About Us

The National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) (501c3) was established in 1994 in Washington, DC as the philanthropic arm of the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA).  The mission of the Foundation is to support educational and research activities to improve the health of Hispanics. In 2003, the NHMA was awarded a Congressional Earmark to develop the Foundation with the support of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Senator Arlen Specter and Congressman Regula. In 2005, NHHF became affiliated with and located at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University. Recently, NHHF has moved its office in Washington, DC.

In 2021, NHHF with its Corporate Advisory Board, developed the National Center for Hispanic Health Research and will start its activities over the next year with the Diversity in Clinical Research Symposium at the NHMA Conference in March 2022, a Webinar in Summer 2022 and a mentoring program for Latino researchers who are medical residents and physicians interested in clinical research for Latinos.