NYCU February 12, 2019 February 12, 2019 CMA, General, Infectious Disease, Member Social, Prop. 56, Public Health, SDCMS 0 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2019 PHYSICIANS: It's gratifying to share that Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC), the CMA's charity organization, announced this past week that more than $38 million in new state tobacco tax (Prop. 56) revenues have been awarded to graduate medical education (GME) programs across the California to fund 156 slots for physician residencies. We're pleased that San Diego County benefits. These first "CalMedForce" grants will help address California's physician shortage, particularly in underserved communities. UC San Diego's Emergency Medicine will receive 2 slots while Sharp Chula Vista Family Medicine benefits from 1 position while the same holds true for Family Health Centers. The positions provided by this first round of funding go to 73 separate GME programs statewide located in hospitals, medical centers and community clinics. On a lighter note, I want to thank so many physicians for attending our Physician Social Mixer last week at the National Geographic Gallery in La Jolla. It was a terrific location and so many of our doctors enjoyed the opportunity to see old friends and meet colleagues for the first time. Please be sure to attend our next one, on April 18th, location TBD. As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO WHAT TO KNOW … High Drug Prices: Who's Really to Blame? • CLICK HERE How to Demand a Medical Breakthrough: Lessons from the AIDS Fight. • CLICK HERE You Don't Have to Fight Unfair Payment Practices Alone. CMA Can Help. • CLICK HERE California Made it Hard to Avoid Vaccinating Kids. Medical Waivers Have Tripled. Now What? • CLICK HERE Poll: Just 13% Want "Medicare for All" if it Means End of Private Insurance • CLICK HERE Avoiding the Ouch: Scientists are Working on Ways to Swap the Needle for a Pill • CLICK HERE Growth in Hospital Prices Outpaces that of Physicians by Nearly 20%, Health Affairs Shows • CLICK HERE Can the U.S. End the HIV Epidemic in a Decade, as Trump Pledged • CLICK HERE Study: Millennials Face Greater Risk of Some Cancers Due to Obesity • CLICK HERE WHAT TO DO … FEB 13, 2019: 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Rule Presentation and Webinar. 6-8pm, UCSD Hillcrest Medical Center Auditorium, 200 West Arbor Drive, San Diego. Presented by Ashby Wolfe, MD, MPP, MPH; Chief Medical Officer, Regions VIII, IX, X, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services • CLICK HERE FEB 15-18, 2019: The 32nd Annual Practicing Physician's Approach to the Difficult Headache Patient. Carlsbad, CA • CLICK HERE FEB 23, 2019: Sharp Hospice Care Presents #Compassion: Being Human in a High Tech World Resource and Education Expo. 8am-1:30pm, San Diego Performing Arts Center, 4579 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, CA • CLICK HERE MARCH 21-22, 2019: 4th Annual Critical Issues in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference. Double Tree Hotel, Hazard Center, 7450 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego, CA. Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, CA • CLICK HERE WHAT TO READ, LISTEN & WATCH … CMA in the Courts • READ HERE Podcast "What the Health" A 'Healthy' State of the Union • LISTEN HERE Please Consider Supporting Our Advertisers … Thank You! Comments are closed.