George Flores, M.D., M.P.H., is Senior Program Manager for The California Endowment’s Healthy California Prevention team. He manages grants and oversees programs that strengthen primary prevention and the practice of health equity; link health care, public health, and community-based prevention; get the public involved in improving conditions for health; and that increase the number of diverse health professionals practicing in underserved places. Previously Dr. Flores was Public Health Officer in San Diego and Sonoma Counties; Clinical Assistant Professor for the UCSF Family Practice Residency Program; Director, Project HOPE in Guatemala; and Deputy Health Officer in Santa Barbara County. His MD is from the University of Utah, and MPH from Harvard. Early in his career, he served in the National Health Service Corps and practiced Family Medicine in the Santa Maria California area. He is a member of two Institute of Medicine (IOM) committees that published the milestone reports: Preventing Childhood Obesity: Health in the Balance, and The Future of the Public’s Health in the 21st Century. He is a member of the National Academies’ Health and Medicine Division (HMD) Roundtable on Population Health Improvement, which recently published his Perspectives, “Democratizing Health: The Power of Community.” Dr. Flores is a founder of the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California. Over his career, Dr. Flores’ work has addressed primary care, health policy, international health, obesity and chronic disease prevention, community prevention, health disparities, health workforce, and environmental policy. Dr. Flores’ work has been published in The Journal of the American Public Health Association, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, and Preventing Chronic Disease, among others. He is co-author of “Latino Children’s Health and the Environment,” in At Risk! Latino Children’s Health. Dr. Flores was recognized by the National Hispanic Medical Association as 2011 Physician of the Year, and is the American Public Health Association’s 2016 Helen Rodriguez-Trias Social Justice Award recipient, in recognition of his careers’ work to improve health and equity for the underserved and for Latino communities in particular.