Internal medicine physician Efrain Talamantes, M.D., MBA, M.S. , has been awarded the Physicians for a Healthy California 2022 Robert D. Sparks, M.D., Leadership Achievement Award. This award is given annually to an individual or organization that has demonstrated extraordinary interest and efforts in improving community health. Dr. Talamantes is the Chief Operating Officer of Health Services at AltaMed Health Services. He is dedicated to serving historically underinvested communities and advancing health equity. He leads initiatives throughout the country to enhance leadership and diversity in the health care workforce. Dr. Talamantes co-founded MiMentor, a nationwide mentoring network connecting thousands of members with health profession mentors. The organization's mission is to develop and support innovative and inclusive mentorship opportunities that will inspire the next generation of diverse health care leaders for underserved communities. Dr. Talamantes currently serves as the Chair of the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California and is a board member of the National Medical Fellowships and the Chicago School of Psychology.