Established in 1994 in Washington, DC, the National Hispanic Medical Association is a non-profit association representing the interests of 45,000 licensed Hispanic physicians in the United States.
The vision of the organization is to be the national leader to improve the health of Hispanic populations.
The mission of the organization is to empower Hispanic physicians to lead efforts to improve the health of Hispanic and other underserved populations in collaboration with the state Hispanic medical societies, resident and medical student organizations, and other public and private sector partners.
As a rapidly growing national resource based in the nation's capital, NHMA
Serves as a Resource to the Nation
Develops Leadership for Public and Private Sectors
Provides Networking Opportunities
NHMA provides policymakers and health care providers with expert information and support in strengthening health service delivery to Hispanic communities across the nation. The NHMA works closely with the White House, Federal agencies and Congress, the private sector, foundations as well as national Hispanic organizations. As a member of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, we meet regularly with Federal officials to hold them accountable on Hispanic issues. NHMA also works closely with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) on health care policy development. In addition, NHMA participates in coalitions with other organizations who also advocate on health care delivery, medical education and health workforce leadership and diversity, prevention and public health, and community based research for our communities.
NHMA coordinates the NHMA Leadership Fellowship for 10 mid-career Hispanic physicians, the NHMA Public Health Leadership Fellowship for Hispanic public health professionals, the NHMA Resident Mentoring Program (and a past NHMA Resident Leadership Program) to develop future leaders that we actively nominate to positions and boards and commissions with the Federal government and corporate sector. We have trained 220 Fellows and 200 Resident Leaders. HHS has been the principle sponsor of these programs.
In 1997, NHMA began convening its Annual Hispanic Health Conference in March each year in Washington, DC. Our agenda includes expanding access to quality health care, increasing opportunities in medical education, cultural competence, and research for Latinos. Another focus is policy development and education efforts focused on the ACA and on eliminating health disparities faced by Latinos. NHMA also sponsors a Hispanic Health Congressional Briefings and six Regional Meetings in the fall each year with health and Hispanic experts educate on ACA implementation and other key topics.
NHMA provides a monthly e-newsletter to our 20,000 records of members and participants at conferences. We also have 50,000 other physicians database that we send marketing e-mailings to make them aware of joining the NHMA.
The NHMA Board of Directors is very interested in developing new partnerships that can enhance healthcare efforts targeted to Hispanic populations, programs and policies that will improve the health of all Americans. Contact us today. Working with our National Hispanic Health Foundation, we are embarking on a campaign to develop a private donor base this year.
Please call Dr. Elena Rios today to discuss your interest in collaborating with NHMA today.