18th Annual Conference

"Affordable Care Act & Best Practices for Hispanics"
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC
March 28-30, 2014

U.S.  Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Minority Health
National Hispanic Health Foundation

This activity is jointly sponsored by Charles R. Drew University and the National Hispanic Medical Association

Click here for a PDF of the Conference Brochure

Join the NHMA network of health care providers and government and private sector partners from across the nation and learn new strategies for effective health care delivery and policies for Hispanic populations.   

This year, NHMA celebrates its 18th Annual Conference with partners from the public and private sectors,bringing together experts from across the nation to share their multi-disciplinary experiences in improving health care delivery for Hispanic populations.  National and international experts will present on current innovations in medical homes, accountable care organizations, health insurance exchanges, prevention, integrative care, e-health, and cultural competence for the growing Hispanic populations in the U.S. Disease areas include diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer and more. CME credits to be provided.

Who should attend: physicians, hospital and health system CEOs, federal government, insurance and pharmaceutical company administrators, health educators, medical education faculty, health professionals, residents, health professional students and others interested in planning and implementing health and behavioral health and prevention programs for our communities as their demand for services will rise across the nation. 

Conference Objectives:
1. Describe how health care innovations and the Affordable Care Act are influencing health care reform’s prevention and public health strategies.

2. Review community-based research that focuses on knowledge and policy strategies that show promise of eliminating health disparities.

3. Explain new treatment modalities and strategies to educate Hispanic patients with diabetes, cancer, obesity, cardiovascular disease, multiple myeloma, Alzheimer’s disease, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis-C, and aging in order to decrease morbidity and mortality in their medical practices or in their organization.

4. Identify cultural competence, literacy, and language services programs for medical education and health care delivery.

5. Describe how leadership skills can be used to improve the health of Hispanic patients. Physician Continuing Medical 

Disclosure Information

Charles R. Drew University (CDU) instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner, who are in a position to control the content of this activity, are required to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by CDU for fair balance, scientific objectivity, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.  Complete disclosure information will be made available within registration materials on-site.

Physician Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Charles R. Drew University and the National Hispanic Medical Association. Charles R. Drew University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Charles R. Drew University at 323-563-4991 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Physician Credit Designation
Charles R. Drew University designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Commercial support for this activity has been provided by Abbott Nutrition.

For more information please send your questions to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call the NHMA Office at (202)628-5895.  

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LMSA Policy Section
The Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) and NHMA invites all students interested in Health Policy to join us at the First Annual Student Policy Section at the National Hispanic Medical Association Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., March 27th-30th at the Wardman Park Hotel.  Please join us in shaping the future of medicine!  If you have additional questions, please view the conference agenda.

Hispanic Health Portal