TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2019 PHYSICIANS: As the CAHAN Alert below indicates, we have recently seen the first case of measles in San Diego County in 2019. This is a powerful reminder of the importance of vaccines to protect the public health. The Legislature returns this month and is expected to advance SB 276 , legislation by Senator and physician Richard Pan to limit the abuse of vaccine exemptions by a small number of doctors. The San Diego County Medical Society and the California Medical Association strongly support this bill as another step forward to securing the public health. In the meantime, it is important that we remain vigilant against ignorance and misinformation spread by a small but militant group who are motivated by fear rather than science and who would endanger our public health by their embrace of voodoo superstitions over medicine. If you would like to take action and express support for SB 276, please CLICK HERE . The importance of public policy to medicine and public health can't be overstated. As part of determining the public policies that affect our daily lives, it is vital that the districts California's state legislators and Members of Congress represent not be gerrymandered and distorted by partisan or special interest agendas. To that end, applicants are being sought for California's Redistricting Commission with the deadline fast approaching on August 19th . Democrats, Republicans and Independents all serve on this non-partisan and independent panel to draw the lines for California's legislative districts. People of color are particularly encouraged to apply to ensure diverse representation on the Commission. To get more information, please CLICK HERE . To find out whether you are eligible CLICK HERE . As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO WHAT TO KNOW … CAHAN Alert: First Case of Measles in San Diego County ? CLICK HERE Vaccine Exemptions Bill Wins Approval from California Medical Board ? CLICK HERE Doctors with Disabilities Push for Culture Change in Medicine ? CLICK HERE America's Heartbroken Physicians Demand Action on Gun Violence ? CLICK HERE To Save Money, American Patients and Surgeons Meet in Cancun ? CLICK HERE Charity Care Spending by Hospitals Plunges ? CLICK HERE Parents Block California's Efforts to Investigate ‘Fake’ Vaccine Exemptions ? CLICK HERE CAHAN Health Advisory: Nationwide Shortage of Tuberculin Skin Test Antigens ? CLICK HERE CAHAN Information: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and the Hajj ? CLICK HERE WHAT TO DO … AUG 23-24, 2019 : 2019 Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations (NEP0) Summit ‘Standing Up for Heatlhcare in California’, Westin Pasadena ? CLICK HERE SEP 7, 2019 : 9am–4pm, Capacity Assessment Workshop: Capacity Issues with Older Adults, Keck School of Medicine of USC, State Capitol Building, Sacramento ? CLICK HERE OCT 12, 2019 : 2pm, 6th Annual Champions for Health Solana Beach 5K Sunset Walk/Run, Fletcher Cove, Solana Beach ? CLICK HERE OCT 12-16, 2019 : Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine Annual Conference, Sheraton Hotel & Marina, San Diego, Learn evidence-based integrative medicine, AMA PRA Category 1 CME accredited program ? CLICK HERE NOV 7, 2019 : 5:30–8pm, SDCMS Physician Networking Opportunity and Mixer, Rock Bottom Brewery, 8980 Villa La Jolla Drive, La Jolla ? CLICK HERE APR 2-5, 2020 : California Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, Paradise Point Resort, San Diego ? CLICK HERE WHAT TO READ, LISTEN & WATCH … CMA in the Courts ? READ HERE Podcast ‘What the Health?’ Gun Violence and the Politics of Public Health ? LISTEN HERE Please Consider Supporting Our Advertisers … Thank You!