Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations (NEPO)

Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC) hosts the Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations' (NEPO) annual summit (NEPO Summit), which 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.

PHC will also recognize extraordinary individuals and organizations who are making a difference in the health of Californians with their 2021 Leadership Awards


This year, we are honored to feature Sandra Hernández, M.D., CEO of the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF), as our keynote speaker. Prior to joining CHCF, Dr. Hernández was CEO of The San Francisco Foundation, which she led for 16 years. She previously served as director of public health for the City and County of San Francisco.

She also co-chaired San Francisco’s Universal Healthcare Council, which designed Healthy San Francisco. It was the first time a local government in the U.S. attempted to provide health care for all its constituents. Dr. Hernández has also been appointed to the board of directors of Covered California, as well as to the Healthy California for All Commission.