What are the qualities that I appreciate in the most influential and significant mentors in my life? There are many qualities that can make someone a good mentor for a young person, but the quality I believe is the most important is believing in someone such that you...
One of the greatest things young people can learn about themselves is that their voices and actions have an impact. Once this is realized, it’s hard to overstate the changes that can be made in the world around us. Civic engagement—the act of working to identify and...read more
Last month I was honored to join MEDICC, a nonprofit organization that works to promote US-Cuba health collaboration, on an educational trip to Cuba. My father has always been a big admirer of Fidel Castro and I have always been intrigued by this country, wanting to...read more
Last October, I was honored by the staff and membership of the California Primary Care Association (CPCA) at a reception celebrating my 20 years at the helm of the organization. It was an amazing evening filled with longtime colleagues, mentors from throughout my...read more
On February 5, 2018, community health center advocates united across the country in a “Day of Demonstration” aimed at fixing the funding cliff impacting health centers and their patients. Advocates nationwide wore red and voiced concerns to their members of Congress...read more
With all that is going on at the federal level, including the potential loss of 70 percent of federal funding for health centers, it can be easy to lose sight of what is going on here in our own backyard. Our legislative leadership and our Governor have stood up for...read more
National Conference of State Legislators Capitol Forum attendees at San Ysidro Health Centers I had the great honor of attending the National Conference of State Legislatures Capitol Forum in Coronado, California on December 12th. This event is where legislators and...read more
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