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CMA Foundation’s 2015 Leadership Awards: Call for nominations



July 08, 2015
Area(s) of Interest: Physician Leadership Professional Development & Education 

The California Medical Association (CMA) Foundation and its Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations (NEPO) are seeking nominations for the 2015 Leadership Awards, which celebrate the efforts of extraordinary individuals and organizations who make a difference in the health of Californians.


The four awards include:


The Ethnic Physician Leadership Award
This award recognizes an individual physician for his or her contributions toward the health of various ethnic communities, who has shown great success in eliminating health disparities, addressing access to care, and improving cultural competency and patient advocacy. The purpose of the award is to honor an outstanding physician; inspire other physicians; and to promote leadership, caring and compassion in medicine. Nominations due by August 1, 2015.


The Frank E. Staggers, Sr., M.D., Outstanding Ethnic Physician Organization Award
This award honors an ethnic physician organization that has taken significant action in improving the health of its community. Applicants will be evaluated based on their contribution to improving the health of their community, success at engaging physicians to be community advocates and efforts to reduce health disparities. Nominations due by August 1, 2015.


The Adarsh S. Mahal, M.D., Access to Health Care and Disparities Award
This award honors an individual or organization that has demonstrated extraordinary interest in and efforts to improve access to health care or reduce health care disparities in California. Nominations due by August 22, 2015.


The Robert D. Sparks, M.D., Leadership Achievement Award
This award recognizes an individual or organization that has demonstrated extraordinary interest in and efforts to improve community health, consistent with the mission of the CMA Foundation—to champion improved individual and community health through a partnership of leaders in medicine, related health professions and the community. Nominations due by August 22, 2015.


The Ethnic Physician Leadership Award and the Frank E. Staggers, Sr., M.D., Award will be presented at the annual NEPO Building Healthy Communities Summit in Riverside on September 19, 2015. The Robert D. Sparks, M.D., Award and Adarsh S. Mahal, M.D., Award will be presented at the CMA Foundation’s Annual President’s Reception and Awards Dinner on October 17, 2015, during CMA’S annual House of Delegates meeting in Anaheim.


Nomination information and packets for each award are available at the CMA Foundation website.


Contact: Anita Charles, (916) 779-6620 or acharles@phcdocs.org.

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