August 30, 2016
Area(s) of Interest: Physician Leadership Professional Development & Education
Pediatrician and Flint, Michigan, advocate Mona Hanna-Attisha, M.D., will speak via live feed at the Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations (NEPO) 2016 Building Healthy Communities (BHC) Summit, September 16-18 in Newport Beach. "Dr. Mona," recently honored as one of TIME ’s 100 most influential people of 2016, will be speaking on physicians’ role in social change.
Dr. Mona became a household name this year when she helped expose a toxic water crisis in her hometown of Flint—where for nearly two years residents had been exposed to dangerously high levels of lead in the city’s tap water. State agencies initially dismissed her concerns, but Dr. Mona went public with her shocking findings and forced the state of Michigan to concede that thousands of Flint residents had been exposed to lead-poisoned water.
If you have a question to ask Dr. Mona, NEPO is now taking questions via social media using the hashtag #AskDrMona. Questions will be answered on a live video feed on Saturday, September 17, during. Questions can also be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 13, 2016. (For more information, visit https://www.phcdocs.org.)
The BHC Summit is designed to inspire physicians and health care providers to participate in community health efforts and challenge them to improve health care and quality of life in their communities. Hundreds of health professionals, community leaders, policymakers and advocates will gather and discuss health issues and emerging trends that disproportionately affect communities of color.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from nationally acclaimed thought leaders and network with colleagues. Other featured speakers include:
- Dave Jones, California Insurance Commissioner
- George Halvorson, Chair, First 5 Commission
- Anthony Iton, M.D., J.D., MPH, Senior Vice President, Healthy Communities, The California Endowment
- Karen Smith, M.D., MPH, Director, California Department of Public Health
- Rishi Manchanda, M.D., Founder, HealthBegins, and author, The Upstream Doctors
Click here for more information or to register.