Welcome to the National Hispanic Medical Association Alzheimer’s Disease Task Force Forum Discussion which will occur over the next few weeks. The purpose of this Forum Discussion is to develop a powerful message about the importance of raising awareness about Alzheimer’s Disease to primary care physicians in the NHMA network, including the presidents of the NHMA Council of Medical Societies to share with their members as well as the NHMA members. We all recognize that part of this message will be to refer the Hispanic physician to utilize the campaign of the Alzheimer’s Association Early Detection Alliance, “Knowing the Ten Signs”.
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Welcome to the Health Care Reform discussion group. We look forward to working with you.
The National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) has been invited to participate in the development of health care reform legislation by Senators Baucus and Kennedy, Congressmen Rangel and Waxman and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Their respective staff will be introducing and distributing their bills in June for public comment before the July 4th Congressional recess.We have been asked to submit our recommendations for inclusion into these bills by July 1st.
Within the the broad scope of this debate, Congress is requesting specific strategies in four areas:
We invite you to join a discussion forum below to share your insights and recommendations on this critical issue. Click on a headline below to join the discussion.
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Dr. Hellmann, Dr. Vargas, and Dr. Corredor Again thank you for agreeing to become members of the NHMA diabetes mellitus editorial board. The board’s mission will be to establish criteria and provide guidance to NHMA staff tasked with the responsibility of obtaining diabetes and obesity-related information for NHMA and other physicians serving Hispanic diabetic patients. As experts on diabetes we are also asking you to identify information sources, including specific journal articles and studies that can be useful to educate physicians caring for Hispanic/Latino patients along the following four categories: 1. Nutrition 2. Prevention 3. Medical management 4. Model programs The online community deliberations will have a one month time limit. Your online conversations will be driven by email alerts to each of you whenever any one of you posts a comment. I will be more than happy to answer any questions at our conference call. Elena
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by Alfonso Vargas
Richard, Daniel and Alfonso: We are very excited to have your expertise to guide our staff to build the content of the Diabetes Portal for providers who care for Hispanic patients over the month of August. The NHMA Office will get us back together on a conference call in early September to review the efforts. Thanks again, Elena
This forum concerns the type of information currently available online on Diabetes- its advantages and disadvantages.