TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2021 PHYSICIANS: The distribution of PPE in 2020 by the California Medical Association, in coordination with local medical societies including SDCMS, resulted in 100 million pieces of PPE going to over 100,000 physicians and staff at a value of more than $200 million. As of December 31, 2020, the effort had distributed a combination of 35 million masks, 35 million sets of gloves, 2.3 million isolation gowns, 2.5 million face shields, 400,000 hooded coveralls, 21 million N95 respirators, 3 million sanitizing wipes and 700,000 sanitizer bottles. CMA is extending its distribution of free personal protective equipment with direct shipment of supplies to California physicians. The new online portal offers California physicians the ability to select specific types of PPE incuding: ? coveralls ? hand sanitizer ? nitrile gloves * ? face shields ? isolation gowns ? sanitizing wipes ? goggles ? N95 masks ? surgical masks * gloves for solo and small group practices only, available in either medium or large sizes Please note, inventory is first–come, first–served, and each practice is limited to one order every 30 days. The PPE is free, and the medical practice pays a nominal cost for shipping and handling. To place an order, visit PPEReliefDirect.org . The next Clinical Town Hall will be tomorrow evening, March 10 th , from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. The next Town Hall after that will be on March 24 th . Please submit questions in advance and CLICK HERE to do so. Join Meeting : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82627323187 Webinar ID : 826 2731 3187 Call in is audio only : (669) 900-6833 OR (346) 248-7799 Audio only participants will not have the opportunity to ask questions during the webinar. As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO WHAT TO KNOW … ? CAHAN Alert — COVID–19 Vaccine and Monoclonal Antibody Update ? CLICK HERE ? CAHAN Alert — COVID–19 Variants ? CLICK HERE ? California Launches New Volunteer Program to Accelerate Vaccine Efforts ? CLICK HERE ? Pandemic Aid Package Includes Some Relief from High Health Plan Premiums ? CLICK HERE ? $250 Million in COVID–19 Grants Aim to Vaccinate Underserved Populations ? CLICK HERE ? California Medical Association Announces Support of Bill Allowing Physicians to Deduct PPP Expenses ? CLICK HERE ? California Counties Don't Want COVID–19 Vaccine Efforts Run by Blue Shield ? CLICK HERE ? California Hits 10 Million Doses of COVID Vaccine. But the Equity Gap is Clear ? CLICK HERE WHAT TO DO … ? MAR 20, 2021 : 9–10am, FREE Webinar ‘ACEs and Black Maternal Health’, Explores the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on black maternal health, Sponsored by California Black Health Network (CBHN) ? CLICK HERE ? MAR 30, 2021 : 12–1:30pm, CMA Virtual Grand Rounds ‘A Year at Home — Update on School Reopening and Pediatric Health in COVID–19’, 1.5 CME Credits, Welcome to Members and Non–Members, Sponsored in partnership with CA HHSA ? CLICK HERE ? APR 8, 2021 : 12:15–1:15pm, Webinar Series ‘Telehealth for Small and Medium Sized Practices: Pt. 12 Telehealth Townhall’, Welcome to Members and Non–Members, Sponsored by the California Health Care Foundation and CMA ? CLICK HERE ? APR 13, 2021 : 12–1:30pm, CMA Virtual Grand Rounds ‘Post Acute COVID Syndrome — In It for the Long Haul?’, 1.5 CME Credits, Welcome to Members and Non–Members, Sponsored in partnership with CA HHSA ? CLICK HERE ? APR 21-25, 2021 : Obesity Medicine 2021 Virtual Conference ‘Treat Obesity First’, 30 CME Credits, Presented by Obesity Medicine Association ? CLICK HERE ? JUL 10, 2021 : 6–9pm, 2 nd Annual Champions for Health Soirée, Birch Aquarium, La Jolla ? CLICK HERE COVID–19 CLINICAL TOWN HALL TOMORROW 6:00 — 7:30 PM CLICK HERE TO JOIN ZOOM MEETING 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?’ Good and Not–So–Good News on COVID ? LISTEN HERE Please Consider Supporting Our Advertisers … Thank You!