Using a Diverse Workforce to Advance Health Equity with Dr. Efrain Talamantes

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Using a Diverse Workforce to Advance Health Equity with Dr. Efrain Talamantes

November 21, 2022

Using a Diverse Workforce to Advance Health Equity with Dr. Efrain Talamantes

We continue our podcast series with Dr. Efrain Talamantes, a Board Member of National Medical Fellowships. He is dedicated to serving historically underinvested communities and advancing health equity and leads initiatives throughout the country to enhance leadership and diversity in the healthcare workforce.

As the Chief Operating Officer of Health Services at AltaMed Health Services, Dr. Talamantes shapes the AltaMed experience across the entire healthcare delivery system spanning over 40 clinics throughout Southern California. He oversees every aspect of day-to-day care and incorporates patient-centered solutions to address social determinants of health. Prior to becoming the Chief Operating Officer, he served as Medical Director for the AltaMed Institute for Health Equity and Medical Education, leading health services and community-partnered research and training to advance health equity and medical education at AltaMed.

Dr. Talamantes is a primary care internal medicine physician and previously served as Associate Director for the University of California, Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities, as Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program, and co-directed the Center for a Diverse Healthcare Workforce (CDHW). He co-founded, serves as the Chair of the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California, he is a board member of the National Medical Fellowships, University of California, Riverside School of Medicine, and the Chicago School of Psychology.

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