Programs

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 programs:

#Vaccinate4All: COVID-19 Health Education Program for Individuals, Organizations and Resource Development - supported by CDC, Johnson and Johnson, Moderna, and BIO

Individual Training: NHMA Leadership Fellowship 

To train mid-career physicians in executive leadership and public health activities to be able to advance your careers to leadership positions at the national or state level. There will be 20 Leadership Fellows each year starting in 2021 for 5 years supported by the CDC.

NHMA Health Communications

NHMA will also provide webinars, newsletter articles, social media, and work with partners to Media train its Fellows to be available for local TV/Radio and videos for NHMA YouTube channel.

NHMA Organization Training:

NHMA Annual Conference and Chapter Policy Forums, Hispanic Health Professionals, Medical Societies, Advocates

We are seeking Advisory Committee members, faculty, writers of case studies and Fellows over the next two months.  Contact Dr. Elena Rios

NIH All of Us Research Program

The All of Us Research Program is a momentous effort funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to advance individualized prevention, treatment, and care for people of all backgrounds. The program’s aim is to enroll 1 million or more volunteers and receive samples from communities who have been underrepresented in research, making the program the largest and most diverse resource of its kind. 

If you would like to share co-branded NHMA All of Us literature in your practice, request materials by going here.

NHMA Medical School Liaison Program

The NHMA Medical School Liaison Program has officially launched virtually this year! We would like to thank all of the LMSA chapters and NHMA Liaisons who are participating. To become an NHMA Liaison, sign up here.

If you have any questions, please contact Vincent Gearity at [email protected].

Partnering and Communicating Together (PACT) 
Let’s Stop HIV Together

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and NHMA, along with other national organizations representing the populations hardest hit by HIV/AIDS, are partners in the PACT program. Through a collaborative approach, PACT Members assist in achieving the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States (NHAS) by reducing new HIV infections, improving health outcomes for individuals living with HIV, and reducing HIV-related disparities. PACT Members utilize their distinct viewpoints in creating a wide range of communication, mobilization, and outreach activities.

The Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign (formerly known as Act against AIDS) includes resources and partnerships aimed at stopping HIV stigma and promoting HIV testing, prevention, and treatment. Let’s Stop HIV Together empowers communities, partners on the ground, health care providers to reduce stigma among all Americans, prevent HIV among the hardest-hit populations, and help people with HIV stay healthy.

Program Call-to-Action

NHMA is seeking healthcare providers that treat Hispanic/Latinx patients with HIV/AIDS to create a short (1-2 min) video on the importance of HIV prevention/treatment and how you treat your minority patients living with HIV. If you are interested, please sign up here: https://forms.gle/g83z1mjQxVF3caBe8

NHMA College Health Scholars Program

The College Health Scholars Program’s (CHSP) purpose is to increase the diversity of the health workforce with Hispanic physicians, health professionals, and scientist/researchers by providing resources to pre-health/science college students that address academic preparation for graduate school, including math and science, professional and personal development, and financial aid resources.

On January 23, 2021, NHMA will be hosting a Virtual Pre-Health Conference to help connect students with recruiters, pre-health advisors, financial aid officers, and graduate students. Our virtual event has been tailored to enhance networking and will have workshops for mock interviews and personal statement reviews. Admission is free for all students. Please share the registration link with colleagues and students who are interested in joining us!

NHMA-AAOA Opioid Toolkit Launch

Check out our Opioid Toolkit with the Alliance Against Opioid Abuse and video for physicians and patients. Please feel free to share our resources with your colleagues!

Sanofi Flu Campaign

NHMA has partnered with Sanofi to develop a Flu Toolkit with a special focus on COVID-19. 

Program Call-to-Action
NHMA is seeking physicians and healthcare providers to educate Hispanic/Latinx patients about influenza. Create a short (1-2 minute) video on who you are, your organization, and important information about flu and COVID-19 to educate the Hispanic community. If interested, sign up here or email Vincent Gearity at [email protected].

NEW HIV and Latinos Survey Project

NHMA is starting the first U.S. study of physicians who care for Latinos at high-risk for HIV, including men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women. Research Consultant is Dr. Ruth Zambrana, Professor in the Department of Women’s Studies, Director of the Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity and Adjunct Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Medicine.  If interested in answering a short survey – contact Wanda Salcedo at [email protected] or at (202) 628-5895.

NHHF Health Literacy Program on COVID-19

NHHF, along with Centene Corporation, is developing a health literacy toolkit focused on COVID-19. The toolkit will be distributed in urban and rural medical practices in Los Angeles and New Mexico.

NHHF Stop Vaping Campaign

The National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) is excited to announce the launch of its Stop Vaping Campaign, in partnership with the Aetna Foundation. The campaign aims to educate Hispanic/Latino middle and high school students about the harmful effects of vaping, to urge students to stop or not start vaping. NHHF has hosted a focus group of middle and high school students and have created an Advisory Committee.

NHHF has launched Facebook and Instagram Live events to host conversations about the dangers and harmful effects of vaping over the past month and will continue our social media efforts.

Program Call-to-Action

NHHF is looking for health care professionals based in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City, or Miami to serve as spokespersons for the program. Spokespersons would educate middle and high school students about the harmful effects of vaping using the campaign materials NHHF has put together. If you are interested in being a spokesperson, please apply here.

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