About NHMA Programs

The National Hispanic Medical Association has developed its unique programs to address the major barriers and needs of the Hispanic community and other underserved populations. Our programs serve to provide platforms, resources, and coordination among our network of physicians and key contacts with a special emphasis on work with major public and private sector stakeholders in public health and healthcare policies.

NHMA’s programs work to document critical information from physicians who care for diverse, minority communities.  We provide culturally-competent guidance, language services information, and suggestions for best practices in working with vulnerable groups.

Additionally, our programs serve to facilitate mentoring and career advancement for medical school students, public health students, residents, and physicians from all backgrounds. 

Through a full suite of unique programs, NHMA works with partners to improve the health of all Hispanics and diversify the healthcare field through mentoring opportunities for Hispanic medical students.  NHMA’s currently active programs include:

Vaccinate For All: COVID-19 Vaccination Advocacy Network- supported by CDC, Johnson and Johnson, Moderna, and BIO

Vaccinate For All is a bilingual campaign led by the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA). Our goal is to connect and support trusted leaders across the U.S. in serving the health of members of the Hispanic/Latino population around them.

We know connections between Hispanic patients and trusted community leaders are critical and necessary to overcome their unique barriers to vaccine access.

That’s why we’re building a powerful network of Champions across the U.S. and providing targeted resources to best reach and support members of the Hispanic community in making the best vaccination decisions.

Healthcare professionals, community leaders, and organizations can all support our mission and engage in Vaccinate For All opportunities by signing up as Champions for free at

NIH All of Us Research Program

The All of Us Research Program is a momentous effort funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to advance individualized prevention, treatment, and care for people of all backgrounds. The program’s aim is to enroll 1 million or more volunteers and receive samples from communities who have been underrepresented in research, making the program the largest and most diverse resource of its kind. 

If you would like to share co-branded NHMA All of Us literature in your practice, request materials by going here.

Infectious Disease Campaign

Our Infectious Disease Campaign aims to work with the Center for Disease Control to decrease COVID-19 cases in the Latino community by building healthcare provider capacity and increasing public awareness and understanding of guidance, clinical guidelines, and best practices for the prevention and control of COVID-19 and reemerging infectious diseases. Through our Target and Train strategy, NHMA will work with CDC to build capacity for healthcare providers serving Latino populations. Through our Disseminate and Adopt strategy, NHMA will work in concert with the IHPR, University of Texas Health San Antonio and support CDC and enhance its ongoing health communications campaign.

Partnering and Communicating Together (PACT) 

Let’s Stop HIV Together (HIV PACT)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and NHMA, along with other national organizations representing the populations hardest hit by HIV/AIDS, are partners in the PACT program. Through a collaborative approach, PACT Members assist in achieving the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States (NHAS) by reducing new HIV infections, improving health outcomes for individuals living with HIV, and reducing HIV-related disparities. PACT Members utilize their distinct viewpoints in creating a wide range of communication, mobilization, and outreach activities.

The Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign (formerly known as Act against AIDS) includes resources and partnerships aimed at stopping HIV stigma and promoting HIV testing, prevention, and treatment. Let’s Stop HIV Together empowers communities, partners on the ground, health care providers to reduce stigma among all Americans, prevent HIV among the hardest-hit populations, and help people with HIV stay healthy.

Program Call-to-Action

NHMA is seeking healthcare providers that treat Hispanic/Latinx patients with HIV/AIDS to create a short (1-2 min) video on the importance of HIV prevention/treatment and how you treat your minority patients living with HIV. If you are interested, please sign up here:

The Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship

In 2004, NHHF established the National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship program and its first Gala in New York City for medical, nursing, dental, public health, and health policy students with outstanding academic records, leadership, and who are committed to serving Hispanics. In 2007, NHHF started its partnership with the United Health Foundation in this unique national effort and the following year, a second annual Gala in California. As of January 2021, NHHF has awarded $1,555,000 to 306 awardees.

Learn more about the Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship on NHHF's website.

NHMA College Health Scholars Program

The College Health Scholars Program’s (CHSP) purpose is to increase the diversity of the health workforce with Hispanic physicians, health professionals, and scientist/researchers by providing resources to pre-health/science college students that address academic preparation for graduate school, including math and science, professional and personal development, and financial aid resources.

Sanofi Flu Campaign

NHMA has partnered with Sanofi to develop a Flu Toolkit with a special focus on COVID-19. 

Program Call-to-Action

NHMA is seeking physicians and healthcare providers to educate Hispanic/Latinx patients about influenza. Create a short (1-2 minute) video on who you are, your organization, and important information about flu and COVID-19 to educate the Hispanic community. If interested, sign up here or email Vincent Gearity at [email protected].

NHHF & Centene Health Literacy Program on COVID-19

NHHF, along with Centene Corporation, is developing a health literacy toolkit focused on COVID-19. Funded in part by Centene, this toolkit is designed to help keep the Hispanic community informed on the latest data and best practices for navigating COVID-19.

NHHF Stop Vaping Campaign

The National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) is excited to announce the launch of its Stop Vaping Campaign, in partnership with the Aetna Foundation. The campaign aims to educate Hispanic/Latino middle and high school students about the harmful effects of vaping, to urge students to stop or not start vaping. NHHF has hosted a focus group of middle and high school students and have created an Advisory Committee.

NHHF has launched Facebook and Instagram Live events to host conversations about the dangers and harmful effects of vaping and will continue our social media efforts.

Program Call-to-Action

NHHF is looking for health care professionals based in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City, or Miami to serve as spokespersons for the program. Spokespersons would educate middle and high school students about the harmful effects of vaping using the campaign materials NHHF has put together. If you are interested in being a spokesperson, please apply here.

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