Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC) and the Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations (NEPO) are seeking nominations of extraordinary individuals and organizations for the 2019 Leadership Awards , which celebrate the efforts of those who make a difference in the health of Californians. These awards will be presented during the 2019 NEPO Summit, held August 23-24 in Pasadena. Nominations are due on August 2, 2019. The four prestigious awards include: Ethnic Physician Leadership Award This award recognizes an individual physician for his or her contributions toward improving the health of ethnic communities. Download the description and nomination form . Frank E. Staggers, Sr., M.D., Outstanding Ethnic Physician Organization Award This award honors an ethnic physician organization that has taken significant action toward improving the health of their communities. Download the description and nomination form . Adarsh S. Mahal, M.D., Access to Health Care and Disparities Award This award honors an individual or organization that has demonstrated extraordinary interest and efforts toward improving access to health care or reducing health care disparities in California. Download the description and nomination form . Robert D. Sparks, M.D., Leadership Achievement Award This award recognizes an individual or organization that has demonstrated extraordinary interest and efforts in improving community health to champion improved individual and community health through a partnership of leaders in medicine, related health professions and the community. Download the description and nomination form . Early-Bird Rate Extended! Please join us for this year’s NEPO Summit to learn more about “Standing Up for Health Care in California.” Early bird registration has been extended through the end of July ($75 for medical students and $299 for all others). After that, registration goes up to $100 and $399, respectively. The two-day summit is an innovative educational event for physicians, public health professionals, advocates and community leaders that offers policy and best practices for reducing health disparities, building diversity in the workforce and increasing cultural competency in clinical care. Hotel Information Make your hotel reservations now (expanded room block coming soon!). Stay tuned for more information on this year's agenda and speakers!