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 career advancement for medical school students, public health students, residents, and physicians.
This year, NHMA has also launched new programs: 1) Resident Mentoring Program for the NHMA Council of Residents; 2) 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, both supported by the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health; 3) Health Professional Student Leadership Program, a mentoring program for medical & public health students supported by GE Foundation; and 4) California Leadership Fellowship for mid-career Hispanic physicians, supported by the California Wellness Foundation.
NHMA is planning six Regional Steering Committees, who met at the 17th Annual Conference, and will host the West, Southwest, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast and Washington, DC Metro Networking Receptions with speakers addressing the Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The planning is being supported by the Aetna Foundation.
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 NHMA programs as well as new future programs.
We look forward to continuing to work with our members and partners and welcome your comments on future programming.