2023 California Annual Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Gala

Slideshow of photos from the NHHF gala

Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, CA · November 17, 2023

Reception: 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. PST |  Awards Gala: 7:30 to 11:00 p.m. PST 

 Thank you for coming!

NHHF honors its next cohort of Scholarship Recipients and the following Hispanic Health Leadership Awardees:

  • The Honorable Tony Cárdenas - Congressman D-CA 29th District
  • Edward Sanghyun Kim, MD, MBA - Physician-in Chief, City of Hope Orange County
  • Francisco Rodriguez, PhD - Chancellor, The Los Angeles Community College District
  • Gloria Molina - Former Chair, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (Posthumous Award)
  • Hector Flores, MD - Medical Director, The Center for Hispanic Health, Adventist Health White Memorial

The National Hispanic Foundation (NHHF) held the 16th Annual California Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Gala, in partnership with the United Health Foundation, on Nov. 17 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. During our Gala, we were proud to present the scholarship recipients from the Western United States, as well as the Hispanic Health Leadership Awardees who inspire us with their leadership for change in healthcare for our community.

Hispanics are the largest ethnic group in the United States, yet there is a dearth of Hispanic health professionals with cultural and linguistic skills to deliver quality care for this growing population. In addition, federal, state, local government, and private sector healthcare agencies have minimal Hispanic representation in top leadership positions that can develop policies and programs targeted to the Hispanic community. Since 2004, NHHF has responded to these challenges by awarding more than $1.9 million in scholarships to nearly 350 outstanding Hispanic health professional students for their exceptional academic performance, leadership, and commitment to caring for Hispanics.

We believe they are the future Hispanic leaders of our nation.




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