Web Link: Physicians Medical Forum

PMF’s main purpose is to encourage the recruitment and retention of African-American physicians, and the betterment of health care for people in the Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area communities.


Web Link: National Medical Association

The National Medical Association (NMA) is the collective voice of African American physicians and the leading force for parity and justice in medicine and the elimination of disparities in health.


Web Link: Student National Medical Association

The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is the oldest and largest student-run organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color. Membership includes more than 6,000 medical students, pre-medical students, residents and physicians. Established in 1964 by medical students from Howard University and Meharry medical schools, the SNMA boasts over 40 years of advocacy and service to underserved communities and medical students.


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A federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services


Web Link: Black Nurses Association

NBNA mission is to provide a forum for collective action by African American nurses to “investigate, define and determine what the health care needs of African Americans are and to implement change to make available to African Americans and other minorities health care commensurate with that of the larger society.”


Web Link: Bay Area Black Nurses Association

The Bay Area Black Nurses Association is a professional organization of registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses and nursing students who contribute to improving the quality of life of persons who share the African American heritage and other ethnic groups.