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People & Approach

NMH Alliance

Leading experts in all aspects of minority health who are shaping the national conversation and spearheading change on inequity

The National Minority Health Alliance was formed in 2016, soon after the establishment of the Make Well Known Foundation. Initially focused solely on cardiovascular health, it has since broadened its scope in alignment with the Foundation’s mission, now addressing health conditions widely found across underserved communities, such as cancer and diabetes. The national experts invited to participate represent not just the medical community but also community organizations, patient and clinician advocacy groups, industry, academia and the research community, and government institutions.

This breadth of diversity and depth of expertise are what set the Alliance apart. It enables the Foundation to incorporate insights from critical stakeholders into each of our programs, ensuring unparalleled effectiveness. For our members, our bi-annual gatherings offer an invaluable opportunity to connect with individuals who possess a shared passion but distinct perspectives on minority health. This helps to build relationships that extend beyond geographical boundaries and across the healthcare system, leaving an indelible impact on the field of health equity well beyond the Foundation’s endeavors.

The Alliance at Work


Providers and public health organizations need more information about how their patient populations are unique.

Fatima Rodriguez, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA , Stanford University Medical Center

No one researcher or institution can do this alone. That’s why it’s so important for the Alliance to bring together diverse stakeholders.

Latha Palaniappan, MD, MS, Stanford University School of Medicine

The health of our country cannot improve without addressing the health of all communities.

Carlos Jose Rodriguez, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA , Albert Einstein College of Medicine

We need to help our patients have tools to get out of the storm that causes unnecessary death and disability.

Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA, Tulane University School of Medicine

The diversity of experience and depth of expertise in our Alliance is second to none.