NHMA Obesity & Diabetes Online Portal

In partnership with the Office of Minority Health, US Department of Health & Human Services

National Hispanic Health Foundation Child Obesity Health Communications Program. 

Working with NHMA and the State Hispanic Medical Societies and physician leaders in California and New York, this effort will focus on developing knowledge to health communications to empower Hispanic physicians to educate their communities over two years. Funding for two years is being provided by the Kellogg Foundation.

We plan to coordinate the following major activities and welcome your input and participation:

  1. Research Federal Programs that can decrease Obesity in Children from 0 to 8 years old. We have already partnered with the First Lady's Let's Move! Campaign and the Surgeon General, had  a Congressional Briefing on Child Obesity in October 2010,  and have developed the www.HispanicHealth.info Portal with the support of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Now we are focused on educating our community leaders, health care leaders and policy leaders as well as the community on future strategic policy efforts that can decrease obesity in children ---- to start building a healthy generation for the nation.
  2. Planning and Implementing a Federal Panel of Experts Meeting in Fall, 2011 in Washington, DC.
  3. Co -Convening with Congresswoman Lucille Roybal Allard, Chairwoman, Health Task Force, Congressional Hispanic Caucus on a Congressional Health Briefing on Prevention  in October, 2011---to showcase programs in regions that impact Hispanic health.
  4. Developing a Policy Paper on Child Obesity with our Policy Committee of the Board of Directors to be presented at the NHMA Annual Conference in April 2012 in Washington, DC.
  5. Medical Society Leadership Institute at the New York Academy of Medicine in Winter, 2011-12 on Child Obesity Policy - Federal leaders, California and New York Latino Caucus Leaders, NY City and NYAM leaders.
  6. Coordinating a National Media Advisory Committee with our partners - Univision, National Association of Hispanic Publications, New America Media and others to develop a strategic media plan for the effort.
  7. State Policy Summits in California and New York in Year 2 - 2013  to discuss recommendations to develop healthy communities.

If you are interested, call us today at 202 - 628-5895.

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Phone: 202-628-5895
Fax: 202-628-5898
Email: nhma@nhmamd.org