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.