In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month 2016, NHMA has scheduled six fall forums across our regions between September and October. Last year's forums presented an update on Hispanic health issues such as: environmental health, health disparities, HIV/AIDS, women's health and health access to care for immigrants and the underserved communities. The Forums will include a networking reception following the panel presentations.

This Fall NHMA will bring Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) speakers to discuss what is Value-Based Health Care and provide free TA resources across the nation through the TCPI (Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative) to doctors and nurses in private or in academic practice of medicine. It is so important to take advantage of the consultations and recommendations and referrals to update your work flow, health IT, protocols, and billing/insurance to strengthen your administrative part of your offices.

In addition, there will be other key topics presented by the following invited speakers as well as great networking with colleagues in healthcare in your communities!  

Sponsorship opportunities are available - contact Elena Rios, MD at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">.



  • ·        Northeast: New York City, NY September 20, 2016- New York Academy of Medicine

·         Deputy Mayor for Health Herminia Palacio, MD, MPH 

·         First Deputy Commissioner, Department of of Health & Mental Hygiene-Oxiris Barbot, MD

          •   NY Regional Office Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Anthony Jamrozy

     Register here

  • ·          West: Los Angeles, CA September 22, 2016- USC Caruso Center

·         Access to Mental Health Services: Farid Hassanpour, MD, Chief Medical Officer, California Health & Wellness

·          Health Impacts Associated with Climate Change: Jennifer Moeller, Moms Clean Air Force

      Value Based Healthcare: Mary Femazin, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, Health Services Advisory Group

·         Register here 

  • ·         DC Metro: Washington, DC September 30, 2016- George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health

·         Integrated Health Care: Andrew Heyman, MD, MHSA, Program Director, Integrative Medicine Program, GW School of Medicine & Health Sciences

      Gustavo Ferrer, MD, Program Director, Pulmonary Fellowship Aventura Hospital, Author, Cough Cures

      Value based Healthcare: Jean Drummond, MPA, HCDI Inc.  

      Register here

      Flyer here

  • ·         Midwest: Chicago, IL October 1, 2016- Renaissance Blackstone
            • Keynote speaker: Dr. Melissa Simon, Vice Chair of Clinical Research, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Preventive Medicine and Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

            • Register here
  • ·         Southeast: Miami, FL October 13, 2016- Hyatt Regency Miami
            • Environmental Health in Hispanic Community: Karina Castillo, Moms Clean Air Force  
            • Value Based Healthcare: Jean Drummond, MPA, HCDI Inc
            • Register here
            • Flyer here
  • ·         Southwest: San Antonio, TX October 27, 2016- TBD      
            • Environmental Health Issues – Mom’s Clean Air Force, EDF
            • Register here



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