Affordable Care Act & Best Practices for Hispanics

logo1.132183832_stdThis year, in partner with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Minority Health and National Hispanic Health Foundation, NHMA has conducted the 18th Annual Conference of providing affordable medical care to the Hispanic community of Washington D.C.

They had partners from both the private and public sectors to fulfill their mission of bringing together experts from across the nation to share their experiences and knowledge in improving the health care delivery for the Hispanic community.

All of the guests will share their expertise on the current innovations regarding medical homes, care organizations, health insurance exchanges, prevention, integrative care, e-health and many more. Some of the diseases that they will focus on include diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and cancer.


Objectives of the Conference:

  • Define how improvements in health care and the Affordable Care Act can influence the health care reform’s prevention and public health strategies.
  • Discuss community-based research that talks about the policy strategies that show promise of eliminating health disparities.
  • Expound on the new treatment strategies to educate Hispanic patients that have diabetes, cancer, obesity, cardiovascular condition, multiple myeloma, Alzheimer’s disease, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C and aging to decrease the morbidity and mortality rate in the community.
  • Define cultural competence, literacy and language services programs for medical education and health care delivery.
  • Explain how leadership skills can be used as an advantage to improve the health of the Hispanic community.


Physician Accreditation Statement

The entire event has been planned out and put to action as guided by the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the sponsorship of Charles R. Drew University and the National Hispanic Medical Association. The former has been accredited by the ACCME to provide continuous education to physicians.


The LMSA Policy Section

LMSA is acronym for Latino Medical Student Association which is an organization affiliated with NHMA. These groups are encouraging all interested students in the Health Policy to join them during the First Annual Student Policy Section at the National Hispanic Medical Association Annual Conference. It was held at the Wardman Park Hotel in Washington D.C. last March27 to 30. These groups encourage everyone to join them in shaping the future of medicine, especially for the Hispanic community.

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