Our mission is to to empower Hispanic physicians to lead efforts to improve the health of Hispanic and other underserved populations in collaboration with Hispanic state medical societies, residents, and medical students, and other public and private sector partners.

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Federal advocacy, Latino health professional Job Fair and Job board, Policy Summits and other services



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NHHF Latino Health Professional Job Fairs with Hospitals, Clinics, Medical Groups (5:00pm-6:30pm) followed by

National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Receptions & Award Galas

  • December 8, 2016: JW Marriott LA Live, Los Angeles, CA 
  • December 15, 2016: New York Academy of Medicine, New York City, NY

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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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NHHF Hispanic Health Researcher Mentoring Program - NEW:  NHMA seeking Senior Research Faculty Mentors and Junior Faculty (up to 5 years of faculty appointment) with Hispanic, health disparities research experience. Program will bring participants to the NHMA Conference for 2 Day training May 3-4, Conference is May 5-7, 2017 . For applications see due Nov. 18, 2016.  Funded by PCORI.

NHHF Scholarship Galas honoring Leaders and 20 Scholars from medical, nursing, dental, pharmacy, public health and policy schools: JW Marriott LA Live, Los Angeles - Dec. 8th; NY Academy of Medicine - Dec. 15th

To purchase tables, tickets:

NHHF Latino Health Professionals Job Fairs: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm prior to Scholarship Galas

Free to doctors, nurses and students  - you can meet with future employers and discuss options to advance    your careers. Recruiters - $250 tables; Participants please rsvp at

Transition Team Nominations - See Plum Book for political positions for next Administration. Send in your Letter of Interest and CV to NHMA Health Professional Appointment Project to by Nov. 18

NHMA Cardiovascular Disease and Hispanics Leadership Summit Series - Austin, Texas (first week Feb), Los Angeles, CA (first week Apr), NYC, NY (July) - health & community leaders invited.


Partnering and Communicating Together (PACT) to Act Against AIDS

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.

Let's Stop HIV Together

Let's Stop HIV Together. Get the facts. Get tested. Get involved. 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. #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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