Summit Presentations

2018 NEPO Summit Presentations

John Madrigal, Program Associate at Equality California
John Madrigal, Program Associate at Equality California

LGBTQ Cultural Competency Training
Training designed to empower clinicians and health care professionals to provide respectful, culturally sensitive care to their LGBTQ patient population. Training includes basic LGBTQ terminology, data on health disparities that affect the LGBTQ community, and how to create a welcoming environment.

Undocumented Immigrants and Access to Care
Undocumented immigrants with end-stage renal disease in the U.S. have limited access to standard hemodialysis and the majority rely on emergency-only hemodialysis (dialysis only after an emergency department evaluation). This session will describe the impact of emergency-only hemodialysis on undocumented immigrants as well as on their clinicians.

Barriers and Tools to Enhance Detection of Cognitive Impairment and Dementia in Minority Populations
Learn about tools designed for health care providers to recognize and diagnose dementia, and to address health care disparities in dementia and cognitive impairment as it relates to minority populations.

Increasing Women Physicians in Leadership Roles
Women physicians add a tremendous amount of strength to the field of medicine. Learn strategies to support a more inclusive and flexible workplace, reduce burnout and increase wellness, and inspire recruitment and promotion initiatives.

Sleep Medicine Night and Day
Hear from an expert pulmonary and sleep specialist about how your patients’ ethnicity may contribute to sleep problems. Also, learn ways to address sleep disorders such as insomnia and sleep deprivation to improve physician burnout.

Dr. Sergio Aguilar Gaxiola, Director of Center for Reducing Health Disparities at UC Davis Medical School
Dr. Sergio Aguilar Gaxiola, Director of Center for Reducing Health Disparities at UC Davis Medical School

Mental Health Disparities
Explore the health providers’ role and identify best practices to improve the quality of mental health care and reduce disparities.

An Industry-Wide Solution: The California Provider Directory Utility Initiative
Patients rely on provider directory data to make important choices about their care, yet maintaining accurate directories remains tough operational challenge for both providers and health plans. Learn how the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) is leading a large-scale, statewide collaboration to develop and roll-out a centralized directory that simplifies the data management process for providers and plans, and makes it easier to meet SB 137 requirements.

Medi-Cal Funding and Prop 56
Learn how CMA advocacy to increase access to care for Medi-Cal patients has resulted in an additional $2 billion in supplemental payments for physicians. Presenters will also discuss how Prop 56 is being implemented, including eligible services, supplemental payment amounts by CPT code, and timing of payments.

Health Care Immigration Detention Centers
Hear from a physician activist about how he addressed health care access in family detention centers and about the important role physicians and other providers play in advocating on behalf of their community.

Developing a Clinical Case for Physician Diversity
To promote the care and well-being of all patients, assessing and solving issues related to health care quality, access and equity is paramount to realizing this goal. The clinical case for physician diversity aims to demonstrate that diversification of the physician workforce is critical to improving quality and access to health care for all Californians, especially underserved and ethnic minority populations.