The NMA designs its programs to engage a range of audiences, inform the public, and empower medical professionals who dedicate their time and resources to underserved communities.
The NMA advocates on behalf of disadvantaged communities in the fight for equitable, effective healthcare and benefits. With its consistent presence on Capitol Hill, NMA gives voice to ordinary Americans, as well as healthcare providers who work with the medically underserved. NMA partners with local, state, federal and international organizations to expand its influence on key health issues.
NMA programs promote health improvement initiatives through evidence based research and education to reduce the disproportionate burden of disease, illness, and mortality in African American and other ethnic groups.
NMA programs work to support the association’s disease prevention and health promotion efforts while developing successful strategies for changing lives and affecting health outcomes of African Americans and other ethnic groups in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean.
Sharing knowledge and information is critical in the NMA’s effort to promote positive change and eradicate health disparities. The NMA Programs Office has developed an effective internal and external communication network that supports health professionals as they undertake and publish research.