Program Manager, The California Endowment
Dr. George Flores is a Program Manager for The California Endowment’s Healthy California Prevention team. His work focuses on grant-making to improve health and equity through community-based prevention and a transformational health workforce. His work aims to strengthen the public health system, primary care, and community outreach, along with cross-sector collaboration to address the social and environmental factors that shape health outcomes. Dr. Flores previously managed grant-making to develop models of health-supportive policies and community environments, including Healthy Eating Active Communities and the Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Program, two nationally-prominent multi-site, multi-sector programs to prevent childhood obesity that provided key lessons for the development of The Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities strategy.
Previously, Dr. Flores served as 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. Dr. Flores received his MD from the University of Utah, and MPH from Harvard. He is an alumnus of the Kennedy School of Government’s Executive Program and the National Public Health Leadership Institute. He is a member of two Institute of Medicine 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 currently a member of the IOM Roundtable on Population Health Improvement. Dr. Flores is a founder of the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California.