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March 12, 2018



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)


Event Program:


  Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel

                    1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814                 


          Advocacy in a Turbulent World:

         Solutions to Latino Health Disparities

         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

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Assigned Plated Dinner

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. 

7:00-7:30 PM

J. Mario Molina, MD, President

Golden Shore Medical Group and Former CEO of Molina Healthcare

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.

7:30-8:30 PM

Panel Discussion, Moderated by:


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. 



Ricardo Lara, Senator

California 33rd District

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 the 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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Assemblyman, Joaquin Arambula, MD,

Assembly 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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Reaction to Presentations and Advocacy Advice

Audience Participation

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Educador (Mentor) Level-$30,000

-The California Health Care Foundation


Conocido/a (Acquaintance)-$2,500

-The California Endowment

Conocido/a (Acquaintance)-$1,000

-Californians Allied for Patient Protection


Community Partners:

-Latino Coalition for a Healthy California logo-lchc
-The Greenlining Institute unnamed
-Mi Familia Vota logo

-Health Education Council unnamed
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March 12, 2018


Sheraton Grand Hotel
1230 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814 United States