Category: The Latest

Category: The Latest

Health Disparities Among Hispanics Called-Out on National Latino Physician Day
September 30, 2022 The Latest LPOC Organization

In conjunction with LPOC, and in recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month and National Latino Physician Day, California Medical Association (CMA) President-Elect, Donaldo Hernandez, M.D., FACP, highlighted the growing disparity between the number of Latinx health care providers and the growing number of Latinx patients. 

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Celebrate 1st National Latinx Physician Day
September 7, 2022 Diversity, Release, Students, Workforce Development LPOC Organization

Join LPOC in celebrating the first National Latinx Physician Day on October 1, 2022 and support future Latinx physicians.

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LPOC Position Statement: AB 2236 (Low) OPPOSE
August 31, 2022 Legislation, Release LPOC Organization

AB 2236 will not properly protect patients, nor will it establish an adequate training
framework for non-physician optometrists to acquire, or maintain, clinical skills or
experience-based competency to be permitted to perform surgical procedures on
patients’ eyes.

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Dr. Diana Ramos Named Surgeon General of CA
August 30, 2022 The Latest LPOC Organization

LPOC congratulates Governor Gavin Newsom in his selection of Dr. Diana Ramos as the new Surgeon General of California, and we join in welcoming Dr. Ramos in her new role.

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Diversifying the Health Care Workforce: Providers & Students Share Stories of Triumph & Struggle
June 7, 2022 The Latest, Workforce Development LPOC Organization

Diversifying the health care workforce is key to achieving health equity. California Health Care Foundation has released a video sharing stories from two providers, a medical student, and a nursing student about the obstacles they have encountered in their training and professions, as well as their ideas for attracting and retaining Black and Latinx people in medicine and nursing.

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New Health Equity Fellowship @ UC Berkeley
May 26, 2022 Fellowship Opportunity, Students, The Latest LPOC Organization

OAKLAND, Calif. (May 19, 2022) – Blue Shield of California today announced it will invest $7 million over five years for a new fellowship program at UC Berkeley School of Public Health to support graduate students from underrepresented communities. The program, which aims to increase diversity among health professionals, will train fellows to leverage data and analytics to improve public health and advance health equity. 

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