TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2020 PHYSICIANS: The SDCMS Board of Directors recently received a presentation from Dr. Susan Little of UCSD about various Phase III COVID trials they are coordinating locally. We'd like to help recruit participants, particularly in groups disproportionately impacted by this disease (African Americans, Latinos, Asian/Pacific Islanders and Native Americans/Alaska Natives). Learn more at covidvaccinesd.com and download flyers in English CLICK HERE or Spanish CLICK HERE and information sheets in English CLICK HERE or Spanish CLICK HERE . I've personally signed up and hope you will help find participants for this important project. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs . The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. DEA Take Back Day is coming up on October 24 , 2020 from 10am — 2pm . I have attached an updated flyer for the Take Back Day locations CLICK HERE . To find out more information please visit takebackday.dea.gov . The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths. Please encourage your patients to participate. Finally, the San Diego County COVID–19 Equity Task Force is hosting a fascinating Zoom presentation with Dr. Leroy Sims , Vice–President and Medical Officer of the NBA , titled ‘COVID–19: Lessons from Inside the NBA Bubble’ which is this evening from 6:00 to 7:00pm. You can CLICK HERE to RSVP. As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO WHAT TO KNOW … COVID–19 Death Toll Nears 17,000 in California ‣ CLICK HERE Newsom Says California Will Review FDA–Approved COVID–19 Vaccines Before Releasing Them to the Public ‣ CLICK HERE General Public Likely Won't Get COVID–19 Vaccines Until Well Into 2021, Gavin Newsom Says ‣ CLICK HERE Coronavirus–Related Hospitalizations Increasing in 37 States ‣ CLICK HERE Utilizing Telehealth in the ER Can Reduce Wait Times and Patient Length of Stay ‣ CLICK HERE The Affordable Care Act is in Flux but 2021 Health Plan Prices are Stable ‣ CLICK HERE CDC Rolls Out New Guidance Urging Masks For Passengers, Workers on Public Transit ‣ CLICK HERE WHAT TO DO … OCT 20, 2020 : 6–7pm, Webinar ‘COVID–19: Lessons from Inside the NBA Bubble’, featuring NBA Vice–President/Medical Officer Dr. Leroy Sims, Sponsored by San Diego County COVID–19 Task Force ‣ 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 May Lose on SCOTUS, But Hope to Win on ACA ‣ LISTEN HERE Please Consider Supporting Our Advertisers … Thank You!