• Welcome to NHMA

    Established in 1994 in Washington, DC, the National Hispanic Medical Association is a non-profit association representing the interests of 50,000 licensed Hispanic physicians in the United States. NHMA is dedicated to empowering Hispanic physicians to be leaders who will help eliminate health disparities and improve the health of Hispanics. NHMA's vision is to be the national leader to improve the health of Hispanic populations.
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    Gaylord National Harbor Hotel, Washington, DC area : We also invite government agencies, health industry, corporate and non profit health experts to becoming a Sponsor and to provide a Career Exhibit for our health professionals and students and medical residents.
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  • National Hispanic Health Foundation

    The National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF), a 501c3 organization, was established in 1994 as the philanthropic branch of the National Hispanic Medical Association. The mission of NHHF is to improve the health of Hispanics and other underserved.
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22nd Annual Conference

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Consensus Summit on Building Diversity in Medicine and Research Report

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

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NHMA White Paper: NHMA Produced a white paper entitled: “An Examination of Minority Populations and the Dental Service Organization Model in the US," which examines dental access among minority & low -income populations.

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 Introducing the NHMA Endorsed Employee Benefits Program: NHMA is excited to respond to the needs of its member physicians and supporters by offering our new NHMA Endorsed Employee Benefits Program.  The program offers access to quality health plans and valuable supplemental insurance and business products for NHMA physicians, members and their staff. Click here for more information. 

NHMA's "CALL TO ACTION" against GOP Health Care Bill to Repeal ACA  (The Skinny Bill) : NHMA advocates for health reform that includes access to affordable healthcare insurance for all and Medicaid expansion and subsidies and cost sharing for insurance plans. Call the Capitol Operator at (202) 224-3121 to tell Senators to Vote No to Replace ACA TODAY July 27, 2017.

Trump Administration Nominations - See Plum Book for political positions for Trump Administration - full time and part time Boards. Send in your Letter of Interest and CV to NHMA Health Professional Appointment Project to nhma@nhmamd.org

NHMA Cardiovascular Disease and Hispanics Leadership Summit Series, 2017 -  Caruso Catholic Center, USC, Los Angeles, CA - August 17th. Health & community leaders invited. We invite community leaders and health professionals - All day summits followed by Region Networking Receptions from 4:30 - 7:30 pm. RSVP to Pedro Montenegro at pmontenegro@nhmamd.org

NHMA Region Policy Forums and Receptions  SAVE THE DATES: Sept thru Nov - Washington, DC - Sept.7, Los Angeles - Sept. 19, NYC - Oct 5, Atlanta Oct. 19, Chicago, Nov. 11, San Antonio - TBD. Speakers include US DHHS Region Directors and healthcare private sector leaders.

NHHF Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Galas - honoring key leaders as well as the scholars - New York Academy of Medicine, NY, Nov. 30 and Millenium Biltmore Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles, CA, Dec. 14 - with Health Professional/Student Job Fair at 5:30 - 6:30 pm in LA only.


We are pleased that you are interested in becoming more connected with the National Hispanic Medical Association. We are also eager to get to know you, and to support your professional endeavors.

As an NHMA Member, you will become part of a community of Hispanic physicians and other healthcare professionals dedicated to improving healthcare for Hispanics, eliminating health disparities, and advancing your leadership career - whether you are in private practice, academia, administration or in private practice.

To download a membership application, click here.

Here are just some reasons to join NHMA:

Advocacy:  Ã‚ Ãƒƒ‚ Ãƒƒ‚ Ãƒƒ‚ Ãƒƒ‚ Ãƒƒ‚ Ãƒƒ‚ Ãƒƒ‚ Ãƒƒ‚ Ãƒƒ‚ Ãƒƒ‚ Ãƒƒ‚ Ãƒ‚ Ãƒƒ‚ Ãƒƒ‚ Ãƒƒ‚ Ãƒƒ‚ Ãƒƒ‚ Ãƒƒ‚  With NHMA, you have a voice... 

Due to our close relationship with and credibility of Congressional leaders, the White House, Federal government agencies, public policy institutions, and other associations you can express your views and impact healthcare issues for Hispanics.

Education:  Opportunities lead to private practice, academic faculty, and public health professional growth

ÂAAA  At our Annual Spring Conference in Washington, DC, participants hear from healthcare/policy experts about the newest programs and policies that can improve the participants' careers and lead to the improvement of Hispanic health. Learn from the best and the brightest while earning CME credits.

NHMA Congressional Briefings and Regional Forums also promote education of participants on current issues of concern toHispanic physicians and health professionals and their patients.

Leadership: Nominations and job opportunities allow you to get more involved...

As a Premier Member of NHMA, you get the exclusive privilege of being nominated for government and private sector boards and commissions and NHMA Board of Directors committees that can enhance your leadership skills. You will also receive notifications of leadership positions via our monthly newsletter.  NHMA members are also invited to apply for the NHMA Leadership Fellowship and Resident Leadership and Mentoring Programs.

Networking: Together we all succeed...

attending NHMA's Annual Conference, Congressional briefings, or Region Leadership Forums you will be networking with colleagues and other healthcare professionals who will provide you with limitless opportunities and potential to grow and succeed.

NHMA Institution Membership also exists for non-profit organizations.

NHHF Corporate Advisory Board exists for corporate members to work closely with NHMA and its Foundation, the National Hispanic Health Foundation. Contact Dr. Elena Rios, NHMA and NHHF President about your interest in joining our efforts at (202) 628-5895.

Again, thank you for considering NHMA as your membership association. We look forward to getting you more involved in our organization; once you join NHMA you will gain access to our member only benefits page where you can take advantage of all the different perks we have. Explore the rest of the membership website and join by clicking the icon on the right that says

€œJoin the NHMA. ƒFor more information please contact Sara Reinoso at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 202-628-5895.


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