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NEPO Director, Kyla Aquino Irving, uses 'Kidney Quinceañera" to raise awareness about organ donation

BY SAMMY CAIOLA | The Center for Spiritual Awareness church in West Sacramento sparkled with sophistication Saturday as finely dressed guests filed into Kyla Aquino Irving’s “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”-themed quinceañera. Martini glasses and little blue boxes dotted the tables, while an on-stage singer serenaded attendees out of their seats. The only thing that distinguished the event from any other 15th birthday bash – other than that Aquino Irving is 37 – was a table where attendees could sign up to be blood, organ and bone marrow donors. Aquino Irving, a Sacramento resident who received one kidney donation from her father at age ...

Media Invited to the 2016 Building Healthy Communities Summit, Nation’s Largest Gathering of Ethnic Minority Physicians

Hundreds of health professionals, community leaders, policymakers and advocates will gather September 16-18, 2016 in Newport Beach, California, when the Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations (NEPO) and California Medical Association (CMA) Foundation hosts the 2016 Building Healthy Communities (BHC) Summit. The BHC Summit is an educational conference where health providers and community advocates discuss health issues and emerging trends that disproportionately affect communities of color. The theme of this year’s BHC Summit -- “Helping Health Providers Address Social Determinants of Health”—highlights emerging health policy issues, best practices for reducing health disparities, and cultural competency in clinical care. Featured speakers at this year’s ...

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