Founded over 125 years ago, the National Medical Association (NMA) serves as the collective voice of more than 50,000 African American physicians and the patients they serve. Each year, to continue educating and training our members, we host a colloquium to raise awareness of issues in healthcare and public policy. The Colloquium offers a unique and impactful opportunity to collaborate with stakeholders to address access to essential services and improvements in health outcomes for minority populations nationally.

Improving healthcare policy is a strategic focus of the NMA. Our policy priorities are based in increasing the number of Black physicians in the workforce, expanding clinical research in Black populations, improving access to, and autonomy in, the health care service delivery, and voter registration, education and mobilization. The members of the NMA are committed to excellent clinical care and delivering the best medical services to our patients. However, we also understand that health policy is pertinent to our delivery of care and health outcomes. We educate our membership and others on several critical determinants of health, including socio-economic conditions, housing, education, food and nutrition, environmental exposures, genetics, and biological factors. Physicians who attend will receive Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits but everyone who participates all will be part of our national call to action to improve health, health policy and health outcomes for all.


Established in 1895, the National Medical Association (NMA) is the largest and oldest national organization in the United States representing the interests of African-American physicians and the patients they serve. The NMA serves as the leading voice force for parity and justice in medicine and the elimination of disparities in health.

NMA would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the NMA 2024 Colloquium.