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  • Posted on February 25th, 2010

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    NHMA 14th Annual Conference

    The National Hispanic Medical Association is a long-time member of OMO’s Health Data Task Force, and OMO is more than happy to spread the word about their 14th Annual Conference. See below for more details and a link to register. NHMA 14th Annual Conference “Health Care Transformation to Improve Prevention and Health Promotion for the [...]

  • 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

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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.

  • Posted on June 7th, 2009

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    NHMA Capitol Hill Briefing

    National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) Capitol Hill briefing: Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) and Health Disparities Wednesday June 17, 2009 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 has recently allocated $1.1 billion to comparative effectiveness research to provide new knowledge for more efficient health care delivery. The goals of [...]

  • NHMA Discussion Groups on health care reform

    The National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) has been invited to participate in the development of health care reform legislation for Senators Kennedy and Baucus, Congressmen Waxman, Rangel, and Miller and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. We have been asked to submit our recommendations on reforming the system for inclusion into these bills by June 1st; this gives us a narrow window of three weeks or less to prepare a document for submission to congressional staff. I invite you and your colleagues to join the “NHMA Hispanic Provider Community Forum on Health Care Reform” on our portal: www.hispanichealth.info to share your insights and recommendations for health care reform today.