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LACMA Partnership with UCLA Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture Update

The UCLA Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture is launching the CESLAC: Accelerating Latinx Leadership (ALL) Institute "Advancing Health Equity through Latinx Leadership” on September 18th!

CESLAC and LACMA partnered in 2021 to address workforce shortage issues, and the lack of Latinx physician leaders in Los Angeles and to mentor the leaders of tomorrow. If you would like to participate in the ALL program, sign up as soon as possible as there are only limited spaces available for the Fall Institute. Be on the leading edge of this experience and its potential impact on healthcare equity.

The mission of CESLAC is to develop Latinx physician and healthcare professional leadership and to prepare new leaders to guide California's healthcare institutions to engage in positive ways with Latinx communities and with California's multiracial present and future.

Course Directors: David E. Hayes-Bautista, PhD: Director, Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture

Course Co-Director: Yohualli B. Anaya, MD MPH: Accelerating Latinx Leadership Institute (ALL), Co-Director, Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture

The CESLAC ALL Institute is a four-month experience that includes a three-day in-person component. It is tailored to individuals, to meet challenges unique to Latinx leaders, particularly in health care. The CESLAC ALL Institute provides substantive information, of which the healthcare sector is often unaware, that is critical to formulating strategic visions for 21st-century America.

Example of program content:

  • The Latinx Double Impostor Syndrome: the feeling of being too Latinx ever to be American, but too American to ever be Latinx.

  • Latinx and the U.S. racial narrative. In the 2020 Census, 75% of Latinx declined to categorize themselves by the five standard racial categories. Are Latinx simply confused about race, or are Latinx ahead of the current racial narrative?

  • The Latinx Epidemiological Paradox. Current theories and methods are unable to predict, much less explain, this paradox. What are its causes and its application to policy, programs, and practice?

  • The US Latino Gross Domestic Product (GDP). How U.S. Latinx created the world’s 5th largest economy and the importance of the world-class economy for America’s future.

  • Leadership and why it matters. How exploring and valuing leadership qualities can uniquely position Latinx leaders to impact health.

  • Navigating difficult conversations. Advocacy and change take courage and different approaches to impact health equity.

Overview of the program:

  • Phase 1: Enrollment and engagement: connecting with participant cohort and executive coach; reading materials and self-reflection.

  • Phase 2: Self and industry discoveries: in-person three-day session: data-driven discussion contributing to self-discovery and opportunities to elevate leadership in health care.

  • Phase 3: Connecting and creating: cohort and coach conversations, both facilitated and one-on-one, to build on Phase 2.

  • Phase 4: The path forward: each cohort declares intentions and actions for creating healthcare equity.


  • The program launches on Monday, September 18th, and concludes on December 8, 2023.

  • The program is mostly virtual, including one-on-one meetings with a professional coach, included as part of the program to support accelerated development as well as the welcome meeting with the group.

  • In-person sessions at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center (meals provided) will be hosted from October 6 - 8, 2023.

  • Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses.

Executive Leadership Coaching:

As part of the ALL Institute experience, we provide you with an Executive Leadership Coach to help program concepts become applicable to you in your world. Experienced coaches, that are fueled by their passion and compassion, support changes that clients want to make and help them uncover insights into their leadership to impact society in ways that matter most to them.


The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this other/blended learning activity for a maximum of 37.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The California State Board of Registered Nursing accepts courses approved for the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as meeting the continuing education requirements for license renewal. Nurses from states other than California should inquire with their local State Board for specific continuing education policies.

We look forward to connecting with you! Act now – while other sessions will be available in the future, you should not miss this unique opportunity to be at the forefront of the CESLAC ALL Institute!

We hope you are interested in joining us for the CESLAC ALL Institute. If you have any questions, please email or call (310) 794-2620.


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