In 1998 a group of volunteer Hispanic physicians came
together to form a unique association. They recognized the need, in this
community of a medical association interested in getting involved in health
issues affecting Latinos. We call ourselves the Hispanic American Medical
Association of Central NJ.
To date, HAMA physician members represent multiple
specialties in the field of medicine, providing us with a unique perspective
into the health care needs of the people we serve. Our mission is to serve the
community and to teach ways to improve their quality of life by providing them
with important information for their health and the health of their families.
We are proud to have partnered with many organizations over he years in Mercer County
and surrounding areas to achieve this goal.
We have become a positive force in Mercer County in many
ways. We participate in health fairs throughout Mercer County and we support
other organizations that work with and for Hispanics in need in our community.
We award scholarships to Hispanic students enrolled in careers in health care
fields. To date, we have awarded over 60 scholarships and we are proud to see
the end results – productive, hard working members of society that are making a
difference in all of our lives. We are also part of statewide organizations,
which have policy-making implications that directly or indirectly affect the communities
We are a small organization and there is yet much to be
done. Will you join us in this journey? Our motto is “To serve, to instruct, to
teach and to heal.”
Raul Valcarcel, MD