The compassion and commitment of California's health care professionals is
worthy of recognition by their peers and members of our communities. Later in 2018, we will invite you to nominate extraordinary individuals and organizations for
the CMA Foundation's 2018 Leadership Awards, which celebrate the efforts of
those who make a difference in the health of Californians.
The Ethnic Physician Leadership Award and the Frank E. Staggers, Sr., MD
Award will be presented at the Annual Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations
(NEPO) Summit in 2018. The Robert D. Sparks, MD
Award and Adarsh S. Mahal, MD Award will be presented at the CMA Foundation
President's Reception and Awards Dinner in 2018.
For more information about the Leadership Awards,
contact Anita Charles at
The Robert D. Sparks, MD Leadership Award is given annually to an individual or organization that has demonstrated extraordinary interest and efforts in improving 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.
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The Ethnic Physician Leadership Award recognizes an individual physician for his or her contributions toward the health of various ethnic communities and 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.
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The Adarsh S. Mahal, MD Access to Health Care and Disparities Award was established by 2007 CMA President Anmol S. Mahal, MD and his wife Surjit K Mahal, MD to honor an individual or organization that has demonstrated extraordinary interest and efforts toward improving access to health care or reducing health care disparities in California.
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The Frank E. Staggers Sr., MD Outstanding Ethnic Physician Organization Award was established in honor of Dr. Staggers Sr., Co-founder of the Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations (NEPO). The award honors an ethnic physician organization that has taken significant action improving the health of their communities. Applicants will be evaluated based on their contribution to improving the health of their community, success at engaging physicians to be community advocates, and reducing health disparities.
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