The National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) is a 501c3 nonprofit foundation established by the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) in 1994 as the National Hispanic Medical Foundation. In 2000, the name was changed to NHHF. The NHHF mission is to improve the health of Hispanics and other underserved through research, education and charitable activities and is guided by a distinguished board of nationally recognized leaders in healthcare. As the philanthropic arm for NHMA, NHHF has a Single Donor Campaign that we hope you will contribute to in order to advance our educational activities.
In 2004, NHHF established the National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship, the only national scholarship for health professional students - now including medical, nursing, dental, public health, policy, pharmacy, podiatry and physician assistant students. The selected students have outstanding academic records, documented leadership, and are committed to serving Hispanic populations in their future career.
In 2006, NHHF was affiliated with the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University and has partnered with faculty on the National Hispanic Medical Association Leadership Fellowship, an executive leadership program for mid-career Hispanic physicians.
In 2011, NHHF opened its office at the New York Academy of Medicine and has partnered on national and state educational forums.
NHHF is located at the New York Academy of Medicine and is affiliated with the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University. The major programs of the Foundation were started with support from the Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, including activities focused on Education, Research Training, and Information Dissemination.
The NHHF Corporate Advisory Board consists of major partners who have supported the development of the NHMA and NHHF, including NHMA's Annual Conference and the Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Program of the NHHF.
Finally, the NHHF is actively developing its National Center for Hispanic Health Research and will work with the New York Academy of Medicine to develop community-based research portfolio.
With the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University. NHHF will develop Hispanic health services research training for leaders from these organizations and from Federal and State government.