TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2020 PHYSICIANS: The California Medical Association is calling on physicians to Take Action Now on AB 890 (Wood) the Nurse Practitioner Scope legislation . The State Senate is expected to vote on AB 890 on Wednesday or Thursday of this week. The Legislative Session will conclude on Monday , August 31 st , meaning votes in the Assembly may occur over the weekend. Your immediate action is necessary to protect patient safety. Physicians are urged to contact their state legislators and ask for a NO vote on AB 890. Please CLICK HERE to help stop this dangerous and flawed legislation! Champions for Health , the non–profit arm of the San Diego County Medical Society, is dedicated to providing critically needed healthcare for uninsured and low–income residents of San Diego County. Since 2008, its Project Access effort has provided $20.5 million in pro bono medical services and surgeries to thousands of uninsured patients . For every $1 spent on program services, they provide $10 in contributed healthcare services — a return on investment of 1000%! Champions for Health has started a Pledge Drive to raise funds for Project Access (in lieu of their rescheduled Champions Soirée now set for March 20, 2021). Your help is now needed more than ever to help the underserved and minority communities which have been so disproportionately affected by the current crisis. Please CLICK HERE to pledge support for Champions' important work. As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO WHAT TO KNOW … Californians Struggling During COVID Need Access to Inexpensive Biosimilar Drugs ? CLICK HERE Op–Ed: Love, Hate and COVID–19 — The Pandemic is Teaching Us How We Can Get Better as a Society ? CLICK HERE Attacks on Public Health Officials During COVID–19 ? CLICK HERE Flu Season Could Make Coronavirus Testing Delays Even Worse ? CLICK HERE Disasters are Driving a Mental Health Crisis ? CLICK HERE CAHAN Alert: Vector–Borne Illnesses of Public Health Significance ? CLICK HERE CAHAN Alert: Fentanyl Overdose Deaths Related to Illicit Drug Use ? CLICK HERE WHAT TO DO … AUG 26, 2020 : 7:30–8:30am Wednesdays, UC San Diego Health COVID–19 Grand Rounds Series ‘The Doctor Will See You Now’, Live Streaming on YouTube ? CLICK HERE AUG 27, 2020 : 12:15–1:15pm, Webinar Series ‘Telehealth for Small and Medium Sized Practices: Pt. 2 Getting Started’, Welcome to Members and Non–Members, Sponsored by CMA ? CLICK HERE SEP 8, 2020 : 12–1:30pm, CMA Virtual Grand Rounds ‘Transmission, Testing, and Masks: Creating a Culture to Curb COVID–19’, Welcome to Members and Non–Members ? CLICK HERE SEP 10-12, 2020 : 7am daily, 11 th Annual ‘Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH)’ Virtual Conference, Sponsored by UC San Diego School of Medicine ? CLICK HERE MAR 20, 2021 : 6–9pm, 2 nd Annual Champions for Health Soirée, Birch Aquarium, La Jolla ? CLICK HERE WHAT TO READ, LISTEN & WATCH … CMA in the Courts ? READ HERE ACEs Aware Webinar: Building Trauma–Informed Connections Via TeleHealth During COVID–19 ? WATCH HERE CMA Webinar: Telehealth Reimbursement and Privacy Laws: COVID–19 Emergency ? WATCH HERE CMA Webinar: Employment and Practice Staffing Issues: COVID–19 Emergency ? WATCH HERE Podcast ‘What the Health?’ Democrats in Array (For Now) ? LISTEN HERE Please Consider Supporting Our Advertisers … Thank You!