WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2021 PHYSICIANS: This month we have been celebrating PRIDE , which is an opportunity to celebrate our LGBTQ colleagues, other medical professionals and patients. We should remember to not only appreciate the contributions and achievements of LGBTQ medical professionals but also rededicate ourselves to better serving the medical needs of the LGBTQ community, which has historically been underserved by medicine and whose young people in particular can have unique challenges that too often have been neglected or ignored. Our community and our country are experiencing a nationwide blood shortage, in part due to the re-scheduling of elective surgeries that were delayed because of COVID. The San Diego Blood Bank says their inventory is very low, and they are asking the medical community to help spread the word about the urgent need for blood donations. Please let your patients, staff, colleagues, friends and neighbors know their blood donation is urgently needed at this time. You can CLICK HERE to schedule an appointment to donate blood. Champions for Health, SDCMS' non-profit organization committed to serving the medical needs of poor, minority and underserved communities in San Diego County is having its annual fundraiser on Saturday, July 10th at 6pm. This is an organization worthy of your support and new tickets have opened up for this terrific event. Please CLICK HERE and consider buying tickets or donating directly to Champions and/or participating in their Silent Auction. Today is the fundraising deadline for Dr. Sion Roy for State Assembly . Dr. Roy is a front-line physician at Harbor-UCLA Hospital and his candidacy for the legislature is a top priority for the California Medical Association and the San Diego County Medical Society. We are coming off the success of the recent landslide victory of our very own Dr. Akilah Weber 's election to the State Assembly from San Diego County. Dr. Weber and Dr. Juan Arambula in the State Assembly and Dr. Richard Pan in the State Senate - who is termed out of office after next year - are the only physicians in the legislature and who can bring firsthand experience in shaping health care policy in the largest state in the nation. It is important that we amplify that perspective by helping elect Dr. Roy. Please CLICK HERE to join me in contributing to Dr. Roy's campaign. As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO WHAT TO KNOW ? San Diego County Won't Change Mask Deadline for COVID Delta Variant CLICK HERE San Diego County Health Officials Report 58 New COVID-19 Cases, No Deaths CLICK HERE Three Post-Vaccination COVID-19 Deaths Confirmed in San Diego County CLICK HERE No Need for Now to Mask Up Indoors Again, California Says CLICK HERE Doctor Acquisitions Spiked During the Pandemic ? CLICK HERE Demand is Growing for Continuous Glucose Monitoring for Type 2 Diabetes. Primary Care Doctors Need to Prepare. CLICK HERE 'So Thankful': California to Offer Medi-Cal to 235,000 Undocumented Adults CLICK HERE Moderna Says COVID-19 Vaccine Performed Well in a Lab Against Delta Variant CLICK HERE CMS Proposes Rule to Increase Access to Health Coverage in 2022 CLICK HERE WHAT TO DO ? JUL 10, 2021 : 6?9pm, 2 nd Annual Champions for Health Soir?e, Birch Aquarium, La Jolla CLICK HERE JUL 13, 2021 : 12?1:30pm, Virtual Grand Rounds: A Fireside Chat with California's Top Doc, Mark Ghaly, MD, MPH, Secretary of California Health and Human Services Agency. Sponsored by CMA. Welcome to Members and Non?Members CLICK HERE JUL 20, 2021 : 7pm?8pm, ACEs Online Wellness Engagement Groups - Tuesday Series. FREE and Welcome to Members and Non-Members. For Physicians Screening/Treating Patients with ACEs or Toxic Stress. 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' How to Expand Health Coverage ? LISTEN HERE Please Consider Supporting Our Advertisers ? Thank You!