December 7, 2017
National Hispanic Health Foundation Honors Health Leaders and Health Student Scholars
"We are also honoring leaders who are role models for these remarkable students," said Dr. Elena Rios, President and CEO of NHHF and NHMA, "and partnering with visionary sponsors so that we are able to build the future health workforce for our communities."
The gala ceremony will be held December 14 at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles from 6:30 ? 11:00 pm. NHHF held its East Coast Gala in New York City just last week.
This year NHHF honored leaders in the Health industry for their transformation of their community, academic and private sector organizations so that more Latinos will have access to healthcare:
The United Health Foundation is the Presenting Sponsor, Health Net is the Gold Sponsor. Other sponsors include AltaMed, NovoNordisk, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Blue Shield of California, American Career College & Contemporary Forums, Brand New Day, Carlos Corral, MD El Paso Cardiac, Vascular & Thoracic Surgeons PA, Natural Resources Defense Council, Martha Preciado, The California Health Care Foundation, PAN#1 Family Limited Partnership, DaVita Healthcare Partners, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, Rutgers NJ Medical School, Zucker School of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Westchester Medical Center, NYU Langone Schools of Medicine, NYU Langone Health Brooklyn, NYU Silver School of Social Work, Latino Commission on AIDS, Raoul and Minerva Campos, Einstein Medical School, NY-Presbyterian Medical Center, Weill Cornell Medicine, Adventist Central Valley of CA, Cantu Construction, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Keck School of Medicine at USC, Southern NM Family Medicine Residency Program, Temple University School of Dentistry, Drexel University School of Medicine, New York Academy of Medicine, Yale Greenwich Hospital, Richard Zapanta, MD, The California Endowment. Media partners include UNIVISION, Latino Leaders Magazine, Latina Style Magazine, KTLA-5, LA Business Journal, El Tiempo-San Diego, LA Latino Chamber of Commerce, Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and BizFed.
This year's NHHF Health Professional Student Scholarships were awarded to outstanding students who demonstrated academic excellence, leadership and a commitment to providing healthcare to Latinos. Since the scholarship program was launched in 2004, NHHF has awarded over 230 scholarships. This year the NHHF Endowment is being established to reach individual donors. If interested, contact NHHF.
The 2017 scholarship award winners are:
David Ortiz, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Medical School
NHHF is the 501(c)(3) arm of the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), a nonprofit organization that represents 50,000 Hispanic physicians across the U.S. The mission of NHHF is to improve the health of Hispanics through research and educational activities. www.NHMAFoundation.org
SOURCE National Hispanic Health Foundation]]>