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August 2008


Obesity Prevention - 2008 Cultural Symposium

The 2008 Obesity Prevention Cultural Symposium will be held on September 27 in Oakland, California. Participants, including physicians, medical students and health professionals will gain tools, resources and tips to provide culturally competent obesity prevention education and services for their patients.

PARTICIPANTS WILL:

  • Identify the elements of culturally competent healthcare services.
  • Recognize the importance of cultural sensitivity in healthcare practice.
  • Examine as well as challenge personal values and cultural beliefs about healthcare.
  • Recognize barriers to good health communication and choose effective techniques to overcome them.
  • Develop interpersonal communication skills to build trust with patients.
  • Recognize cultural barriers to obesity prevention.
  • Assess patients’ readiness to address weight management.


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July 2008


Sponsorship Opportunities:
Annual President's Dinner and Awards Gala

On October 5th the CMA Foundation will honor CMA President-Elect Dev GnanaDev, MD and leadership award recipients at the 2008 Annual President's Dinner & Awards Gala in Sacramento.

The Foundation has several exciting sponsorship opportunities and ad space available for the commemorative program that will be given out at the event.

Individuals and organizations are invited to become sponsors of the President’s Dinner and Awards Gala.  Being a sponsor provides you an unprecedented opportunity to showcase your organization to more than 500 of the state’s most influential physicians, health care leaders, executives and policy makers.

We thank you for your support!

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Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations - 2008 Summit

The 2008 Ethnic Physician Leadership Summit will be held the weekend of October 18-19 in Orange County and is free for physicians, medical students, and members of community based organizations.

The Summit will focus on strategies for supporting sustainability in ethnic physician solo and small group practices. Learning sessions will address key points and groundbreaking results from the Quality Improvement in Solo and Small Group Practices (QISS) Final Report through presentations and discussions with experts in health care, health care policy, health plans, and community based organizations.

Click here for more information and to register.

Media Advocacy Training - September 13, 2008

The Obesity Prevention Project will host a Media Advocacy Training for physicians, residents, medical students and health professionals interested in learning tips and tools for interacting with media and working with elected officials to support obesity prevention advocacy efforts.

Click here to learn more and to register.

June 2008


Open House

The CMA Foundation Open House will take place on June 27th from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Liz Burdick, 916.779.6639.

Click here for driving directions to the Foundation.

2007 Annual Report

The CMA Foundation's 2007 Annual Report - Celebrating Physician Partnerships - is now available!

Download your copy today to read about the phenomenal partners we work with every day, as well our project and organizational highlights over the past year.

May 2008


Leadership Awards

Please take a moment to nominate an outstanding individual or organization to receive one of our three prestigious leadership awards.

Information and forms are available here.

New Location and Contact Information

The CMA Foundation has moved! Our new address is:

3835 North Freeway Boulevard, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95834

Main line: 916.779.6620
Main fax: 916.779.6658

Click here for a complete listing of staff emails and phone numbers.

Click here for driving directions.

April 2008


New Study Shows Minority Doctors are Underrepresented in California

The CMA Foundation co-hosted a press conference on April 2 to announce the release of a UCSF report confirming that minority physicians are underrepresented in California. Click here for press relase and a link to the full report.

Click here to read one of the many articles published about the report.

$20,000 Mini Grants Available for Students

The California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development invites you to apply for a “Mini-Grant” in any or all of the following areas (2 awards per category / $20,000 each):

●     Healthcare Career Conference and/or Workshops
●     Healthcare Career Exploration
●     Healthcare Career Educational Pipelines and/or Partnerships

HCTP Mini-Grants are designed to provide direct and indirect program support for economically/educationally disadvantaged and underrepresented students as they pursue a career in the health professions.

Application deadline is May 9, 2008.

Visit the OSHPD website for a grant application.

March 2008


Obesity Prevention Provider Toolkits Now Available

The CMA Foundation, in partnership with the California Association of Health Plans, has released three Obesity Prevention Provider Toolkits- Child & Adolescent, Adult, and Pre/Post Bariatric Surgery. All toolkits are available for download here.

The unique collaboration of health plans and doctors brought together an expert panel of 53 practicing physicians, health plan medical directors and other health care professionals to develop guides to assist doctors and their patients in the fight against obesity.

The release marks the culmination of two years of research and work to develop the first-ever comprehensive set of toolkits.

Visit the Obesity Prevention Project homepage to download all toolkits.

AWARE Project Launches New Website

The CMA Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of its all-new AWARE website at www.aware.md. The new site features the latest information for patients and providers about the appropriate use of antibiotics and related topics.

“All of the tools that AWARE has developed for clinicians and patients are easy to find and download on the new website, which is really convenient,” said Joe Toscano, MD, attending emergency physician at San Ramon Regional Medical Center.  “With the new format of the site, it's even easier to navigate and find what you need. The site also contains a lot of great information about the organization, its history, mission, and goals.”

Topics available for patients and consumers include frequently asked questions about bacteria and how to stay healthy during cold and flu season, antibiotic facts, vaccine information, and childcare provider resources. Health care professionals will find valuable information on clinical resources, surveillance data and resources, continuing education programs, and more.

Visit the new site at www.aware.md.

Golf Classic

The CMA Foundation's 6th Annual Golf Classic will be held on May 3, 2008 at Coyote Hills Golf Course in Fullerton, California. Visit the events page for more information.

February 2008


CA-MRSA: A Call to Action

The CMA Foundation’s AWARE Project convened key stakeholders on February 25 to finalize a statewide plan of action to strengthen and effectively coordinate efforts to prevent, diagnose and treat CA-MRSA in California. The plan will be sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention later this spring.

Key representatives from medicine, public health, California schools, athletics and business were on hand to develop a fully comprehensive plan focusing on education, prevention and early diagnosis of CA-MRSA.

Obesity Prevention Physician Champion Training- Sacramento

The CMA Foundation will hold an Obesity Prevention training in Sacramento on March 29 for physicians, residents, medical students and health professionals interested in community centered obesity prevention. Participants will:

  • Receive free Continuing Medical Education Units
  • Learn practical tips for communicating key issues surrounding obesity
  • Promote local measures and solutions for preventing obesity to students, parents, ethnic communities, underserved populations and local policy makers
  • Build contacts and establish partnerships with key community members and organizations to maximize efforts in obesity prevention

Click here for more information including a Save the Date Flyer and Registration Form.

January 2008


Obesity Prevention Grants Available to Physicians, Med Students, Med Societies

The Obesity Prevention Project has launched a new Physicians for Healthy Communities Mini-Grant Program to support obesity prevention advocacy and outreach programs that enhance the well-being of California’s communities.

Medical students, physicians and component medical societies can apply for grants of $250 to $1,000. Applications are reviewed on a monthly basis.

For more information, click here or contact Tiffanie Sherrer, 916/551.2031.

CMAF Featured in United Health Foundation Publication

A letter from CMAF President & CEO, Carol Lee, Esq., is featured in United Health Foundation's recently released "America's Health Rankings™: A Call to Action for People & Their Communities."

The purpose of America's Healthy Rankings™ is " to stimulate action by individuals, communities, public health professionals, health industry employees and public administration and health officials to improve the health of the population of the United States."

bullet Download the letter: "Addressing Public Health Disparities by Engaging Ethnic Physicians" here.

bullet Visit United Health Foundation's website to download the entire document here.

2007-08 Antibiotic Awareness Clinical Resources Now Available

The AWARE 2007-08 adult and pediatric acute respiratory tract infection guideline compendia summarize treatment and prescribing guidelines from leading medical experts and professional organizations for various illnesses.

The 2007-08 Antibiotic Awareness Provider Toolkit includes the Adult and Pediatric Compendia as well as a host of resources to assist physicians in educating patients on how to appropriately prevent and treat respiratory illnesses.

For more information, visit the AWARE Website or contact Cristina Correa.

Obesity Prevention Physician Champion Training - Santa Clara

The CMA Foundation will hold an Obesity Prevention training in Santa Clara in February for physicians, residents, medical students and health professionals interested in community centered obesity prevention. Participants will:

  • Receive free Continuing Medical Education Units
  • Learn practical tips for communicating key issues surrounding obesity
  • Promote local measures and solutions for preventing obesity to students, parents, ethnic communities, underserved populations and local policy makers
  • Build contacts and establish partnerships with key community members and organizations to maximize efforts in obesity prevention
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Archives:

bullet 2007

  • CA-MRSA Plan of Action
  • Leadership Award Recipients: Condessa Curley, MD; Kwabena Adubofour, MD
  • Obesity Prevention Physician Champion Trainings in LA
  • 2007 President's Reception & Annual Dinner Dance
  • Edward A. Chow, MD Receives Ethnic Physician Leadership Award
  • Reserve Your Ad Space in the 2007 Annual Dinner Program
  • 2006 Annual Report
  • CMAF Physician Champion Selected for CA Garden Advisory Group
  • NEPO: Principles for a Healthy California
  • Obesity Prevention Receives $200,000 Grant from Kaiser Permanente
  • Leadership Award Nominations
  • NEPO Elects New Chair & Vice Chair
  • Mahal Access to Health Care & Disparities Endowment Fund Established
  • Diabetes Project Launches New Website
  • 5th Annual Golf Classic


bullet 2006

  • New Pension Protection Act of 2006
  • Douglas Bonetti Elected as Chair of CMA Foundation Corporate Advisory Committee
  • IOM Recognizes Physicians for Healthy Communities Initiative in 2007 Report
  • The CMA Foundation’s Physicians for Healthy Communities Initiative
  • CMA Foundation Annual Dinner, Dance, Awards, & Auction.
  • CMA Foundation Annual Dinner Program Ads
  • Planning to Retire? The CMA Foundation Can Help!
  • CMA Foundation Annual Dinner
  • Get your name on the CMA Foundation Golf Classic trophy!
  • AWARE’s 2005/06 Compendia Help Medical Professionals More Appropriately Prescribe Antibiotics
  • The AWARE Project Helps Students Spread the Message of Appropriate Antibiotic Use


bullet 2005

  • Ethnic Physician Leadership Award
  • Obesity Prevention Convening
  • AWARE CME Up and Running
  • Ethnic Physician Leadership Award
  • Making a Difference in Our Communities One Physician at a Time
  • CMA and CMA Foundation Annual Dinner


bullet 2004

  • CMA Foundation announces resident/Fellow and Young Physician Grant Program
  • Building a Strong Community from the Inside Out

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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