August 28, 2017
Area(s) of Interest: Physician Leadership
The Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations (NEPO), representing over 45 ethnic physician organizations, in conjunction with the California Medical Association (CMA) and the CMA Foundation, today announced the 2017 Building Healthy Communities Summit will be held October 19-20 in Anaheim, California.
The two-day summit is an innovative educational event for physicians, public health professionals, advocates and community leaders that offers policy and best practices for reducing health disparities, building diversity in the workforce and increasing cultural competency in clinical care.
“Building healthier communities is a key component of what community physicians are all about,” said NEPO Chair Margaret Juarez, M.D. “The NEPO Summit helps physicians and health care providers connect to work with organizations across the state to make California healthier for all.”
Featuring keynote addresses by Robert K. Ross, M.D., President and CEO of the California Endowment, and Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), the summit offers continuing medical education credits to participating physicians. The summit also provides opportunities for networking with policymakers, health care advocates and thought leaders alongside breakout sessions on topics as diverse as the impact of immigration laws on health care, physician mental health, and addressing maternal morbidity and mortality.
More information on the NEPO Building Healthy Communities Summit can be found here, and those wishing to attend can register for the summit here.