X

Two physician legislators to speak at 2019 NEPO Summit

August 02, 2019
Area(s) of Interest: Cultural Competency Physician Leadership 


We are pleased to announce that Senator Richard Pan, M.D., and Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula, M.D., will be featured speakers at the 2019 Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations (NEPO) Summit, held August 23-24 at the Westin Pasadena. To see our full lineup of speakers, download the tentative agenda here.

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.

Dr. Pan was first elected to the Assembly in 2010, where he served as Chair of the Assembly Committee on Health and led implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act in California. In 2014, he was elected to the state Senate, where he is Chair of the Senate Committee on Health.

TIME magazine called Dr. Pan a “hero” when he authored landmark legislation, SB 277, to abolish non-medical exemptions to legally required vaccines for school students. This year, Dr. Pan introduced SB 276 to strengthen oversight of the medical exemption process and combat the proliferation of fraudulent medical exemptions.

Dr. Arambula is the first Latino physician elected to the California State Assembly. Dr. Arambula’s experiences as an emergency room doctor in Fresno County forged his determination to improve health care for all people, especially the most vulnerable.

Dr. Arambula believes health care is a fundamental human right. Since his election, he has been a forceful advocate in addressing the dire shortage of doctors and other health care professionals in the Central Valley.

NEPO—a project of Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC)—is a coalition of more than 40 ethnic physician organizations in 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. 

Click here to register.

Stay Informed

Opt in to receive updates on the latest health care news, legislation, and more.

Join CMA Today!

Explore why over 44,000 California physicians have joined CMA to advocate for patients, the medical profession and the future of health care.

Was this page helpful?