Since its inception in 1895, the National Medical Association ("NMA") has represented the specific interests and concerns of African American physicians and their patients. Representing the interests of more than 30,000 African American physicians and the patients they serve, with nearly 129 affiliated societies throughout the nation and U.S. territories, the National Medical Association has been firmly established in a leadership role in medicine. As the nation's oldest and largest organization representing African American physicians and health professionals in the United States, the NMA has led the fight for better medical care and opportunities for all Americans, with a strong focus on health issues related to communities of color and the medically underserved. The NMA is dedicated to reducing and eliminating disparities in health and improving the lives of our patients, their families, and their communities. Visit nmanet.org.