Building Healthy Communities Summits

Register now for the 2016 BHC Summit! 

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The 2016 Building Healthy Communities (BHC) Summit is a unique and exciting educational event for physicians, public health professionals, and community leaders. The 2016 BHC Summit will provide you with opportunities to learn about emerging health policy issues, best practices for reducing health disparities, and cultural competency in clinical care.

The Summit will inspire physicians and healthcare providers to participate in community health efforts and to be challenged to improve healthcare and the quality of life in their communities. You will have the opportunity to hear from nationally acclaimed thought leaders and network with colleagues. We are also pleased to offer CME credits.

The 2016 BHC Summit will be held September 16th-18th at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa.  Newport Beach offers visitors a unique California meeting experience. A block of rooms has been reserved for the Summit at a special rate of $184/night. These rates are guaranteed through Thursday, August 25, 2016, or until the room block is filled. To make a reservation, call 1 (877) 622-3056 and mention the NEPO BHC Summit or use the direct link: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/CMAFNEPOSummit.

Building healthy communities is a key component of what community physicians are about. The Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations embraces these challenges and encourages physicians and other healthcare providers to be involved in community efforts to make California healthier for all.

Please join us in building on and expanding the important work of NEPO at the largest multi-ethnic physician convening in the country.

 

Details from the 2015 BHC Summit:

   

The 2015 Building Healthy Communities (BHC) Summit-Helping Health Providers Address Social Determinants of Health was a unique and exciting educational event for physicians, public health professionals, and community leaders. The 2015 BHC Summit provided opportunities to learn about emerging health policy issues, best practices for reducing health disparities, and cultural competency in clinical care.

The Summit inspired physicians and health care providers to participate in community health efforts and to be challenged to improve health care and the quality of life in their communities. Attendees had the opportunity to hear from nationally acclaimed thought leaders and network with colleagues.

Featured Speakers included:

  • Alex Padilla, California Secretary of State
  • Raul Ruiz, Congressman
  • Rusty Bailey, Mayor of Riverside
  • George Halvorson, Chair, First 5 Commission of California   

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MEDICAL STUDENT POSTER PRESENTATIONS

New to the 2015 NEPO Building Healthy Communities Summit was the opportunity for medical students to present their research during a poster presentation session. In order to participate, medical students submitted poster abstract applications showcasing their research projects related to health disparities in the basic sciences, clinical sciences, and population/behavioral/social sciences.

Overall, 13 abstracts were selected and 15 students were invited to present their research at the NEPO Summit. Project topics included: disparities in minors' access to reproductive health services, development of a bilingual and bicultural patient reported outcomes measure for pediatric facial deformities, and a mental health risk assessment of Assyrian immigrants and refugees in the San Joaquin Valley.

Medical students presented their research and findings to a team of judges and to several high school students visiting from a local Health Careers Opportunity Program. The high school students were inspired by the impressive presentations and valued the opportunity to learn firsthand advice from medical students.

     

     

Ethnic Physician Leadership Award  Congratulations to Richard Baker, MD!