TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2022 PHYSICIANS: Yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom declared a State of Emergency as part of California's ongoing response to the monkeypox outbreak. Today, San Diego County is also following suit and Dr. Wooten has declared monkeypox a Public Health Emergency. Please visit the County's monkeypox webpage for guidance and information HERE . Our recent physician networking mixer at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens in Liberty Station was a wonderful success with over 75 physicians and their guests attending. As our first mixer since the pandemic it had special meaning to see so many familiar faces and so many new ones come together to mingle, socialize, and network. We hope you’ll be able to join us at our next mixer later in the year! Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC) has announced that the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is investing an additional $10 million to support physicians providing pediatric COVID–19 vaccines. Under newly expanded eligibility rules, the KidsVaxGrant 2.0 program is open to all providers serving pediatric populations, not just those participating in the federal Vaccines for Children program. Additionally, providers who were previously awarded a KidsVaxGrant are eligible to apply for another grant under the KidsVaxGrant 2.0 program. The deadline to apply for KidsVaxGrant 2.0 is October 14 , 2022 . Grants are awarded on a first come, first–served basis, so early submissions are strongly encouraged. Individual practices may be eligible for up to two grant opportunities: Providers serving pediatric populations who have placed at least one complete order of the infant and toddler COVID–19 vaccine and are newly enrolled (between December 17, 2021, and October 14, 2022) in the California COVID–19 vaccine program (myCAvax) may receive $10K to cover the costs of enrolling and launching a vaccination center. Providers who are already enrolled in myCAvax and vaccinating infants and toddlers against COVID–19 may be eligible for $25k per site if they expand operating hours. Eligible providers must expand hours of operations by a minimum of 25 hours to increase availability of the vaccine to pediatric populations. Expanded hours must be outside of normal or existing clinic hours and must be completed within 120 days of application approval (not retroactive). To help providers in the application process, PHC is hosting free webinars to discuss the application and eligibility, and answer any questions you have about the process. Register for one of the webinars by clicking the links below: Monday, August 1, 2022, from 12–1 pm Thursday, August 4, 2022, from 5–6 pm Friday, August 5, 2022, from 12–1 pm Tuesday, August 9, 2022, from 5–6 pm Visit KidsVaxGrant.org to apply and for more information about the program. A reminder to encourage your patients who are experiencing a suicide, mental health or substance use crisis to call or text the new 9 – 8 – 8 number to get help for themselves or a loved one. People will be connected to a trained counselor who can help them and connect them to services in the area where they live. This new service is in addition to the County’s Access and Crisis Line (ACL) at (888) 724–7240 . For more information, CLICK HERE . As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO WHAT TO KNOW … CAHAN ALERT Health Advisory COVID–19 Vaccine Update: Novavax Vaccine CLICK HERE More People Catching Coronavirus a Second Time, Heightening Long COVID Risk, Experts Say CLICK HERE U.S. Rules Out Summer COVID Boosters to Focus on Fall Campaign CLICK HERE Monkeypox Antiviral Drug TPOXX Promises Treatment — If You Can Find It CLICK HERE The Web is Home to an Illegal Bazaar for Abortion Pills. The FDA is Ill–Equipped to Stop It CLICK HERE ‘Not Enough Shots’: U.S. Faces ‘Vaccine Cliff’ on Monkeypox CLICK HERE Under Fire, U.S. Officials Say MonkeyPox Can Still Be Stopped CLICK HERE HHS Buys 66 Million Doses of Updated Moderna Vaccine for ‘Early Fall’ Campaign CLICK HERE Summer Boosters for People Under 50 Shelved in Favor of Updated Boosters in the Fall CLICK HERE Everything You Need to Know About Paxlovid — Especially, Should You Take It? CLICK HERE CDC Set to Make Monkeypox a Nationally Notifiable Condition CLICK HERE WHAT TO DO … AUG 9, 2022 : 12–1pm, CMA Virtual Grand Rounds ‘COVID–19 Vaccine Updates: Pediatric Vaccines and New Vaccine Technology’. California State Epidemiologist Erica Pan, MD discusses the state of COVID–19 in California including variants, treatments and vaccine epidemiology. We will also hear from one of the country’s most articulate and experienced vaccine experts, Paul Offit, MD. 1 CME Credit. Welcome to members and non–members. Co–sponsored by CalHHS in partnership with Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons in California and CAPA. CLICK HERE AUG 24, 2022 : 6–7:30pm, FREE SDCMS Webinar ‘Financial Wellness for Physicians Part 1’, a 2–part series designed to help physicians manage important financial decisions by expanding financial knowledge, topics to include savings and investing, financial trust basics, and navigating income taxes, welcome to members and non–members, hosted in partnership with Bank of America Private Bank CLICK HERE SEP 13, 2022 : 12–1pm, CMA Virtual Grand Rounds ‘COVID–19 Updates and Cardiac Manifestations of Long COVID’. After a massive summer surge of COVID–19, with many Americans having had COVID–19 more than once, we are still grappling to understand the epidemiology, cause and mainifestations of Long COVID. After an update on the current status of COVID–19 and other emerging infectious diseases including Monkeypox from Er. Erica Pan, we will be hosting a UCSF cardiologist who will discuss the cardiac manifestations of Long COVID. 1 CME Credit. Welcome to members and non–members. Co–sponsored by CalHHS in partnership with Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons in California and CAPA. CLICK HERE SEP 14, 2022 : 6–7:30pm, FREE SDCMS Webinar ‘Financial Wellness for Physicians Part 2’, a 2–part series designed to help physicians manage important financial decisions by expanding financial knowledge, topics to include starting a business, saving for retirement, and giving back, welcome to members and non–members, hosted in partnership with Bank of America Private Bank CLICK HERE SEP 28, 2022 : 6–7:30pm, FREE SDCMS Webinar ‘Top Five Risks for Your Practice’, increase your awareness and understanding of the top five risks associated with medical practices, receive guidance and strategies to help reduce your practice risks, welcome to members and non–members, hosted in partnership with The Doctors Company CLICK HERE OCT 8, 2022 : 5–9pm, Champions for Health ‘Casino Night’ fundraiser at The Vault in Veloce Motors, features casino–like entertainment and raffle prizes, proceeds to benefit Champions’ Project Access San Diego (PASD) and Immunization Programs CLICK HERE OCT 12-16, 2022 : 8am daily, Overcoming Obesity 2022 Conference, Learn how to treat Adult/Childhood Obesity utilizing Nutrition, Behavioral Modification, Physical Activity, and Pharmacotherapy. 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