NMA 115th Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly

National Medical Association
Orlando, Florida

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Opening Day

of Now

Creating a Culture
of Health Equity

Dear Colleagues and Convention Attendees:

We exist in an era where healthcare providers must not only be concerned and dedicated to saving lives but must also focus on preventing illness and disease through the use of smart technologies and medical care. Healthcare providers are more than physicians and dentists but include nurses, social workers, pharmacists, nutritionists, psychologists and health service executives – it requires a team effort to bring about the necessary changes needed to shift the health paradigm to a new culture of health. The time for change in the health system is now, ergo the Urgency is NOW!

My goal is to create a culture of change in healthcare. To bring about a collaborative approach for developing a National Action Plan for Health Equity. This will encourage engagement and involvement of all aspects of our communities through transparent, transitional and transformative engagement in healthcare. Together with the partnerships that begun in September at NMA’s Professional Development Series during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundations’ Annual Legislative Conference, we began our work to ensure that all members of the healthcare team recognize the diverse nature of our population and are prepared to be attentive to the needs of our healthcare universe of stakeholders.



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Why I Attend Convention

I haven’t missed an annual NMA convention since I attended my first over 40 years ago. While I belong to many other professional organizations, NMA is unique in providing both excellent science in addition to health policy and medical information specific for minority populations and physicians of color. Plus – the ability to network with physicians with similar concerns AND former students and residents is something I would not miss!

Vivian Pinn, M.D.