• NHMA Congressional Briefing

    The National Hispanic Medical Association – is hosting a Congressional briefing about Health Care Reform & Racial/Ethnic Disparities on Tuesday, October 20th , from 5 pm to 7 pm, involving Rep. Donna Christensen (Virgin Islands)- invited and Rep. Mike Honda (CA)-invited, Rep. Raul Grijalva (AZ). Featured speakers include Lucille C. Norville Perez, MD (Former President, National Medical Association), Velma Henderson, RN, MS, CNAA, BC (Board, National Black Nurses Association), Norma Martinez Rogers, PhD, RN, FAAN (President, National Association of Hispanic Nurses), Melvina McCabe, MD (President, Association of American Indian Physicians), Deeana Jang (Director of Policy, Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum), Freddette West (Chair, Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Coalition)  and Elena Rios, MD (NHMA’s President & CEO).                                       


    The main goal of the briefing is to discuss key issues of health care reform legislation to decrease health care costs and increase health care access and quality.

  • Posted on September 23rd, 2009

    Written by Angela


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    Dr. Rios on NPR!

    Congress is considering bills that would help provide health insurance to millions of Americans who don’t have it. If this happens, one of the big beneficiaries would be Hispanics. One third of all Hispanics in the U.S. are uninsured. Dr. Elena Rios, president of the National Hispanic Medical Association, tells Linda Wertheimer that millions are uninsured because of cultural reasons as well as economic ones.