[REGISTER] Advocacy in a Turbulent World: Solutions to Latino Health Disparities


Date: Monday, March 12, 2018

Location: Sacramento, California

About: Addressing and solving the significant disparities in health care for disadvantaged communities takes courage, commitment, and determination, especially in a political environment that is contentious. Through Advocacy in a Turbulent World: Solutions to Latino Health Disparities,  the Latino Physicians of California (LPOC) has brought together the leading health and political leaders to instruct, inspire and motivate current and future advocates. What is being done and how can everyone coalesce to send a strong effective message to address the health and health professions disparity that exists in our community? Join us and raise your voice, ask questions, participate in the development of a strategy to address these issues collectively.

The Latino Physicians of California (LPOC) will host a Reception and Dinner on March 12, 2018 to gather leaders in health, government, academia, and business to strategize about future paths for progress.  There will be cutting edge panel discussions and networking opportunities.  Join us to be a part of the solution.

Registration: Please sign-up HERE 



Sheraton Grand Hotel (Sacramento)

1230 J Street, Sacramento, California 95814

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Event Program:

  Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel

                    1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814                 

          Advocacy in a Turbulent World:

         Addressing Latino Health Disparity

         March 12, 2018


3:30-6:00 PM

5:00-6:00 PM 

Registration and Exhibit Booths

Reception-Cocktails, Appetizers

No Host Bar

 Lower Floor

Magnolia Ballroom Foyer

6:00-7:00 PM

7:00- 7:30 PM 


Introduction to LPOC and Latino Health Disparities

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José Alberto Arévalo, MD, FAAFP,

Chairman, Board of Directors, LPOC

Master of Ceremonies-Brief Introduction and Invitation to Dinner

Dr. José Alberto Arévalo is the Chief Medical Officer for Sutter Independent Physicians, a 600-physician,
multi-specialty IPA located in the Greater Sacramento Region. Dr. Arévalo is a board-certified family physician with a long and prominent reputation as a teacher, researcher and administrator. A graduate of Stanford Medical School, he completed his residency and clinical research fellowship in family medicine at University of California San Francisco….Read more. 

7:30-8:00 PM

J. Mario Molina, MD, President

Golden Shore Medical Group

Dr. J. Mario Molina is President of Golden Shore Medical Group and former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Molina Healthcare, a FORTUNE 500 company founded by his physician father in 1980 to provide health care to low-income individuals receiving benefits through government programs, such as Medicaid and Medicare.  Dr. Molina earned a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Long Beach….Read more.

8:00-9:30 PM

Panel Moderator:

Panel Discussion


Sandra Hernandez, MD, President, CEO

California Health Care Foundation

Dr. Sandra R. Hernández has been president and CEO of the California Health Care Foundation since January 2014. CHCF is an independent foundation with assets of more than $700 million, headquartered in Oakland, California, and dedicated to making health care work for all Californians, especially low-income and underserved populations….Read more. 


Xavier Becerra, Attorney General, State of California

On January 24, 2017, Xavier Becerra was sworn in as the 33rd Attorney General of the State of California, and is the first Latino to hold the office in the history of the state.  The State’s chief law enforcement officer, Attorney General Becerra has decades of experience serving the people of California through appointed and elected office, where he has fought for working families, the vitality of the Social Security and Medicare programs and issues to combat poverty among the hardworking families….Read more.

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Alex Padilla, California Secretary of State, California 33rd District

Alex Padilla was sworn in as California Secretary of State on January 5, 2015. He is committed to modernizing the office, increasing voter registration and participation, and strengthening voting rights. Padilla previously served in the California State Senate (2006-2014) where he chaired the Committee on Energy, Utilities, and Communications. As chair, he shepherded legislation to combat climate change and create a greener and more sustainable economy.  He pursued an ambitious agenda in the areas of renewable energy, energy efficiency, smart grid, and broadband deployment….Read more.

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Ricardo Lara, California Senator

Raised in East Los Angeles, Senator Ricardo Lara is the product of strict, supportive and fair Mexican immigrants, Dolores and Venustiano Lara. He made history in 2012 by becoming the first openly gay person of color elected to the California Senate.  Senator Lara authored the California L.E.A.R.N. Initiative, which asked voters to expand multilingual programs for all students.  He authored first-of-its-kind legislation known as the California DREAM Loan Program which offers low-interest loans to University of California and California State University students to reach their higher education goals….Read more.

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Joaquin Arambula, MD, Assemblyman, District 31

Dr. Joaquin Arambula was elected in April 2016 in a special election to represent California’s 31st Assembly District. Assemblymember Arambula now serves the cities of Biola, Bowles, Calwa, Cantua Creek, Caruthers, Coalinga, Del Rey, Easton, Firebaugh, Fowler, Huron, Kerman, Kingsburg, Mendota, Monmouth, Orange Cove, Parlier, Raisin City, Reedley, San Joaquin, Sanger, Selma, Tranquility and approximately 41% of the City of Fresno.  Since 2007, Dr. Arambula has served in a senior position with California Emergency Physicians (CEP) at Adventist Hospital in Selma, and was appointed Medical Director in early 2013….Read more.


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