Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC) and the Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations (NEPO) are seeking nominations of extraordinary individuals and organizations for the 2022 Leadership Awards , which celebrate the efforts of those who make a difference in the health of Californians. These awards will be presented virtually during the 19th Annual NEPO Summit on Thursday, October 6, 2022. Nominations are due on July 18, 2022. The four prestigious awards include: Robert D. Sparks, M.D., Leadership Achievement Award This award recognizes an individual or organization that has demonstrated extraordinary interest and efforts in improving community health to champion improved individual and community health through a partnership of leaders in medicine, related health professions and the community. Download the description and nomination form . Ethnic Physician Leadership Award This award recognizes an individual physician for his or her contributions toward improving the health of ethnic communities. Candidates show great success in eliminating health disparities, addressing access to care and improving cultural competency and patient advocacy. The purpose of the award is to honor an outstanding physician and to promote leadership, caring and compassion in medicine. Download the description and nomination form . Adarsh S. Mahal, M.D., Access to Health Care and Disparities Award This award honors an individual or organization that has demonstrated extraordinary interest and efforts toward improving access to health care or reducing health care disparities in California. Download the description and nomination form . Frank E. Staggers, Sr., M.D., Outstanding Ethnic Physician Organization Award This award honors an ethnic physician organization that has taken significant action toward improving the health of their communities. Applicants will be evaluated based on their contribution to improving the health of their community, success at engaging physicians to be community advocates, and reducing health disparities. Download the description and nomination form .