Dr. Elena V. Rios is president of the National Hispanic Medical Association, which she founded in 1994 and which advocates on behalf of the nation’s 45,000 Hispanic health care professionals. One of the goals in the Affordable Care Act is building diversity in the health care workforce. The number of Hispanics attending medical school continues to increase, rising to 1,826 enrollees, according to an October 2013 report from the Association of American Medical Colleges. Despite that increase, Hispanics represent only slightly more than 9 percent of the enrollees compared with their nearly 17 percent of the population, making health care work force diversity a continuing challenge for the NHMA.
Coalition of 36 National Latino Organizations Congratulates Katherine Archuleta on Confirmation as OPM Director
National Leaders Thank Supportive Senators, Warning Others that Continued Opposition to Latino Nominees will be Recorded and Shared with Broader Community
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WASHINGTON, DC—The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA)—the coalition of 36 preeminent national Latino organizations in the country—today congratulated Katherine Archuleta on her confirmation as the new Director of the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
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When we travel to cities and communities large and small, we see first-hand the direct link between a healthy environment and healthy lives, especially for our country’s children. But as we observe Hispanic Heritage Month, it’s worth remembering that too many of our children, especially in minority communities, live in unhealthy environments that lead to unhealthy lives.
We are writing together as an environmentalist and a Hispanic medical professional because our missions intersect on protecting people from the damaging impacts of climate change. We agree: Addressing this challenge doesn't involve tradeoffs, as some claim, but opportunities to trade up, for our future.
The choice between clean air and jobs is a false choice.
Here's the truth: Instead of letting climate change continue to wreak havoc with every freak storm, every drought, every heat wave, every wildfire, we can protect our communities and create new jobs. We can grow the economy and breathe cleaner air that doesn't worsen our children's asthma, and leave us coughing and missing work.
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Primera cumbre Latina de salud de impacto eran obesos en 2010, comparado con 26% de blancos; con una disparidad creciendo entre las mujeres. Tenemos para ese año 33% de mujeres latinas obesas comparado con 24% de mujeres blancas. Los latinos tienen menos probabilidad de sufrir de problemas del corazón que los blancos, principalmente porque somos un grupo más joven”, aseguró Ríos.
Diagnosis: Disparities How do we combat the glaring health-care inequalities impacting the Latino community? Elena Rios, who heads the National Hispanic Medical Association, says it starts with improved representation in leadership positions and a commitment to delivering culturally competent care.
Twenty-one of the nation’s leading Hispanic organizations announced this weekend their endorsement of a public-education campaign aimed at strengthening support for LGBT families.
The campaign is called “Familia es Familia.”
Public opinion polls show that Latinos lead the way when it comes to attitudes toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Recent studies by the Pew Hispanic Center, Bendixen & Amandi International, 2012 Opportunity Agenda and SSRS found strong support among Hispanics for a number of LGBT issues.
NEW YORK--()--The National Hispanic Medical Association & the Latino Commission on AIDS announced today in New York City their agreement to establish a groundbreaking partnership. Both organizations will develop a joint effort to complement their strengths and to continue aiming to reach healthy communities in the United States & Territories.
“The strategic partnership under this collaboration will develop joint efforts throughout the country in response to the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and health disparities in our Hispanic communities” stated Dr. Elena Rios, President/CEO of the National Hispanic Medical Association.
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Individual mandate is a valid exercise of Congressional powerWASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States held the Affordable Care Act
In one of the most closely watched Supreme Court decisions, the Justices ruled the Obama administration can proceed with its landmark health care legislation. The Supreme Court said the administration can force people to buy health insurance as a mandate, but not as a penalty, but as a tax.
The issue of how to expand coverage to the nation’s almost 50 million uninsured Americans has been fiercely debated for decades, and has eluded American presidents since Richard Nixon, who supported the idea of universal coverage. For Latinos, access to health care has been a real challenge; currently 16 million Latinos lack coverage. In fact, almost one out of every three uninsured Americans is Hispanic. Most health care coverage is employer-based, and a majority of Latinos work in small businesses which do not offer insurance. The law is expected to expand coverage to 6 million Hispanics.