¿Cuáles son las opciones si derogan Obamacare?

Aqui y Ahora (Univision)- January 22, 2017

Dr. Samuel Arce, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Hispanic Medical Association, explains the landscape for the millions of people that depend on government subsidized health insurance, should the Affordable Care Act be repealed. 

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Latinos in America Are Far More Likely Than the Average Citizen to Breathe Polluted Air

Mother Jones, October 6, 2016

More than half of America's population lives in communities with unhealthy levels of ozone smog, but according to a report published late last month, Latinos are 51 percent more likely than non-Hispanic whites to live in counties with unsafe ozone levels.

The Clean Air Task Force (CATF), the League of United Latin American Citizens, and the National Hispanic Medical Association teamed up to focus on the health impacts Latino communities face from oil and natural gas production, processing, and transmission facilities. Their report looked at areas with large Latino populations, including cities in Texas, Illinois, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

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An Interview with Dr. Rimola: Grandfather, Physician and Latino Activist

Medium, August 7, 2016

Dr. Sergio Rimola was born in Guatemala and moved to the United States with his wife and kids in 1985 in the midst of a civil war in Central America. As an OB/GYN physician he serves his community in numerous ways. He is a board member of the Virginia Latino Advisory Group where he serves in the healthcare committee. He is also the DC-Metro Region Co-Chairperson of the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) and a volunteer physician for the Health Department, a non-profit Nueva Vida serving uninsured patients, and so much more. And he is an environmentalist to boot.

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Smarter transportation Is just what the doctor ordered

The Hill, August 17, 2016

By Dr. Elena Rios, MD, MSPH

Sometimes when I am stuck in traffic, I daydream about what I could offer patients if my prescribing privileges were not limited to medication.

Rather than signing off on pills for a pre-diabetic mother, I would love to prescribe a nearby grocery store that sells fresh, affordable produce. For her whole family, I would authorize a park that offers safe exercise and respite from the heat of the city.

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Bridging the Health-Care Gap

Alumni Society Bulletin, November 2015


Words By Kristen Bahler //  Photography By Sheila Barabad

 

Dr. Elena Rios, president and CEO of the National Hispanic Medical Association, wants to change what we talk about when we discuss gaps in care. The association is a nonprofit based in Washington, DC, that works to improve the health and wellness of the Hispanic community.

Working toward a more equitable health-care system, she says, is critical for the community’s well-being. “When people talk about minority health in this country, they’re usually talking about African Americans,” Rios says. “Hispanics live longer [than some ethnic groups], but they live with a lesser quality of life. We need to change that dynamic.”

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Survey: More People Than Ever Want to Be Doctors

NBC News: OCT 22 2015, 12:43 PM ET 

 

By ,  MAGGIE FOX and SUZANNE GAMBOA

 

Dr. Elena Rios, president and CEO of the National Hispanic Medical Association, said an increase in enrollment of Latino students is a success, even if it falls short of the 17 percent of Hispanics who make up the U.S. population.

"This is a success the mainstream needs to hear about. We're not all drug addicts or gang bangers — the (Donald) Trump message that we all need to go home," Rios said.

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Hispanic Obesity Problem

Groups Puts Spotlight on Hispanic Obesity Problem

By NY1 News

Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 10:16 AM CDT

 

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. says it's a good way to celebrate Hispanic culture and raise awareness of growing problem in the community.

 

"The statistics show us that when you speak of childhood obesity, 24 percent of the children who are childhood obese are from the Latino community, and this is a perfect way partnering with Urban Health Plan with the National Hispanic Health Foundation, for us to get  the information out to the parents," he said.

 

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Viewpoint: Increasing Health Care Access for Hispanic Communities

AAMC Reporter: July/August 2015

By Elena V. Rios, MD, MSPH, President and CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association

As the founder, president, and CEO of the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), I have worked since 1994 with a core group of other founders and supporters who believe we can make a difference by building the leadership not only of NHMA but also of its foundation, the National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF), and our NHMA Fellows. For more than two decades we have supported federal health policy reform, including health care workforce policies that will increase the number of Hispanic physicians and other health care professionals to broaden access to health and wellness in our communities.

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Beware dishonest health labeling claims: Guest commentary

Los Angeles Daily News Column 

By Dr. Elena Rios

Research shows that people with poor health literacy are more likely to take medical and herbal supplements incorrectly, suffer from preventable sickness, and are overall less healthy. Minority communities and Spanish-dominant Latinos, in particular, suffer disproportionately from these health care disparities. National Consumer Protection Week serves as an important reminder that unregulated supplement companies often take advantage of uneducated consumers by luring them with false medical claims. On the heels of this significant occasion, we are reminded that it is equally important for patients to be smart and savvy consumers – and not fall prey to such deceptive marketing practices. 

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National Hispanic Health Foundation Honors Health Leaders and Awards Scholarships to Students from Health Professional Schools

The National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) hosts its 11th annual NYC Awards Gala where 10 students enrolled in health professional schools will be given scholarships to help finish school and become health providers and experts in NY and the Eastern U.S. Since 2005, NHHF has awarded $511,000 to 174 students across the nation.

The event will be December 4, 2014, at New York Academy of Medicine, from 6:30 to 11:00 p.m.

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Smile! Your Amazon purchases can now support NHHF

Smile! Your Amazon purchases can now support NHHF

As if you needed another excuse to shop at Amazon.com.

Now every purchase you make from the Earth’s biggest online store can support the charity of your choice, including the National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF), National Hispanic Medical Association’s (NHMA) philanthropic arm.

Through its new AmazonSmile program, Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of the price of your eligible purchase to the 501(c)(3) public charitable organization of your choice.

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NHHF Scholarship Honors Students from Health Professional Schools and Outstanding Health Leaders

November 18, 2014

Los Angeles, CA - The National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) hosts its fourth annual Los Angeles Awards Gala where 10 students enrolled in health professional schools will be given scholarships to help finish school and work in California and Western U.S.

The event will be November 20, 2014, at JW Marriott Hotel LA LIVE, in Los Angeles, CA, from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

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