About NHMA Programs

The National Hispanic Medical Association has developed its unique programs to improve the health of all Hispanics. The initial set of programs have built a network of physicians and key contacts with a special emphasis on leadership development and networking with the national leaders of the U.S. Federal government and the private sector involved in health care policy.

The second focus of the programs of NHMA has documented critical information from Hispanic physicians who care for Hispanic patients -cultural competence information, language services information, strategies for Hispanics without insurance and to enhance quality of healthcare and model health care delivery programs.

The third focus of the programs of NHMA is mentoring and career advancement for medical school students, public health students, residents, and physicians.  

This year, NHMA has the following programs: 1) Mentoring Program for the NHMA Council of Residents; 2) Mentoring for Medical Students interested in Primary Care Careers in underserved communities supported by the GE Foundation; 3) Medical School Recruitment Program for university and high school premedical students with GW University and UTHSC San Antonio Medical Schools, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science and the AAMC, supported by the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health; 4) NHMA and the NHMA California Leadership Fellowship for mid-career Hispanic physicians, supported by the California Wellness Foundation and the California HealthCare Foundation. 

In 2013, NHMA established six Regional Steering Committees, who meet at the NHMA Annual Conference, to plan the West, Southwest, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast and Washington, DC Metro Region Forums with featured speakers addressing Hispanic health issues in September - October annually.

NHMA has launched its 2014 Covered Hispanics Campaign to support health professionals from our networks to work with media partners - Univision, Noticias MundoFox, Telemundo, CNN en Espanol, NBC Latino, ImpreMedia, National Association of Hispanic Publications, Hispanic Link, Latina Style Magazine and others. Donate today to this campaign, by clicking here.

The NHMA Annual Conference highlights key information to share with physicians, government and private sector representatives on how to improve the health of Hispanics.

The NHMA established its Foundation, the National Hispanic Health Foundation in 1994 to develop the 501c3 arm that will create new partnerships to sponsor the NHHF Scholarship Program, NHMA programs as well as new future programs in Hispanic health research training.

We look forward to continuing to work with our members and partners and welcome your comments on future programming. JOIN NHMA TODAY - go to MEMBERSHIP SECTION OF THIS WEBSITE.

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