• Welcome to NHMA

    Established in 1994 in Washington, DC, the National Hispanic Medical Association is a non-profit association representing the interests of 50,000 licensed Hispanic physicians in the United States. NHMA is dedicated to empowering Hispanic physicians to be leaders who will help eliminate health disparities and improve the health of Hispanics. NHMA's vision is to be the national leader to improve the health of Hispanic populations.
    +Read More
  • NHMA 22nd Annual Conference

    Gaylord National Harbor Hotel, Washington, DC area - May 4-7, 2017: We also invite government agencies, health industry, corporate and non profit health experts to becoming a Sponsor and to provide a Career Exhibit for our health professionals and students and medical residents.
    +Read More
  • National Hispanic Health Foundation

    The National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF), a 501c3 organization, was established in 1994 as the philanthropic branch of the National Hispanic Medical Association. The mission of NHHF is to improve the health of Hispanics and other underserved.
    +Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • NHMA Featured

NEWSLETTER

Monthly NHMA Newsletter submitted by Dr. Elena Rios

22nd ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Join us and register today!              

MEMBERSHIP

Have a Voice. Make an Impact. We Invite you to become a member.

Help Victims in Puerto Rico and  Mexico

Hurricane Maria and Earthquake have brought devastating destruction to Puerto Rico and Mexico. As an organization based on helping the Hispanic community, we ask that our members look at some of the following ways to help the victims of these tragedies. 

EVENTS

 

October 2017
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31

                                                                                                 

PUBLICATIONS

Consensus Summit on Building Diversity in Medicine and Research Report

As a part of an ongoing commitment to promote health care equity and quality, the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) convened a meeting of national experts to the Consensus Summit on Building Diversity in Medicine and Research, on January 29, 2015 at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.  National leaders for underrepresented populations in science and medicine discussed their best ideas and practices for improving representation; established recommendations, and formulated a direction and consensus statements, with the aim to build diversity in medicine and research in the U.S. not sure about the wording:  Link here to the Summit Final Report.

Read Full Report

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.

Read full report.

For More Publications: Click Here

PARTNERS

                                        

 

 

          

 

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  : This week, the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Bill was introduced in the Senate as a last effort to Repeal the ACA this year. NHMA is not in favor of this bill.  NHMA advocates for health reform that includes access to affordable healthcare insurance for all and Medicaid expansion and subsidies and cost sharing for insurance plans. We must move forward to improve health reform policy that includes Essential Beneifits, health care professional diversity, leadership development and the support for the Offices of Minority Health at the US HHS agencies. Go to Government Affairs for Call to Action for more details and to Call your Senator TODAY.

NHMA Conference - Mar. 22-25, 2018, Washington, DC  - We are seeking Speakers Abstracts - till Sept. 30th; Sponsors; Exhibitors to Share Career Opportunities for physicians and health professionals; and Loan Repayment programs, Masters programs for policy, public health, business for medical students; Financial planning and Technology for physicians and medical students.  See Conference page on this website.

Research Training Programs - NHHF PCORI Program - seeking Jr Faculty Mentees and Sr Faculty Mentors - includes webinars and 2 day training at NHMA Conference on Mar. 21-22

                                                    NIDDK Program seeking Residents for one day training at NHMA Conference on Mar. 22

NHMA College Scholars Program - Conferences for College PreHealth Students - Los Angeles (TBD), San Antonio (TBD), Washington, DC (Mar. 24, 2018) - We are seeking Mentors - medical, nursing, public health, dental students who will meet at least once per month with a college student.

NHMA Medical School Liaison Program - We are seeking NHMA members to meet with medical students 3 times during the academic year.

For programs above - send an email to NHMA@NHMAmd.org

TWITTER

About NHMA Government Affairs


NHMA was established by a core group of Hispanic physician leaders who met in 1993 at the White House during the Health Care Reform Task Force meetings of President Bill Clinton.  From the beginning of the establishment of NHMA, we have served as a unique resource for the White House, the Congress and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). 

In 1995, NHMA convened a Retreat with Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) officials to recommend improvements to Federal programs that recruit Hispanic students and faculty to medical education. In 1995-96, NHMA convened five Regional Meetings to discuss the priorities for policy development from the greater health community in Hispanic key areas that were presented to HRSA. In 1997, NHMA established its Annual Conference on Hispanic Health to share model programs and strategies to Washington, DC.  In 1998, NHMA was awarded a Cooperative Agreement to develop national physician leadership and cultural competence efforts from the Office of Minority Health. 

NHMA has advocated developing and enhancing Federal and key State health care programs and policies that impact the health care and mental health care delivery systems, prevention programs, medical education, and research and reduce health disparities for Hispanic populations’ health.

In 2002 NHMA convened the First National Hispanic Health Summit with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and the HHS, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In 2007-8, NHMA convened the National Hispanic Health Disparities Leadership Summit Series with HHS on Access to Health Care, Obesity and Diabetes Prevention, and Diversity in the Health Professions with key stakeholders invited to develop recommendations by consensus. The Final Report was presented in 2008 to the Health Policy Advisors of presidential campaigns at our Annual Conference, to Senator Kennedy’s health care reform team, and to President Obama’s Transition Team and several of the recommendations were incorporated in the Affordable Care Act.

NHMA President and CEO and government affairs staff have regular meetings with the White House, Congress and Federal agencies representatives on the implementation of the ACA and the improvement of health policies to be more relevant to Hispanic health.

Current 2017 Policy Priorities:

Support the ACA and reforms that Increase transformation of healthcare delivery that includes accessible and affordable health and wellness services, coordinated care that is team based, patient-centered medical homes with cultural competence and language services, and health HIT and telehealth, and a focus on long term care and senior healthcare continuum of care.

Increase access to health education and healthcare for Hispanic families, including undocumented persons.

Develop community health policy research regarding child obesity, healthy lifestyle according to US dietary and physical activity guidelines to reduce chronic disease and health disparities among Hispanics.

Increase diversity in the health workforce through education and recruitment of Hispanic premedical students to health careers through STEM and Hispanic Serving Institutions linked to medical school pathways of counseling and mentoring with national health professional associations.

Increase diversity in the medical education faculty by developing national research programs at NIH and AHRQ for those who can teach and conduct research on Hispanic health.

We welcome you to learn about our efforts with government affairs, including our Hispanic Health Congressional Briefings, Testimony to Congress and Presentations to Policy Forums, and  participation in national health advocacy coalitions -  to improve the health of all Americans. Contact our office if we can be of help in your advocacy efforts.

AMAZON SMILE

NHHF Amazon Smile Logo

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

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


1920 L St., NW, Suite 725
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-628-5895
Fax: 202-628-5898
Email: nhma@nhmamd.org