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NYCU December 5, 2023

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Paul HegyiPHYSICIANS: The San Diego Alpha Foundation, a non–profit Divine–9 organization committed to promoting health equity and supporting underrepresented communities in San Diego is excited to announce two of its upcoming events, the San Diego Alpha Foundation MLK 5K Run/Walk and the Harmony Health Fest MLK Festival, during Martin Luther King Day weekend on Sunday, January 14th, 2024. These events not only celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr but also help foster a sense of community and raise awareness about health disparities in the African–American and Latino communities.

They are inviting schools, colleges, universities, and health–centered companies of all sizes in San Diego and its surrounding areas to participate and contribute to their efforts. Your support will enable them to create initiatives that address healthcare inequalities and empower underrepresented groups. Here are some key details:
DATE: Martin Luther King Day, Sunday, January 14, 2024
LOCATION: 1492 N Harbor Dr, Emarbarcadero, San Diego, CA 92101
SCHEDULE: At 9am the 5K run/walk will be sequenced to coincide with the MLK parade, culminating in a festive gathering featuring vendors, food, prizes, and community partners. To register your organization’s participation or donate, please visit runsignup.com/Race/CA/SanDiego/AlphaFoundationMLK5KRunWalk.
DATE: Martin Luther King Day, Sunday, January 14, 2024
LOCATION: Ruocco Park, 585 Harbor Ln, San Diego, CA 92101
SCHEDULE: 9:30am–2pm. The Harmony Health Fest will be sequenced to coincide with the MLK parade and 5K run/walk, culminating in a festive gathering featuring vendors, food, prizes, and community partners. To register your organization’s participation or donate, please visit SanDiegoAlphas.com/SDMLKFestival.
You are invited to join a research study that aims to characterize the prevalence of medical misinformation and common issues in medicine around which misinformation abounds in California. Additionally, this project aims to identify any gaps in formal education on identifying and addressing medical misinformation and disinformation. Your survey responses will be used to inform the development of a new course on medical misinformation at UC Davis School of Medicine.

If you agree to be in this research project, you will be asked to complete a Qualtrics survey. Your taking part in this research should take about 10–15 minutes. Taking part in the research is completely voluntary, of course, and you are free to decline to take part in the project at any time. You can take the survey here.

If you have any questions about this research, please feel free to contact the investigator Serena Ly at (714) 492–0619 or sehly@ucdavis.edu. All survey responses will be held confidential. Survey responses do not require any identifying information that could connect you to your survey responses.

CMA’s new mobile app lets you connect with your colleagues and engage with CMA content. Download the ‘CMADocs’ app today from the Apple or Google Play app stores for daily news updates, events calendar, resource library and more.

The CMADocs app connects you with the content you’re most interested in and lets you engage with CMA and other members. Though the app provides access to valuable content for both CMA members and non–members, some features are for CMA members only.

After you download the app, get the full experience by logging in using your CMA username and password (the same login you use for the CMA website, CMADocs.org). Need help? Contact CMA Member Services at (800) 786–4262 or MemberService@CMADocs.org.

Dementia: Looking for an easy way to conduct cognitive screening? From the palm of your hand instead of behind your computer screen? AlzDxRx is the mobile app created by the SD Alzheimer’s Project Clinical Roundtable to make your screening easier, and you can email the results to yourself for upload to your EMR.

It’s available FREE at both the iOS and Android app stores. For more information visit ChampionsforHealth.org/Alzheimers.

Medical students, do you have an idea for a project that benefits your community but need funding? Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC) — the philanthropic arm of the California Medical Association — offers grant money to support medical student projects that enhance the health and well–being of California’s communities. The current application cycle ends January 5, 2024 at 5 pm.

The grants are a part of PHC’s MedStudentsServe program, which funds medical students or student organizations to support educational, advocacy, community service and outreach programs. Funded through endowment and restricted funds and administered by PHC, the program aims to develop the next generation of California’s physician leaders.

Eligible applicants include California–based medical student clubs, student organizations and group projects based at an allopathic or osteopathic medical school. Applicants do not need to be a 501(c)(3) organization.

Awardees will receive up to $2,500 to support their project with 50% of the funds awarded upon signing the awardee agreement and the remaining 50% upon completion of the project and approval of the mandatory final report, which serves as a summary of the project and its impact. For more information or to apply, please visit PHCDocs.org/MedStudentsServe.

As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO

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AKW Medical
DEC 7, 2023: 12:15–1:15pm, FREE Webinar for Members and Non–Members, ‘CMA Data Exchange Explainer Series #6Incentives and Other Funding Opportunities for Data’. Starting January 31, 2023, California Health & Human Services Agency (CHHS) is launching the CHHS Data Exchange Framework. Over the next 3 years this Framework will require all CA physician practices to exchange data with other practices, health plans, hospitals, and others. To help physicians prepare CMA has partnered with CHHS and developed the ‘CMA Data Exchange Explainer Series’ to walk practices through various considerations in implementing robust data exchange. This webinar provides an overview of grant funding opportunities for technical assistance and connecting to a Qualified Health Information Organization to support practices meeting their DSA Requirements  CLICK HERE
JAN 9, 2023: 12-1pm, FREE Webinar for Members and Non–Members, ‘Virtual Grand Rounds: The CARE Act’. Sponsored by CMA and the CA Dept. of Public Health (CDPH) as part of their Emerging Public Health Issues series. Erica Pan, MD, MPH, CA Epidemiologist and CDPH Infectious Diseases Center Deputy Director will give an epidemiology update for California. Katherine Warburton, MD, Medical Director for CA’s Dept. of State Hospitals will discuss The CARE Act. They will also review the current fall COVID–19 and influenza vaccine recommendations. 1 CME Credit available  CLICK HERE
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