2012 Annual Forum ~ Keynote Speaker
MHCA is honored to present the 2012 Annual Forum keynote speaker
Ahmed Calvo, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer & Senior Advisor
Office of Health IT and Quality
Office of Special Health Affairs, Office of the Administrator
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Mobile Clinics: A Fresh Look at Implications for the Expanded Care Team
and Community Oriented Primary Care (COPC)
Bringing the expanded health care team to the people where they are --- and building trust in their communities --- are important ingredients in reaching out to populations-in-need whom have not been reached by the traditional healthcare delivery systems. Examples of these key insights will be shared from personal experience in the jungles and mountainside of Costa Rica; in urban and rural sites in the US - Mexico Border --- as applied to broader systems-thinking approaches and coordination of care in various emergency preparedness and community engaged activities such as planning of health care delivery for efficient modern public health. Insights on principles of Community Oriented Primary Care (COPC) will be shared, as taught in the HHS Policy Fellowship overseen by Dr Calvo via the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University.
Prior to his current position with the Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Calvo served as Director of Medical Education and Medical Director at Scripps Memorial Hospital in Chula Vista, CA and Chief Medical Officer of the San Ysidro Health Center, a large federally qualified health center network of community clinics on the U.S./Mexico border. It is in position that Dr. Calvo first became familiar with the mobile healthcare sector as San Ysidro operates several mobile health clinics throughout the greater San Diego area.
Dr. Calvo has also been a member of the clinical faculty in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine.
Dr. Calvo graduated from Stanford University and the University of California San Francisco UCSF) School of Medicine. He also completed several UCSD/San Diego State University Faculty Development Fellowships on care of underserved communities; earned a masters degree in public health on public health management; and, multiple advanced practice fellowships, including the HRSA-funded National Leadership Fellowship at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service, with the National Hispanic Medical Association.