Established in 1994 in Washington, DC, the National Hispanic Medical Association is a non-profit association representing the interests of 50,000 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 Hispanic state medical societies, residents, and medical students, and other public and private sector partners.
NHMA provides policymakers, health care providers, and their partners 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. NHMA also works closely with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), the Congressional Hispanic Conference Institute (CHLI), and other Congress offices on health care policy development that impacts our communities, medical education, health reform and research. In addition, NHMA partners with corporations, academia, foundations, media, and coalitions who also advocate on health care delivery, medical education and health workforce leadership and diversity, prevention and public health, and health policy and community-based research for our communities.