ACU Welcomes Dr. Luis Padilla as a Keynote Speaker at the 2022 ACU Conference
The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved is honored to welcome Dr. Luis Padilla, MD, FAAFP, Associate Administrator of the Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration and Director of the National Health Service Corps, as the second keynote speaker at our 2022 Conference, “Resilience & Transformation,” in Washington, D.C., and online on July 31-August 2. Dr. Padilla is a nationally recognized public health leader and administrator, and he will headline our symposium exploring strategies to support the healthcare workforce and bridge gaps for a more equitable, just, diverse, and inclusive post-pandemic healthcare system.
As the leader of BHW, Padilla administers over 40 workforce programs with a budget of more than $1.6 billion with the goal of improving access to quality healthcare by developing, distributing, and retaining a diverse and culturally competent health workforce. His efforts support the health center workforce across the entire education and training to service continuum. Prior to joining BHW, Padilla served as the senior health policy advisor to the CEO of Unity Health Care in Washington, D.C., a federally qualified health center network and ACU member organization with over 100,000 patients. He was also a former NHSC Scholar.
Padilla’s presentation will be one of many highlights in our CME-accredited ACU Conference offering crucial trainings for clinicians, administrators, and advocates alike. The virtual event will feature over 20 workshops as well as exciting general sessions and keynotes.