July 23, 2018
Area(s) of Interest: Cultural Competency Physician Leadership Physician Wellness Professional Development & Education
The California Medical Association’s foundation—Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC)—and the Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations (NEPO) are seeking nominations of extraordinary individuals and organizations for the 2018 Leadership Awards. These awards celebrate the efforts of individuals and organizations who make a difference in the health of Californians and will be presented during the 2018 NEPO Summit, held September 13-15 in Pasadena. Nominations are due on August 10, 2018.
The four prestigious awards include:
The Ethnic Physician Leadership Award: This award recognizes an individual physician for his or her contributions toward improving the health of ethnic communities. Download the description and nomination form.
The Frank E. Staggers, Sr., M.D., Outstanding Ethnic Physician Organization Award: This award honors an ethnic physician organization that has taken significant action toward improving the health of their communities. Download the description and nomination form.
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 and efforts toward improving access to health care or reducing health care disparities in California. Download the description and nomination form.
The Robert D. Sparks, M.D., Leadership Achievement Award: This award recognizes an individual or organization that has demonstrated extraordinary interest and efforts in improving community health to champion improved individual and community health through a partnership of leaders in medicine, related health professions and the community. Download the description and nomination form.
This year's NEPO Summit theme, Building the Best You: Celebrating the Joy of Medicine, will address issues of physician burnout and provide solutions to create a culture of wellness and physician well-being. The three-day summit is an innovative educational event for physicians, public health professionals, health care 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.
Early-bird registration is now open! Stay tuned for more information on this year's agenda and speakers.