Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine (KPSOM) student Jacqueline Xu received the Physicians for Healthy California (PHC, formerly known as California Medical Association Foundation) Medical Student Health Equity Leadership Award during the organization’s Health Equity Leadership Summit Leadership Awards Reception on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023, in San Jose, California.
The award honors a student whose activities demonstrate interest and effort in becoming a leader of the next generation, and who plans to promote health equity within the state of California. The honor gives the student award recipient the opportunity to “highlight their work, passions, and contributions towards being a leader in health equity consistent with the mission of PHC.”
“Thank you to the California Medical Association/Physicians for Healthy California for this celebration – it’s a celebration that goes beyond personal achievement [and is] a celebration of all the work we’re doing in SoCal to achieve better health outcomes for all,” said Xu. “[I send a special] thank-you to my teammates and mentors, with special recognition of the remarkable community partners I’ve come to know—Pasadena Public Health Department’s Outreach Team and Parktree Community Health Center—whose everyday work is award-winning.”