August 17, 2021
Registration is now live for the 18th annual Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations (NEPO) Summit, to be held virtually on October 8, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. PT.
Interested individuals can register here.
The theme of this year’s summit is: “Enduring a Pandemic: How Diverse Clinical Settings Adapted and Succeeded.” The summit will cover topics critical to diverse physicians and patients including COVID-19, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), health outcome disparities in the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities and more.
This year, NEPO is honored to feature Sandra Hernández, M.D., CEO of the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF), as the keynote speaker. Prior to joining CHCF, Dr. Hernández was CEO of The San Francisco Foundation, which she led for 16 years. She previously served as director of public health for the City and County of San Francisco. She also cochaired San Francisco’s Universal Healthcare Council, which designed Healthy San Francisco. It was the first time a local government in the U.S. attempted to provide health care for all its constituents. Dr. Hernández has also been appointed to the board of directors of Covered California, as well as to the Healthy California for All Commission.
The NEPO Summit will also include the presentation of PHC’s 2021 Leadership Awards. These awards are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate individuals or organizations who are champions of health equity. Nominations for these awards are open through August 22. Please visit the PHC Leadership Awards page to learn more and to nominate.
NEPO is a network of diverse physicians and patients that convene annually to advocate for community health, encourage physician leadership development, and promote cultural and linguistic competency in patient care. For more information, please visit the NEPO webpage.