Press Conference, including the Hispanic Federation, MALDEF, National Puerto Rican Coalition, and the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Hispanic key issues: increased insured persons, affordable health insurance with subsidies and limited premiums to 10% of income, increased clinics, DSH and support for safety net hospitals and medical practices, no new verification for health care benefits, no 5 year ban for legal immigrants, participation of Puerto Rico and immigrants for health exchange, expand Office of Minority Health and establish a National Institute of Minority Health, increase Hispanic physicians, nurses, dentists, and public health workforce and Hispanic leadership in the public health system and increase prevention, tort reform and primary care incentives for doctors, and cultural competence training and language services throughout the health system

The Hispanic organizations have also met with Senate and Congress leaders and their staff to support their efforts to continue working for health reform. NHMA and US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce were part of an expose on health reform and Hispanics in the Jan/Feb Issue of Hispanic Business Magazine.

NHMA President First Lady Michelle Obama invites NHMA president on stage with her as she launches a National Campaign to Fight Child Obesity. NHMA is proud to be called on to partner with the First Lady and will outreach to our NHMA Council of Medical Societies to work to educate our communities on healthy lifestyles for children, including nutrition and physical exercise.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius calls on NHMA to help the department’s H1N1 campaign target Hispanic communities. Rios was invited to meet with the Office of the Secretary chief of staff, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs director, and the Office of Minority Health director to introduce the new staff on how NHMA can assist with national preparedness and public health efforts to educate the Hispanic community on vaccination for the swine flu. NHMA enlisted the NHMA Council of Medical Societies at their monthly conference call to encourage their members to increase the education of patients across the country.

Office on Women’s Health, the Office of Minority Health and the Surgeon General’s Office include Dr. Elena Rios on the Steering Committee for the new Lupus Campaign efforts to develop medical and nursing curriculum in the country. Of note, NHMA has been a partner with the OWH Lupus Campaign over the past year with the Ad Council focused on public health education about lupus which disproportionately affects Hispanic and African Americans. If NHMA members are interested in serving in the workgroups, please call NHMA office.

The Health Resources and Services Administration included the NHMA in its new Strategic Planning Project to increase minority participation in the health workforce development programs. NHMA Board of Directors members, Dr. Rios, Dr. Joan Reede and Dr. Kathy Flores are participating in the strategic planning for new ways to measure the impact of Title VII and Title VIII programs that impact diversity of medical and nursing professional students and faculty. Rios presented the recommendations from the National Hispanic Health Foundation’s Summit with the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation (that included 25 invited Hispanic and African American medical education leaders) calling for a new approach to leadership and commitment at the institution level ---to include diversity as a component of excellence and not as a marginal activity. HRSA should support regional minority student recruitment efforts with improved data collection on the impact on the careers of these students. An important career measurement should include leadership of Hispanic physicians and nurses in the health sector.

NHMA PROGRAMS UPDATE

National Hispanic Physician Leadership Initiative

, funded by the Office of Minority Health, US DHHS – New NHMA Leadership Institute to be convened for presidents of Hispanic medical societies and health professional associations with welcome remarks by NHMA president, Dr. Rios and the director of the OMH, Dr. Graham and leadership skills building by Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford, president of the NY Academy of Medicine.

NHMA 14th Annual Conference, “Health Care Transformation to Increase Prevention and Health Promotion for the Hispanic Community” at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC on March 25-28th.

See www.nhmamd.org for updated agenda and registration and sponsorship opportunities.
Of note, NHMA has invited First Lady Michelle Obama to discuss her new Child Obesity Education Campaign, “Let’s Move.” Secretary Sebelius, HRSA, EPA, AHRQ directors invited to discuss their priorities for health promotion for our communities. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, MD confirmed as the Keynote Speaker at the NHMA Awards Dinner, Mar. 27th and CDC Principal Deputy Director Dr. Arias confirmed for Opening Plenary on Mar. 26th.
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Alzheimer’s Association

- NHMA speaking at the Alzheimer’s DC Summit and establishing a Task Force with Hispanic physicians to educate medical societies about Alzheimer’s disease.

American Cancer Society

– supporting NHMA conference and portal to elevate the importance of prevention and treatment of Hispanic cancer patients.

Redes en Accion

– NHMA continues to partner to advocate Congress for cancer prevention programs and research in the Federal government.

NHMA NETWORKS

NHMA LEADERSHIP FELLOWS CORNER

---Congratulations to Dr. Onelia Lage from Miami who has been appointed to be the first Latina President of a State Medical Board. The appointment comes at a time in history when the licensure is being looked at as a way to increase competencies for physicians -----such as for cultural competence.

Thanks to Dr. Flavia Mercado from Atlanta who took part in a relief mission to Haiti with other physicians and nurses ---she would like to talk to others interested in helping with the relief effort. Call NHMA if interested.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Physicians Needed for Haiti Relief Efforts

Practicing physicians interested in supporting the earthquake relief effort in Haiti are invited to register through the AMA/NDLS™ Disaster Volunteer Physician Registry. The AMA is using the registry to facilitate and coordinate the deployment of physicians who are willing to volunteer with federal and private sector response organizations to respond to the earthquake. Given the physically challenging, austere, resource-constrained environment in Haiti, volunteers must be self-sufficient and able to work independently.

California State Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development

The Health Professions Education Foundation is pleased to announce the next application deadline - March 24, 2010 - for its scholarships and loan repayments. Eligible professions include allied health, vocational and registered nurses, mental health providers, physicians and other health professions.

Scholarships (awarded to current students) range from $4,000 to $13,000 and loan repayments (awarded to current health professionals) range from $8,000 to $105,000. Applicants awarded a scholarship or loan repayments are required to provide direct patient care in a medically underserved area for a specified period of time.

For more information, please visit our website at www.healthprofessions.ca.gov.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program

This research program is held at participating universities for 2 years, beginning July 1, 2011 with a scholar stipend of $59,500 in Year 1. To be eligible, physicians must be committed to a career in academic medicine, public health, and health policy, interested in leadership. You must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
Deadline – Feb. 26, 2010, 3:00 pm (EST)
Contact: Kristin Siebenaler, deputy director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (919) 843-1351

FDA Commissioner’s Fellowship Program

Touch the Lives of All Americans!
The FDA Commissioner’s Fellowship Program is a two-year training program designed to attract top-notch health professionals, food scientists, epidemiologists, engineers, pharmacists, statisticians, physicians and veterinarians. The Fellows work minutes from the nation’s capital at FDA’s new state-of-the-art White Oak campus in Silver Spring, Maryland or at other FDA facilities. The FDA Commissioner’s Fellowship offers competitive salaries with generous funds available for travel and supplies.
Coursework & Preceptorship
The FDA Commissioner’s Fellowship program combines coursework designed to provide an in-depth understanding of science behind regulatory review with the development of a carefully designed, agency priority, regulatory science project.
Who Should Apply?
Applicants must have a Doctoral level degree to be eligible. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline will also be considered. Candidates must be a U.S. citizen, a non-citizen national of the U.S., or have been admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence before the program start date. For more information, or to apply, please visit: www.fda.gov/commissionersfellowships/default.htm.
Applications will be accepted from December 15, 2009 – April 15, 2010

National Institutes of Health, National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences
Director, Division of Extramural Research and Training (DERT)
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the National Institutes of Health is seeking an exceptional candidate to fill the position of Director, Division of Extramural Research and Training (DERT). The incumbent of this position will direct the Institute’s Extramural Research Program, which is organized into seven branches and centers and is composed of 56 positions (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/supported/dert/index.cfm). DERT is responsible for approximately 874 research grants, including those supported by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funds (ARRA), for a total of $388 million. The Division supports environmental health sciences research, from basic mechanistic research to clinical studies, including children’s health, breast cancer, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, respiratory diseases and reproductive health, to name a few. The Division is developing the next generation of environmental scientists through training, fellowship, and career development programs.

The position of Director, DERT, is one of the top five senior level positions reporting directly to the Director, NIEHS and is part of the Institute’s leadership team. The Director, DERT also serves as a principal advisor to the Institute Director on scientific affairs affecting the extramural community; develops and recommends procedures and policy for the execution of the research program; determines effectiveness of current programs and recommends new research programs in order to meet national environmental health needs. Additionally, the incumbent will develop collaborations and relationships with other Federal agencies, advocacy groups and industry.

Candidates must have an M.D., Ph.D. or a doctoral degree in a discipline relevant to environmental health sciences and have a strong publication record. Applicants should be aware of current trends, research directions and needs in environmental health sciences and be conversant with the policy implications of the research. Candidates should have a proven track record of administrative experience and scientific program development. Familiarity with NIH procedures and programs is preferred. Adherence to NIH ethics policies is required. This is a Title 42 appointment and salary will be commensurate with level of experience.

Please send questions regarding the position to: Search Committee Chair, Dr. Robert T Croyle, NCI at 301 594-6776 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please send questions regarding the Institute/Division to: Dr. Steven Kleeberger, NIEHS 919-541- 3267 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Interested persons should submit curriculum vitae, contact information for 3 people to provide a reference, a statement regarding reasons for interest in the position and unique qualifications by February 27, 2010 to: Ms. Stephanie Jones, NIEHS, Office of Human Resources, P.O. Box 12233, Mail-drop K1-1, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Vacancy: NIEHS-10-DERT.
DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers. This position is subject to a background investigation.

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Director, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of
Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

The NIH seeks exceptional candidates for the position of Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). The Director will provide strong and visionary leadership for a complex organization that has as its mission to insure that children are born healthy and wanted and can achieve full potential for healthy and productive lives; that women suffer no harmful effects from reproductive processes; and that medical rehabilitation can optimize the health, productivity and independence of people with disabilities. In pursuit of this mission, the NICHD conducts and supports laboratory research, clinical trials, and epidemiological studies that explore health processes; examines the impact of disabilities, diseases, and defects on the lives of individuals; and sponsors training programs for scientists, doctors, and researchers. The Director plans, sets goals and priorities for and ensures the continuous evaluation of an integrated and coordinated program of basic and applied biomedical and behavioral research investigations, clinical trials, and epidemiological and longitudinal studies. All of these research efforts provide the data, information and advances needed to influence not only emerging scientific opportunities but also evolving clinical practice and public health as it affects the health and well-being of the overall public and the populations of interest to the Institute. To carry out its mission, the NICHD has a budget of $1.3 billion and a staff of approximately 1200—including 620 full time equivalent employees. The NICHD is located on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland; in offices in Rockville, Maryland; and in research facilities in Poolesville, Maryland, and Detroit, Michigan.

Applicants must possess an M.D. or Ph.D. degree, have ongoing senior-level research experience, and be a recognized authority in one or more scientific areas related to pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and/or reproductive health. Candidates should also demonstrate experience and an understanding of research and clinical management issues associated with both physical and developmental disabilities. The duties of this position require outstanding scientific knowledge and experience in the broad fields of biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and translational research. A complete understanding of the Federal Government’s organization and administration of scientific grants and programs, and of related clinical research policies, is requisite for the position. Applicants must also demonstrate an exceptional ability to communicate directly to the scientific community and to the public about important scientific priorities, significant research findings, and critical public health topics.

Salary is commensurate with experience, and full Federal benefits, including leave, health and life insurance, retirement and savings plan (401K equivalent), will be provided.

A detailed vacancy announcement that includes application procedures is available at: http://www.jobs.nih.gov (under Executive Jobs). Questions may be addressed to Ms. Lynnita Jacobs at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Application packages must be received by 11:59 p.m., Friday, February 26, 2010.

CHAIR
Department of Surgery
University of Connecticut School of Medicine

The University of Connecticut School of Medicine seeks an energetic and visionary leader with evidence of strong leadership skills and a commitment to academic medicine to chair the Department of Surgery. The ideal candidate is a Professor or Associate Professor at an academic institution who has the proven background and skills required to ensure vigorous departmental growth both academically and clinically. The successful applicant will be a skilled practitioner with a demonstrated commitment to and experience in both research and education.

The Department of Surgery includes the Divisions of General Surgery, Urology, ENT, Vascular Surgery and Neurosurgery. The Chair will be responsible for enhancing the academic and clinical productivity of these divisions. The appropriate resources will be available for the Chair to accomplish these goals.

The University of Connecticut Health Center is a vibrant organization composed of the School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, John Dempsey Hospital, and the UCONN Medical Group. The Health Center pursues a mission of providing outstanding health care through patient care, research, and public service. The Health Center's campus is situated on 162 acres of wooded hilltop in the beautiful, historic community of Farmington. The Health Center is an important contributor to the local and regional economy of the state of Connecticut.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and a curriculum vitae. The application should be transmitted electronically in RTF or PDF format via https://jobs.uchc.edu/CSS_External/CSSPage_Welcome.asp, search code 2010-480 or sent directly to the search committee Chair, Dr. Jay Lieberman in care of his assistant at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Jay R. Lieberman, MD, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 263 Farmington Avenue, MC5456, Farmington, CT 06030-5456.

UCHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/PwD

NHMA NET March/April 2010

National Hispanic Medical Association NHMA NET March/April 2010

Washington, DC

Legislative Update

 

Historic Health Reform for America is Passed


President Obama and Congress were successful in signing health care reform into law this past month. NHMA thanks all our networks who joined our efforts to send letters of concern about the importance of including Hispanic issues in the new bill. Although we didn’t obtain all our requests, we feel extremely happy that access to affordable health insurance will be a reality for more Hispanics in the near future. In addition, we look forward to advanced prevention, quality health care including cultural competence and language services, and primary care health workforce efforts in our communities. NHMA will work with the Federal government as it rolls out new health care reform efforts targeted to the Hispanic and other underserved communities.

 

National Obesity Campaign


On Feb. 9th, NHMA was invited to the First Lady Michelle Obama develops “Let’s Move” launch event at the White House. NHMA has signed on as a partner to develop its campaign effort through its Hispanic Medical Societies and the National Network of Hispanic Health Professional Leadership Network to focus on child obesity. The new campaign will focus on increasing awareness and changing behavior ---NHMA plans to encourage speaker’s bureaus and educating policymakers at the state and national level on the First Lady’s program. Supporters of the campaign have developed a new foundation to bring together RWJF, Kellogg, The California Endowment and private sector as well as major agencies of the Federal government. See white house.gov for more information.

On Feb. 25th, President Obama convened Republican and Democratic Senators and Congressmen to discuss health care reform issues to try to find common ground for the next and final stage of health care reform legislative development. Of not, Congressman Xavier Becerra, one of the leadership for Congress, participated.

NHMA has been supportive of health reform because it will benefit Hispanics who suffer from tremendous health care barriers leading to poor health status. NHMA has been working with Hispanic organizations calling for the legislation to consider lifting the 5 year ban for authorized immigrants, establish the health exchange in Puerto Rico and territories, limit verification protocols so as not to block access to health care, expand programs to eliminate racial/ethnic health care disparities including the Office of Minority Health, data collection including race/ethnicity and language, HCOP and COE and programs that increase diversity in the workforce, targeted prevention at the community level and more.

President Obama’s summary principles include to support health the Senate bill that needs to be fixed that will have care reform legislation including:
Access – 31 million insured – by making bill more affordable, closing the donut hole;
Accountability of insurance companies;
Increased Medicaid to all states, not just to Nebraska;
Additionally the following key GOP issues were included
Develop a program to decrease health care fraud and waste
Malpractice courts demonstration program
Increase Medicaid reimbursement for physicians
Support health savings accounts

NHMA Comments on the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health Strategic Plan

In February, NHMA provided public comments on the Office of Minority Health National Action Plan, based on regional summits that were convened in 2008, including:

The Office of Minority Health is never discussed as the lead agency for the Department of Health and Human Services to coordinate and convene public and private partners to determine the strategies to eliminate health disparities for race and ethnic populations.

The NAP report should discuss more programs to improve the health care workforce besides the National Health Service Corps which focuses on geographic distribution, given the new Administration’s interest in improving access to minority populations -Minority HIV AIDS Initiative, the Health Careers Opportunity Program, the Hispanic, Minority, Native American Centers of Excellence, etc.

In terms of subpopulations, only asthma was brought up as being very high with Puerto Ricans. The US – Mexico Border health and international health and health of immigrants and refugees should also be included.

Principles of the National Action Plan are Partnerships and Cultural and Linguistic Competency to eliminate gaps in health care and health status. Five core areas for improvement include: Awareness, Leadership, Health and health system, Cultural and linguistic competence, and Research and evaluation. Leadership is to be addressed at all levels, but in the text it is only addressed for community leaders. The discussion of cultural competence and language should mention the important OMH programs such as the CLAS Standards, the Center for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services, the bilingual community coalitions, the HRSA training of cultural competence programs in health professions programs and faculty development. Research –should mention both AHRQ and NIH and CDC supported research that has addressed health disparities for racial and ethnic populations.

Obesity was not mentioned as a major part of the report ----only in behavioral discussion.
Health/Health System Strategy for Schools ---missing: prevention information, lifestyle behavior change education ---youth need to be taught about nutrition and healthy choices, eating in moderation, physical activity, etc.

 

NHMA PROGRAMS UPDATE

NHMA 14th Annual Conference – a SUCCESS!

Dr. Sumaya welcomed the audience to the conference. This year we learned about Federal government, States and private sector programs focus on efforts to improve Prevention to the Hispanic community. Given the timeliness of the conference (within days of the President’s signing of the Health Care Reform Bill), NHMA president presented an overview of health care reform and educated the audience on the details of the bill. The HHS speakers, including Dr. Clancy of AHRQ, Dr. Collins of CDC, Dr. Wakefield of HRSA and the Surgeon General Regina Benjamin all addressed how their offices have planned to implement the effort and will work with NHMA to reach the Hispanic population. The presidents of our partners, the National Medical Association, the Association of American Indian Physicians, the Council of Asian and Pacific Islander Physicians, the National Association of Hispanic Nurses and the Hispanic Dental Association all addressed their priorities for implementing health reform and continuing to advocate with NHMA for our communities.

Our state and private partners who addressed the audience about their prevention models of success included Florida’s Surgeon General, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Johnson and Johnson Diabetes Institute, Kaiser Permanente and Latina Contra Cancer.

The Conference also included a special signing ceremony of an Memorandum of Understanding with the NHMA Board of Directors Executive Committee and the National Coordinator Latino Medical Student Association to work more closely together in the future. The conference ended with a special session on the Cultural Competence Policy Update presentations from the Joint Commission, AAMC, Federation of State Medical Boards, National Quality Forum and Florida Medical Board.

As for NHMA assisting the next generation ---we had medical school recruiters talk to local high school and college students and the US Army talk to medical students and residents about leadership careers. Finally, the sponsors and the exhibit hall all helped to make this year’s conference a Successful Learning and Networking Event.

The 100 or so presenters’ powerpoints and plenary session videos will be on the NHMA website soon.

Redes en Accion

– NHMA president presented the Health Care Reform Senate Bill and called for support of health reform legislation at the Annual Steering Committee meeting in March. This national cancer research network in San Antonio with Amelie Ramirez, PhD and the researchers who focus on Hispanics with cancer.

American Cancer Society

supported the NHMA Annual Conference to educate more of our physicians about the importance of their resources for Hispanic patients with cancer.

Alzheimer’s Association

is partnering with NHMA to empower physicians to link to their campaign for early detection, especially since recent studies show Hispanics have increased cases of Alzheimer’s disease.

Hispanic Physician Leadership Development

– NHMA convened its first Leadership Institute at the NHMA Annual Conference for the presidents of the Hispanic medical societies and health professional associations. Dr. Garth Graham presented the priorities of health disparities from the Office of Minority Health and Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford, president, New York Academy of Medicine, led a skills-building exercise on leadership development. NHMA will continue to build the communications between the presidents for its national campaign efforts this year.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS


GENERAL PEDIATRICIAN

Full-time general pediatrician needed for the Arlington Pediatric Center, a state of the art pediatric medical home in Arlington, VA, a close-in suburb of Washington DC. We are looking for a dynamic pediatrician with a strong commitment to community pediatrics to join our group. APC serves as a safety net provider for children of low income families in a highly diverse community. Practice has excellent support services with care coordinators for CYSHCN and mental health services on site. Position includes working at second site, a hospital-based clinic, as teaching attending for students and residents. Academic appointment is available. Call duties 1:4. Competitive salary and benefits package. Bilingual in English and Spanish strongly preferred. Please send cover letter and CV to: Gonzalo Paz-Soldan, Medical Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


FACULTY POSITION
IN PEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY AND STRABISMUS

The UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute and Department of Ophthalmology are recruiting at Assistant Professor level in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Responsibilities include development of an independent research program, education, and patient care at Jules Stein Eye Institute and an affiliate hospital. Candidates must have a track record of teaching, two years experience post ophthalmology residency, have completed an AAPOS accredited fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, and be board certified or eligible in Ophthalmology. Additional fellowship training or record of successful funded research preferred. Send curriculum vitae, names of three references, and letter describing interests and accomplishments to:

Joseph Demer, M.D., Ph.D.
Pediatric Faculty Search Committee Chair
Jules Stein Eye Institute
100 Stein Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7002
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The UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute and Department of Ophthalmology is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The department is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with trainees of diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to healthcare. Candidates should describe previous activities mentoring women, minorities, students with disabilities, and other under-represented groups. The University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.


REGIONAL MEDICAL DIRECTOR


This position can be located anywhere in the West Region. The Regional Medical Director - West will have full and primary accountability for region-specific patient management, including utilization management and clinical sales support activities across all segments. This role will also work collaboratively with the regional network management team and medical economics unit. This position will help to identify and implement leading-edge initiatives to enhance the focus and discipline associated with patient/quality management and medical cost-effectiveness. In directing healthcare delivery for the region in a `shared services` model, this role will work closely with senior management to understand the business needs and strategies of the various market segments. Subsequently, this role will implement new initiatives to achieve a range of operating performance metrics. This position will provide input on the effective utilization of the associated with the region’s network contracts. This position will be guided by quantitative and qualitative metrics with respect to the delivery for medical and patient management initiatives. This process will be executed in concert with expense budgets, ensuring alignment with the overall business plans and objectives for the region and the company.

Responsibilities:
-Collaborate with the head of West region to develop and execute both short- and long-range strategic plans for the Regional Healthcare Management organization across all business segments.
-Maintain an appropriate and effective organizational structure to support the business strategy and achieve desired outcomes.
-Provide input to network management for regional market network creation, contracting, fees, and all other related activities necessary to drive optimal results.
-Cross-segment accountability for the regional Patient Management organizations, including the development, implementation and execution of PM strategy.
-Collaborate with National Medical Services and National Patient Management Organizations to ensure PM execution is aligned with overall health policy and strategy.
-Regional shared responsibility for field compliance and public relations.
-Develops and maintains relationships with local and state medical associations as well as hospital and physician organizations.

Requirements:
-MD, Board Certified in a recognizes specialty including 5 or more years in post-graduate direct patient care Active and current state medical license without encumbrances
-Significant managed care leadership experience with demonstrated results leading broad scope initiatives and change
-Broad managerial role in matrixed environment
-Advanced degree in business or public health desirable

Additional Information:
Candidates will have a significant and demonstrated track record of management and leadership success over a range of healthcare delivery programs and operations. Candidates will have held regional accountabilities for impacting and enhancing healthcare delivery, as well as for the associated financial and operating performance metrics on behalf of an organization. Possessing a comprehensive knowledge of the healthcare marketplace, candidates will be conversant in diverse functional disciplines from both a strategic and tactical perspective. He/she will understand the key competitive and market dynamics, and in this regard, will guide and oversee competitive and trends analysis, cognizant of the region-specific issues which exist in the delivery of healthcare programs. With a significant understanding of the various types of health insurance and managed care products (HMO, PPO, POS and others), candidates will have in-depth knowledge of provider contracting, and network strategy and policies. Candidates will have a thorough understanding for the hospital, physician, and alternative provider systems, and will have a significant track record for impacting patient and quality management delivery models. In terms of financial acumen, candidates will fully understand the key financial drivers and concepts which include, financial planning and analysis, budgeting, and expense management.

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Regional Medical Director

This position can be located anywhere in the Northeast Region. The Regional Medical Director - Northeast will have full and primary accountability for region-specific patient management, including utilization management and clinical sales support activities across all segments. This role will also work collaboratively with the regional network management team and medical economics unit. This position will help to identify and implement leading-edge initiatives to enhance the focus and discipline associated with patient/quality management and medical cost-effectiveness. In directing healthcare delivery for the region in a `shared services` model, this role will work closely with senior management to understand the business needs and strategies of the various market segments. Subsequently, this role will implement new initiatives to achieve a range of operating performance metrics. This position will provide input on the effective utilization of the associated with the region's network contracts. This position will be guided by quantitative and qualitative metrics with respect to the delivery for medical and patient management initiatives. This process will be executed in concert with expense budgets, ensuring alignment with the overall business plans and objectives for the region and the company.

Responsibilities:
-Collaborate with the head of Northeast region to develop and execute both short- and long-range strategic plans for the Regional Healthcare Management organization across all business segments.
-Maintain an appropriate and effective organizational structure to support the business strategy and achieve desired outcomes.
-Provide input to network management for regional market network creation, contracting, fees, and all other related activities necessary to drive optimal results.
-Cross-segment accountability for the regional Patient Management organizations, including the development, implementation and execution of PM strategy.
-Collaborate with National Medical Services and National Patient Management -Organizations to ensure PM execution is aligned with overall health policy and strategy.
-Regional shared responsibility for field compliance and public relations.
-Develops and maintains relationships with local and state medical associations as well as hospital and physician organizations.

Requirements:
-MD, Board Certified in a recognizes specialty including 5 or more years in post-graduate direct patient care
-Active and current state medical license without encumbrances
-Significant managed care leadership experience with demonstrated results leading broad scope initiatives and change
-Broad managerial role in matrixed environment
-Advanced degree in business or public health desirable

Additional Information:
Candidates will have a significant and demonstrated track record of management and leadership success over a range of healthcare delivery programs and operations. Candidates will have held regional accountabilities for impacting and enhancing healthcare delivery, as well as for the associated financial and operating performance metrics on behalf of an organization. Possessing a comprehensive knowledge of the healthcare marketplace, candidates will be conversant in diverse functional disciplines from both a strategic and tactical perspective. He/she will understand the key competitive and market dynamics, and in this regard, will guide and oversee competitive and trends analysis, cognizant of the region-specific issues which exist in the delivery of healthcare programs. With a significant understanding of the various types of health insurance and managed care products (HMO, PPO, POS and others), candidates will have in-depth knowledge of provider contracting, and network strategy and policies. Candidates will have a thorough understanding for the hospital, physician, and alternative provider systems, and will have a significant track record for impacting patient and quality management delivery models. In terms of financial acumen, candidates will fully understand the key financial drivers and concepts which include, financial planning and analysis, budgeting, and expense management.

We value leadership, creativity and initiative. If you share those values and a commitment to excellence and innovation, consider a career with our company. Interested candidates may visit careerbuilder.com and search for opportunities in Hartford, CT under company name Aetna.

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NHMA NET May 2010

National Hispanic Medical Association NHMA NET May 2010

Washington, DC

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

President Obama Signs Historic Health Care Reform Legislation

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. A week later, he signed the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act. The new law will cover 32 million uninsured ------Hispanics who now are estimated to have over 15 million uninsured are nearly half of the target for this new law ----

ACCESS

Immediate access to insurance for uninsured with pre-existing conditions
Small business tax credit up to 35% of contributions to health insurance for employees
Medicaid covers up to 133% all adults
Medicare offers $250 rebate for those entering the donut hole
Insurance plans to provide preventive services without deductibles
Dependent children to be covered on plans to 26 years of age
New reinsurance plan for early retiree plans (55-64 year olds)
Increased support for Community Health Centers
Consumer assistance, ombudsman programs, new HHS website

QUALITY

National quality strategy
Quality measures to include health disparities and reimbursement linkages to value of care for physicians and hospitals
Quality improvement demonstration projects in Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (public/private entity) – comparative effectiveness research

PREVENTION

Interagency Prevention Council
Public Health and Prevention Fund
Prevention programs such as worksite wellness, school clinics
Community Health Transformation Grants from CDC to States and local Health Depts

WORKFORCE

National Health Care Workforce Commission
Increase scholarships, loans, NHSC
Primary care focus of training – physicians, nurses, dentists, public health, mental health
Primary Care Extension Programs at state and local level

HEALTH DISPARITIES

– Office of Minority Health is codified; National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities is elevated to an Institute at the National Institutes of Health; data collection is mandated for race/ethnic identifiers; primary language; Cultural competence, public health and prevention, interdisciplinary care, mental health, oral health, community health workers becomes part of health professions training
Rural hospitals, Indian Health Services

ARIZONA LAW SB1070 SPURS A NATIONAL CALL FOR FEDERAL IMMIGRATION REFORM -

NHMA supports the Boycott of Arizona (not to plan large conventions and not to partner with large companies from the state) called by Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) and others over the past week until the law is overturned. See NCLR website to sign on to their boycott campaign.

NHMA requests you contribute to the legal action campaigns from sister organizations of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund (MALDEF) and LULAC, as well as the Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund, out of New York.

NHMA GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS - KEY MEETINGS:

White House - First Lady’s Let’s Move Campaign – to reduce child obesity. Future announcement to happen in mid-May with Federal agency report on new programs and grants; new Foundation: The Alliance for a Healthy America. NHMA is proud to be a partner and has participated in the Launch at the White House on February 9th.

US Department of Education – to learn about the Obama Administration focus on education and minorities, interest in showcasing healthy students ---NHMA invited to meet with the Office for Hispanic Educational Excellence, established by President Bush Sr.’s executive order in the late 80s and renewed by each president since.

US Department of Interior – to learn about the Obama Administration focus on the great outdoors – not only the federal parks, but the urban parks initiative to increase places for exercise in our communities. EPA and Department of Agriculture Secretaries joined Secretary Ken Salazar at this historic event – first meeting since President Teddy Roosevelt on the Great Outdoors ---of note, Roosevelt’s great grandson opened the meeting of 500 leaders from across the country.

National Minority Quality Forum/Congressional Black Caucus Spring HealthCare Braintrust Conference, Washington, DC – NHMA invited to address the importance of Health Care Reform to the audience of health professionals and industry and government leaders – Dr. Rios on the opening panel with NMA, AMA, American Hospital Association, and Association of Health Insurance Plans presidents.

On Day 2, Congresswoman Donna Christensen moderated a roundtable of federal agencies to discuss their plans for prevention that will be boosted with health care reform – FDA, HRSA, SAMHSA, Department of Transportation, and the Department of Housing – more programs across departments being created for healthier communities.

NHMA Board of Directors Welcomes New Members:

Jorge Puente, MD, Vice President, Pfizer Inc

Samuel Arce, MD, New York – Chairman, NHMA Council of Medical Societies

Alvaro Galvis, MD and PhD candidate, UCIrvine Medical School, National Coordinator of the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)

Also, we are proud to announce – NHMA Board Member, Richard Zapanta, MD, Monterey Park, California – appointed for first time to the LMSA Board of Directors Advisory Committee

 

NHMA PROGRAMS UPDATE


Alzheimer’s Association – NHMA working to empower Hispanic physicians and provided a forum for leadership development at the NHMA Annual Conference with NHMA Council of Medical Societies Presidents –to showcase the AA 10 Steps to Diagnose Alzheimer’s disease. We recognize the increase of the disease among Hispanics and African Americans and urge you to go to the NHMA Portal (HispanicHealth.info) for more information.

NHMA Leadership Fellowship is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services to develop the leadership training of 10 outstanding Hispanic physicians from across the country --- The program will include a one week NYU Institute and a one week Washington, DC Institute to meet national and state leaders and build leadership skills for policy efforts in their future.

NHMA Resident Leadership Program is also funded by HRSA to develop the career advancement of 20 Hispanic residents from across the country to pursue leadership whether in Academia or Private Practice by becoming aware of Federal and State government and advocacy organizations to work with in the future.

AMA Commission to End Disparities - NHMA President & CEO participated in the spring meeting of the Commission to help with the Policy Committee activity to support the efforts to implement Health Care Reform for our minority physicians and patients.

 

MEMBERS CORNER

NHMA PREMIER MEMBER NOMINATIONS REQUESTS THIS PAST MONTH:

(Note you must be a premier member (www.nhmamd.org) to be nominated -

Institute of Medicine Study: “Study of Geographic Adjustment Factors Under Medicare” – to be submitted to the Secretary of HHS and the Congress. Hispanic health economists and Medicare experts are being requested from NHMA, who receive no compensation from Medicare and are from a minority population.

CDC Advisory Committee on Immunizations – still open for 4 year term starting July 2011.

National Latino Infant Nutrition Task Force – funded by Abbott, chaired by one of our partners, Cecilia Pozi Filetti, past president, American Dietitian Association Latino Interest Group – request for two representatives from NHMA to review final publication/report

The Primary Care Medical Education Branch (PCMEB) of the Division of Medicine and Dentistry (DMD), Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services (HHS), is seeking potential grant reviewers for the following Section 747 grant program areas:

Academic Administrative Units in Primary Care
Predoctoral Training in Primary Care
Residency Training in Primary Care
Physician Faculty Development in Primary Care
Interdisciplinary and Interprofessional Joint Graduate Degree
Physician Assistant Training in Primary Care

NHMA Board of Directors Committees – Development, Communications, Programs, and Membership Committee

Join as a premier member of NHMA (www.nhmamd.org) and send your interest statement, CV to Bles Dones (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), NHMA Membership Director TODAY to take advantage of these key opportunities.

PARTIAL LIST OF CURRENT NHMA REPRESENTATIVES:

AMA Emergency Preparedness Task Force – Joey Perez, MD, U.S. Coast Guard, NHMA Resident Leadership Program Alumni

AMA Minority Affairs Consortium (MAC) – Miguel Fernandez, MD, San Antonio’s Health Department

March of Dimes Publication – Dr. Diana Ramos, Los Angeles Public Health Department in Reproductive Health Services and faculty, University of Southern California

AAMC Faculty Leadership and Diversity Study with the Albert Einstien PIs, Liz Lee, MD and JP Sanchez, MD – Kathy Flores, MD, Fresno, California and Onelia Lage, MD, Miami, Florida

National Diabetes Education Project/CDC/NIH – Trinidad Tellez, MD, Massachusetts

American Academy of Pediatrics Liaison – Marisa Herran, MD, Cleveland, Ohio

The National Dairy Council Liaison – Flavia Mercado, MD, Atlanta, Georgia

MEMBER NEWS:

Ciro Sumaya, MD, Chairman, NHMA Board of Directors to address the Texan Hispanic Medical Students now called Latino Medical Student Association Southwest Region at their Annual Conference in May.

Dr. Sumaya also was interviewed for NHMA on Univision to call attention to prevention of lung cancer through smoking cessation in April.

Flavia Mercado, MD, represents NHMA to the spring partnership meeting sponsored by The National Dairy Council to discuss prevention efforts in nutrition targeted to youth and the Fuel Up to 60 Campaign with the National Football League, NMA, past U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher and others.

The James Irvine Foundation selects Kathy Flores, MD, California NHMA Board of Directors Member for one of the six 2010 Leadership Award Recipients honored at a Luncheon on April 29, 2010. Kathy was recognized for “…developing an innovative model to prepare San JoaquinValley students for success in school and medical careers while cultivating a more diverse health care workforce”.
The Summit Health Institute for Research and Education, Inc. (SHIRE) to honor Elena Rios, MD, President & CEO, NHMA at a Washington DC Reception on May 20th for health care reform advocacy efforts, especially including the Office of Minority Health and the elevation of the National Center of Minority Health and Health Disparities to an Institute at NIH, cultural competence curriculum, health disparities priorities, HCOP and COE programs. Others being honored for the minority health advocacy are Fredette West, Chair, Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities Coalition (NHMA a member), Mara Youdelman, National Health Law Program, especially for her leadership on language policy.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

University of Connecticut Health Center

 

Hospital Director, John Dempsey Hospital


The University of Connecticut School of Medicine seeks an energetic and visionary leader to be responsible for the administration and management of the John Dempsey Hospital and its operations including strategic planning and direction, personnel, patient care and the financial operations of the hospital. The ideal candidate has a Bachelors and an advanced degree and 10 years of senior level professional experience in hospital or healthcare administration with demonstrated experience in strategic planning, program planning and quality management. A Certified Healthcare Executive (CHE) or Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) is preferred.

The University of Connecticut Health Center is a vibrant organization composed of the School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, John Dempsey Hospital, and the UCONN Medical Group. The Health Center pursues a mission of providing outstanding health care through patient care, research, and public service. The Health Center's campus is situated on 162 acres of wooded hilltop in the beautiful, historic community of Farmington. The Health Center is an important contributor to the local and regional economy of the state of Connecticut.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae or resume. The application should be transmitted electronically in RTF or PDF format via https://jobs.uchc.edu/CSS_External/CSSPage_Welcome.asp, search code 2010-797. Questions regarding this search should be directed to Joyce Smith, Director, Employment Services at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Bruce Liang, MD, search committee Chair, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

UCHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/PwD

 

Important Medical Student Scholarship Program


The National Health Service Corps Scholarship pays tuition, fees, and other educational costs (books, supplies, laboratory expenses, instruments, two sets of uniforms, and travel for one clinical rotation), tax free, for up to 4 years. Recipients also receive a monthly living stipend ($1,269 in 2009-2010) that is taxable income.
Eligibility: US Citizen or National; enrolled or accepted for enrollment to an accredited medical school in the U.S. Let your colleagues know –also for dental students, masters level nursing and midwives, physician assistants in bachelor’s or master’s level.
DEADLINE: JUNE 1st
http://nhsc.hrsa.gove/scholarship

 

Medical Officer Positions at CDC

The Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ), CDC, is recruiting for a GS 13 or GS 14 Medical Officer or Epidemiologist (or Commissioned Officer equivalent) to serve as a senior member of the U.S. - Mexico Unit, with official duty location in Mexico City, Mexico. This is a 2-year assignment and may be extended an additional 2 years. The ability to fluently speak, read, and write Spanish is required. This is a permanent CDC position.
The position will liaise with key partners to provide epidemiologic consultation on binational public health concerns and practices. The incumbent will advance CDC’s infectious disease activities in Mexico and the U.S.-Mexico border region with particular emphasis on those of the Division of Influenza and DGMQ. The incumbent will interact closely with the Secretaria de Salud’s General Directorate of Epidemiology (DGE), the National Public Health Reference Laboratory (InDRE), National Center for Epidemiologic Surveillance and Disease Control (CENAVECE), National Tuberculosis Program, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Cure TB and TB Net and other border health entities and organizations. Priority projects include mutually agreed upon binational infectious disease epidemiology projects with emphasis on influenza and binational surveillance, enhancement of binational TB case tracking, integration of panel physician TB diagnosis and treatment with the Mexican national TB control system. In addition, a priority is facilitating training of epidemiologists in the Mexico Preventive Medicine Residency program and binational exchanges of personnel with CDC.
This position is open to U.S. citizens. You do not need current or prior federal experience to apply. This vacancy is also being announced concurrently under merit promotion and is open to current and former federal employees. PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps should apply under the merit promotion announcement indicated under Who May Apply.
Interested persons may apply through the USA Jobs website (www.USAJobs.com). The job announcements are currently open and close on Monday, May 10, 2010:
• Medical Officer, GS-13: Job announcements HHS-CDC-D3-2010-0325 (open to U.S. citizens); HHS-CDC-T3-2010-0313 (open to current and former federal employees)
• Medical Officer, GS-14: Job announcements HHS-CDC-D3-2010-0332 (open to U.S. citizens); HHS-CDC-T3-2010-0323 (open to current and former federal employees)
Contact Stephen Waterman, MD, MPH (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., telephone 619-692-5659) for additional information.

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