Press Releases

National Hispanic Medical Association Announces Departure of President and CEO Elena Rios, MD 

June 1, 2024 The National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) announces the departure of its President and CEO, Elena Rios, MD. As a founding member, Dr. Rios' visionary leadership has shaped NHMA's mission and impact for an impressive 30 years.

Laurel Road Partners with National Hispanic Medical Association to Foster Financial Wellness for Hispanic Physicians

May 15, 2024 — Laurel Road announced its partnership with the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), a nonprofit association representing the interests of 50,000 licensed Hispanic physicians in the United States. Through this collaboration, Laurel Road, a digital lending platform and brand of KeyBank, will offer financial education and resources to NHMA’s 1,000+ members to support their financial well-being and assist them in achieving their financial objectives.

Yale School of Medicine Collaboration to Further Clinical Trial Diversity

April 25, 2024  Yale School of Medicine and Equitable Breakthroughs in Medicine Development (EQBMED) — a multi-institute collaboration focused on clinical trial diversity — announced today a new partnership with 14 community and faith-based organizations and professional societies, furthering its mission to foster equitable access to clinical trials.

April 12, 2024 — The National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) and the National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) are proud to announce the launch of their inaugural "40 Under 40" campaign, aimed at recognizing and celebrating young professionals who are making significant strides in advancing Hispanic health within the healthcare industry.

NHMA Announces the Outstanding Chapter of the Year Award

April 11, 2024 — The National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) announced that the Nebraska Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has been awarded the 2023 NHMA Regional Health Equity Champion Award. This award recognizes the chamber's outstanding contributions to improving health equity in the Hispanic community. The NHMA presented the award during the 26th Annual NHMA Conference, held April 27-30 in Washington, D.C.

National Hispanic Medical Association and National Hispanic Health Foundation to host breakthrough 30th Anniversary Celebration and Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. 

April 5, 2024 — The National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) and The National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) convened at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill Hotel to commemorate 30 years of dedication to promoting health equity and advancing Latino representation within the healthcare industry. Over the past 30 years, NHMA has made great strides toward achieving health equity for Latinos through innovative approaches, groundbreaking partnerships, and inspirational conferences that seek to expose, dissect, and solve issues plaguing America’s healthcare system.

March 6, 2024 — The National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) released the results of a survey showing physicians report a significant increase in the utilization of health care services among seniors. The survey, conducted by J. Wallin Opinion Research and commissioned by the Better Medicare Alliance, polled a nationwide sample of physicians across specialties who serve patients enrolled in the Medicare program.

15 Healthcare Organizations Call on Food and Drug Administration to Expedite Approval of COVID Treatments Options

Jan. 3, 2024 — The National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) and 14 healthcare organizations urge the FDA to expedite the study and approval of COVID-19 treatments, including monoclonal antibodies, to protect people, especially those who are immunocompromised, from new COVID-19 variants.

Pioneering Research Journal Expands Awareness of Issues Impacting Hispanic Health

Nov. 30, 2023 — The National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) published the second issue of the Journal of the National Hispanic Medical Association (JNHMA), a first-of-its-kind medical research journal dedicated to addressing pressing health issues affecting the Hispanic community..

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