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National Medical Association

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Lorraine Theresa Coll, Ph.D, Exec. Vice-President
1012 10th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

202-347-1895 (Voice)
202-898-2510 (FAX)

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The National Medical Association (NMA) was founded in 1895 as a professional organization for African-American physicians. Its goals are to raise professional and educational standards, to promote cooperation among physicians, to improve the health care delivery system, to educate the public, to promote just medical laws, and to eliminate racial and religious discrimination from American medical institutions. It operates the SASATA Project under a contract from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and a Radon and Indoor Air Education Program under a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It works to recruit African-American students into medical programs, provides information and consultation services to members, and advises and guides physicians who are interested in Federal funding.


Serial publications: NMA Newsletter, quarterly--organization activities and membership news; Journal of the National Medical Association, monthly--scientific and legal council articles, briefs, and other items of interest to members.


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Date Entered: 5/1/1997
Date Edited: 9/13/2012
Date Revised: 7/18/2006 12:12:09 PM
Health Referral Number: HR1582
Accession Number: DP91A0727

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