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Blood Pressure Measures for Love Your Heart Day: Feb. 14

Physicians: The blood pressure readings for your patients will help the County of San Diego track the health of the community. Please volunteer to report your readings with a quick and easy tick-mark sheet. Last year, over 25,000 individuals learned their blood pressure numbers on Love Your Heart day, and Champions for Health gathered 10% of all blood pressure readings. Thanks for your help! CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A TALLY SHEET

CMA Foundation Celebrates “Get Smart About Antibiotics Week”

The week of November 14–20, 2016, is “Get Smart About Antibiotics Week” — a campaign to highlight the problem of antibiotic resistance and importance of appropriate antibiotic use. Every year at least 2 million Americans become infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and at least 23,000 people die from these infections. With the emergence of the antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the United States earlier this year, addressing antibiotic stewardship is more important than ever. This cold and flu season, the California Medical Association (CMA) Foundation’s Alliance Working for Antibiotic Resistance Education (AWARE) ...

"Yes on 56" Campaign Supplies

San Diego County physicians are invited to show their support for the “Yes on 56” campaign by requesting campaign materials from SDCMS and then stopping by or offices (5575 Ruffin Road, Suite 250) to pick them up when your campaign packet is ready. Email Jennipher Ohmstede at SDCMS — JOhmstede@SDCMS.org — and let her know how many of the following supplies you’d like; she’ll let you know when your packet is ready to be picked up (note: some supplies like posters can be downloaded by clicking here): ...

April 30 Is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Saturday, April 30, is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, a day during which hundreds of locations throughout California will be accepting and properly disposing of unused prescription drugs, including controlled substances. Proper disposal of unused prescription drugs helps prevent diversion and misuse associated with these medications. This one-day event will provide patients with free, anonymous collection of unwanted and expired medicines. During previous Take Back events over the past five years, 5.5 million pounds — more than 2,750 tons — of drugs were collected nationwide. In addition to providing a ...

Save Lives California

The WHAT The California Healthcare, Research, and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016 is a ballot initiative to increase California’s cigarette tax by $2 per pack, with an equivalent increase in the tax on other tobacco products like chew and e-cigarettes. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, and American Lung Association in California are standing up to Big Tobacco to save lives and help smokers quit. The WHY Save lives. Smoking is the number-one cause of preventable death in California. This initiative will ...

Zika Virus Resources

CDC MMWR — Preventing Transmission of Zika Virus in Labor and Delivery Settings Through Implementation of Standard Precautions — United States, 2016 (2016.03.25)  CAHAN Alert: Zika Virus Advisory #4 – Interim Guidelines Updated, First Sexual Transmission Confirmed in San Diego County (2016.03.25) CDC MMWR — Update: Interim Guidance for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus — United States, 2016 (2016.03.25) CDC MMWR — Update: Interim Guidance for Health Care Providers Caring for Women of Reproductive ...

County of San Diego Tuberculosis Report, September 1, 2015

Click Here to Download the Complete Report in PDF County of San Diego Tuberculosis Report Volume 1, Issue 1: Data through July 2015; Report released September 1, 2015. Update on Regimens for Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) The number of individuals reported with active TB in San Diego County declined 53% between 1993 (469 cases) and 2014 (220 cases) (1). In recent years, however, the downward trend has slowed locally, as well as across the United States. Modeling studies (2) suggest that to reach TB elimination goals (1 case per million), it will not be enough ...

Coalition Partners Stand Together to Thank Legislature, Governor Brown for Passing and Signing Senate Bill 277

June 30, 2015 Sacramento — Despite three-digit temperatures, dozens of coalition partners came together to rally one last time for Senate Bill 277 (Pan/Allen). The bill passed out of the State Assembly on Thursday and cleared the final hurdle in the State Senate Monday. Governor Brown signed the bill today. “This is a monumental day for Californians. Senate Bill 277 will help keep kids and communities safe and I thank Governor Brown and my colleagues in the State Legislature for their commitment to enacting this important law,” said Dr. Richard Pan, ...

SB 277 (Pan) Signed by the Governor

This morning, June 30, Governor Jerry Brown signed CMA-sponsored SB 277 (Pan) on the elimination of person belief exemptions for vaccination requirements for school entry. It is through the hard work of CMA physicians across the state that we have been able to realize this achievement in protecting the public health in California. Click here to read the governor’s signing message.

SDCMS-CMA Applauds California State Senate for Passing Landmark Legislation

Senate Bill 277 Will Increase Community Health and Safety by Removing Personal Belief Exemptions for Vaccinations Senate Bill 277 (Pan / Allen) hit a major milestone in its journey through the state legislature today, passing through the Senate with overwhelming support. The bill moved forward with 25 votes. CMA is part of a large coalition of health advocates, education organizations, community groups, local governments, and elected leaders across the state that have shown support for the bill. SB 277 now advances to the Assembly for further consideration. “SB 277 would protect ...