SSV Medical Society News - 2020 - Volume 9 - Issue 09 September 14, 2020 2020 - Volume 9 2020 - Volume 9, Issue 09, SSV Medical Society News 0 Medical Society News Volume 9, Issue 9 September 2020 Urge Governor to Veto AB 890 Dear Colleagues, A dangerous bill that would undermine physician-led care and could create a lower tier of care for low-income patients in particular is making its way to the desk of Governor Gavin Newsom for signature. AB 890 (Wood) was passed by the Legislature on Monday. CMA and SSVMS are strongly opposed to AB 890, which would give nurse practitioners (NPs) the ability to practice independently without standard safeguards in place. Take Action! SSVMS and CMA are urging all physicians to contact Gov. Newsom and tell him to veto this dangerous bill and ensure patient safety is protected. Take action today at actnow.io/Q1sWR1g. John Wiesenfarth, MD President, Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society SSVMS' is proud to offer physicians a virtual month of wellness! Featuring presentations from local wellness leaders, and resources and activities aimed at improving well-being, building resilience and helping to bring joy back to your practice of medicine! Register Now for Wellness Month! Tuesday Sessions Featured Speakers & Topics Two Part Series: Joy & Meaning in Medicine John Chuck, MD Tuesdays, September 8 & 15, 2020 6:00PM *2 CME credits applied for, accreditation pending. Intro to Yoga Session Rajiv Misquitta, MD Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:00PM Intro to Pilates Session Annie Kaplon Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:00PM Two Part Series: Sleep in the Time of Seclusion Lydia Wytrzes, MD Tuesdays, September 22 & 29, 2020 6:00PM *1 CME credit applied for, accreditation pending. Nutrition Pearls: The Plant-Based Diet Rajiv Misquitta, MD Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:00PM *0.5 CME credit applied for, accreditation pending. Activities for Physicians Virtual Paint & Sip Hosted by The Painted Cork $10/person *Space is extremely limited. Registration required. Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:00 - 8:00PM Virtual Activities Weekly Drawing Virtual Social for Physicians Yoga, Pilates, and Meditation Sessions Small Walking Groups Virtual Physician Meetups 3.5 total CME credits applied for, accreditation pending Register Now for Wellness Month! Check out past Wellness Month presentations on JoyofMedicine.org. In the News Urge Gov. Newsom to reject bill that would create two-tiered health care system CMA physician COVID-19 testing survey finds widespread challenges, immediate need for improvements Physician input needed: CMA telehealth survey Gov. Newsom signs landmark CMA-supported law to protect children from candy-flavored tobacco Gov. Newsom announces new “Blueprint” to guide California’s reopening activities HHS again extends provider relief fund deadlines; Physicians have until Sept. 13 to apply Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC) is now accepting applications for the third cycle of the graduate medical education (GME) grant program, CalMedForce. In this cycle of the program, approximately $38M will be awarded to primary care and emergency medicine residency programs in California. All eligible residency programs are encouraged to apply, and priority will be given to programs in medically underserved areas and populations. CalMedForce dedicates voter-approved revenues from California’s Proposition 56 tobacco tax to train physicians and help California address its growing physician shortage, which is estimated to reach a 10.500-clinician shortfall by 2030 according to the California Future Health Workforce Commission. Applications are due by September 21, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. (PST). Please review these resources in submitting application: Application Guidelines Webinars Frequently Asked Questions Visit CalMedForce.org for more information, including fact sheets, infographics and awardee information from previous cycles. If you would like to be added to our distribution list, email CalMedForce@phcdocs.org with “subscribe” in the subject line. Physician Wellness Survey The Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society (SSVMS) cares about physicians, and helping you find joy in your practice of medicine is our priority. To identify potential solutions for burnout at the individual and systems level in the Sacramento Region, your participation is needed to complete a short, anonymous survey. You'll receive a $20 Amazon gift card for 5 minutes of your time! You should have received an email with a link to our online survey. To ensure your anonymity, the email was sent directly from National Business Research Institute, Inc. (NBRII). Your input is critical to this issue as your responses will be de-identified, aggregated, and shared with leaders across all health systems and medical groups in the Sacramento Region. This survey is a follow up to one conducted in 2018. The results were published in a White Paper and individualized recommendations were made to each of the region’s medical groups. You may find the white paper here. CMA Webinars | Live and On-Demand NEW CMA Grand Rounds: Transmission, Testing and Masks: Creating a Culture to Curb COVID-19 - No Cost, CME Available September 8, 2020 | 12-1:30pm NEW Telehealth Series for Small and Medium Sized Practices: (Pt. 3) The Patient Experience September 16, 2020 | 12:15-1:15pm NEW Navigating the New Normal - CME Provider Conference October 6, 2020 | 8:30-12:30pm Telehealth Series for Small and Medium Sized Practices: (Pt. 2) Getting Started Recorded August 27, 2020 Telehealth Series for Small and Medium Sized Practices: (Pt. 1) Overview Recorded August 13, 2020 More CMA Webinars SSV Medicine | July/August Issue Read the September/October issue of the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine (SSV Medicine) Advertisement Physician Today Publication Emerging Trends Impacting the Medical Malpractice Coverage Market Learn More! 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