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    Established in 1994 in Washington, DC, the National Hispanic Medical Association is a non-profit association representing the interests of 50,000 licensed Hispanic physicians in the United States. NHMA is dedicated to empowering Hispanic physicians to be leaders who will help eliminate health disparities and improve the health of Hispanics. NHMA's vision is to be the national leader to improve the health of Hispanic populations.
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    Gaylord National Harbor Hotel, Washington, DC area : We also invite government agencies, health industry, corporate and non profit health experts to becoming a Sponsor and to provide a Career Exhibit for our health professionals and students and medical residents.
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  • National Hispanic Health Foundation

    The National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF), a 501c3 organization, was established in 1994 as the philanthropic branch of the National Hispanic Medical Association. The mission of NHHF is to improve the health of Hispanics and other underserved.
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For Residents/Fellows Interested in Research

22nd Annual Conference

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Consensus Summit on Building Diversity in Medicine and Research Report

As a part of an ongoing commitment to promote health care equity and quality, the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) convened a meeting of national experts to the Consensus Summit on Building Diversity in Medicine and Research, on January 29, 2015 at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.  National leaders for underrepresented populations in science and medicine discussed their best ideas and practices for improving representation; established recommendations, and formulated a direction and consensus statements, with the aim to build diversity in medicine and research in the U.S. not sure about the wording:  Link here to the Summit Final Report.

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NHMA White Paper: NHMA Produced a white paper entitled: “An Examination of Minority Populations and the Dental Service Organization Model in the US," which examines dental access among minority & low -income populations.

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NHMA's "CALL TO ACTION"  this week January 15th to save CHIP 6 year extension and avert a government shutdown. Call the Capitol Operator at (202) 224-3121 to tell Senators to Vote Yes to the Continuing Resolution with CHIP and other health programs.

NHMA Congressional Briefing, Chronic Disease Policy Recommendations -  based on the Cardiovascular Disease Leadership Summit Series of 2017, with Congressman Raul Ruiz and panel of Minority physicians - Feb 13, 2018, 12-2 pm, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC  - RSVP to Pedro Montenegro at pmontenegro@nhmamd.org

NHMA Annual Conference - #NHMA2018 - Join a national network of experts on Latino Healthcare and Wellness Care. Learn about programs and policies: Disaster Relief in Puerto Rico, US -Mexico Border Healthcare, Latino Mental Health and opioids, Diabetes and Heart Disease, Asthma and HIV; Learn the national trends for our community healthcare from Federal Leaders and Insurance and Pharma Company Leaders; Learn about medical education strategies to train students how to care for Latinos; how to be leaders; Learn how to build your Latino Medical and Health Association. March 22-25, Gaylord National Harbor Hotel, Early Registration and Hotel Room Block deadline: Feb. 19

NHMA Liaisons needed for Medical Schools - Premier Member Physicians assigned to a medical school to meet with their Latino students 3 times a year - recognized at our Annual Conference. Send your Bio to Imani Cabassa at icabassa@nhmamd.org

NHMA College Health Scholars Program - Conferences to Recruit College Students to Health Careers: Mar 24 -Washington, DC; Apr 7- University of Incarnate Word, San Antonio; Apr 21 - Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles; Mentors needed from Medical, Dental, Nursing, Public Health and Science Graduate Students - Contact Pedro Montenegro at pmontenegro@nhmamd.org

NHMA Campaigns to increase awareness  - HIV/AIDS among Latino Patients  ....and AllofUs Research Program ....to include Latino participants!  see more information in our Programs Section


Since 2015, NHMA has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Latino Commission on AIDS and the New York Academy of Medicine for the "Start Talking, Stop HIV", Doing It"  and "Let's Stop HIV Together" campaigns. For more information, click the banners below.

Check out the Pictures from the 21st Annual Conference Photobooth

Let's Stop HIV Together

Let's Stop HIV Together. Get the facts. Get tested. Get involved. www.cdc.gov/together HHS, CDC, Act Against AIDS. Photo montage of people from the campaign.

Doing It 

We're Doing It. Testing for HIV. Testing is Fast, Free & Confidential. cdc.gov/DoingIt #DoingIt HHS, CDC, Act Against AIDS


 Start Talking, Stop HIV

Before the sweet nothings, whisper something that can keep him safe. Click here for a few conversation starters. Start Talking. Stop HIV. HHS,  CDC, Act Against AIDS

HIV/AIDS continues to be a significant public health challenge in the US, with a steady incidence of over 50,000 new infections yearly and 635,000 deaths since 2008. As the largest and fastest growing minority in the U.S., coupled with disproportionate rates of HIV/AIDS, Hispanics are crucially importation to prioritize in HIV prevention and care efforts.


The purpose of NHMA's Proyecto Consciente is to maximize the effectiveness and reach of the CDC’s Act Against AIDS campaign by strategically disseminating HIV prevention messaging and communication within the Hispanic community, as well as implementing concurrent national engagement efforts that focus on HIV prevention and awareness. NHMA will leverage its existing networks, organizational structures and communication platforms using evidence-based approaches that acknowledge the diversity in the U.S. Hispanic community, including differences in media use and trust of health information sources.

Through this health communications campaign, NHMA will form a new network, the Community Alliance Partners, to develop regionally tailored activities in jurisdictions hardest hit by the epidemic - in New York City and in Puerto Rico.  In addition, NHMA will develop its health communications through our website, newsletter and e-announcements, Annual Conference, Region Forums, as well as through its social media announcements and Twitter Chats and by participating with our partners' social media efforts. We hope to increase awareness, HIV testing and treatment among primary care physicians who care for Hispanics, and ultimately among the high risk Hispanics.

For information on participation as a member of the Community Alliance Partners or to participate in the program --- please contact Sara Reinoso, Communications and Membership Assistant at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call at (202) 628-5895.


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