NHMA and HDA Conference to Premier Programs & Research that are Latino family-centered, Improve Health & Reduce Costs

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Latinos face chronic disease dilemma as the highest uninsured ethnic group in the U.S.

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Organizers expect 500 physicians and dentists and health experts to attend

the National Hispanic Medical Association and the Hispanic Dental Association's four day conference April 11-14 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Crystal City, VA. The NHMA 23rd conference is the largest of its kind. 

ADM Brett P. Giroir, MD, Assistant Secretary of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human will serve as keynote speaker at the plenary on April 12 at 9:00 am to discuss the plans to eliminate HIV.

For 23 years, NHMA has drawn attendees from medical practices, clinics and hospitals who share strategies to care for Latino families and from public service and private sector who develop prevention, environmental, and medical policies and programs that improve health of our communities. The event features an Exhibit Hall to advance careers of Latino health professionals as well as public health education programs from healthcare related nonprofits interested in outreach to Latinos.  Participants come to learn how to sustain programs for private practice, inpatient and clinic teaching, Latino health research and policy-making and how to advance their impact through networking.

The Conference Gala on April 13th at 7:30 pm NHMA will host Kris Brown, President, Brady, as keynote speaker and present awards to Dr. Luis Padilla, HRSA Associate Director coordinating major medical and dental diversity programs and the National Health Service Corps; Dr. Juan Robles, Montefiore Medical Center; Dr. Anne Munne, past president HDA;  the deans of 4 medical schools in Puerto Rico; and leaders of NHMA network – medical societies, health professions associations, advocacy CBOs, young doctors & residents.

The Conference major sponsors are CDC, NIH, HHS Office of Minority Health, Centene, Abbott, Lilly, Care First, Abbvie, Merck, Gilead, Pfizer, PhRMA, Sunstar, Gum, Butler, and Guidor.

NHMA and HDA are the premier organizations that advocate for health equity in the U.S. by working with public and private partners and educate professionals with prevention campaigns and mentor the next generation to improve health of Latinos.  #NHMA2019 #HDA2019

For more information on the NHMA Conference go to www.NHMAmd.org

 

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SOURCE National Hispanic Medical Association



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