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Brown Signs Bill To Collect Data on Diversity of Health Care Workforce

Source: California Healthline - September 23, 2014 Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has signed a bill (AB 2102) that aims to identify gaps in the diversity of California's health care workforce, KPBS reports. Details of Bill Under the bill, the state boards that oversee nurses, physician assistants and other medical providers will be required to report their workforce demographics, including workers': Ethnicities; and Spoken languages. The data will be used to inform policymakers and educational institutions about where resources should be allocated to meet the cultural needs of patients, according to KPBS. The bill was sponsored by: ...

NEPO supports #Health4All

NEPO Represented in #Health4All Campaign NEPO physician and president of Golden State Medical Association-Capitol Medical Society Chapter, Dr. Tyrone Glover is featured in the latest #Health4All campaign efforts. The massive mural  will be on display on the side of the Hotel Figueroa in Los Angeles during the month of July. If you are in the area, stop by and take a picture and use the hashtags #Health4All and #NEPO NEPO believes that healthcare is a human right and denying people access to affordable health care based on their immigration status is wrong. Out-of-pocket healthcare costs represent the single greatest driver of ...

CMAF and NEPO will host two Covered Ca Spanish Webinars in July.

CMAF and the Network of Ethnic Physicians will host two Covered Ca Spanish Webinars in July. Both webinars will offer a quick overview of the change in the marketplace under the Affordable Care Act; the relationship of Covered CA, Exchange Health Plans, and physicians; demographics of the newly-insured and other helpful tips for physicians and their teams to understand and prepare for the next enrollment period which begins November 15, 2014. The first webinar will be held at noon on Tuesday, July 15th and will be conducted by Dr. Felix Aguilar, MD and Vitelio Aguilar, Jr, Provider Educator for CMAF.  ...

American Diabetes Association Invites Nominations for Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award

The American Diabetes Association is inviting nominations for its 2015 Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award. The annual award program is designed to stimulate, acknowledge, and reward outstanding educational efforts by a health professional working in the field of diabetes education. Nominees will have demonstrated significant long-term national or international contributions to the field of diabetes education; have many years of effort in the field of diabetes education; have evidence of benefit to recipients; and be well known to others in his/her area of expertise. Publications and teaching experience are factors in the selection process. A $3,000 honorarium will be awarded to ...

Sacramento CMA member wins AMA Foundation's Excellence in Medicine Award

The American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation has awarded Sacramento area physician and U.S. Air Force Reserve Colonel Darryl Hunter, M.D., its prestigious Excellence in Medicine award. Dr. Hunter was recognized for his outstanding leadership and exceptional service to veterans, students and underserved community members. The award was presented to Dr. Hunter during AMA’s national meeting in Chicago last week. “As an AMA Foundation Excellence in Medicine Award winner, Dr. Hunter reminds us all what it means to be a doctor – caring, compassionate and selfless,” said Steven W. Churchill, executive director of the AMA Foundation. “Dr. Hunter’s work with veterans ...

California soda warning label bill stalls in committee

June 17, 2014 California soda warning label bill stalls in committee California lawmakers on Tuesday turned back legislation that would require warning labels on sugary beverages, voicing skepticism about the public health benefits. "It's an honorable effort but I feel it's ineffective," said Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, who acknowledged that soda manufacturers are prominent job generators in her district. "I think this bill creates as much confusion as it does information. A label which will appear on soda andsports drinks with no labels appearing on chocolate milk, juices or alcoholic beverages sends the wrong message." Senate Bill 1000 slipped out of the Senate last month with the ...
SUGARY DRINK WARNING LABEL MOVES THROUGH LEGISLATURE

SUGARY DRINK WARNING LABEL MOVES THROUGH LEGISLATURE

SUGARY DRINK WARNING LABEL MOVES THROUGH LEGISLATURE Two Assembly committees will be considering a CMA sponsored bill (SB 1000, Monning) that will require sugary drinks sold in California to have a health warning label on Tuesday, June 17. The label, “STATE OF CALIFORNIA SAFETY WARNING: Drinking beverages with added sugar(s) contributes to obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay,” will help consumers make informed choices when buying sugary drinks.  To take action visit CMA’s webpage: http://www.cmanet.org/grassroots/campaign.dT/67/  
The California Medical Association announces new President & CEO!

The California Medical Association announces new President & CEO!

Lisa Folberg takes the helm at CMA Foundation. Lisa Folberg first became interested in public health when she volunteered for the AIDS Hotline in San Francisco in the 1980s. Soon after this she spent a year in Colombia, South America, developing a public health program for at-risk youth through a World Health Organization/UCSF collaborating project. “This experience was life-changing,” says Folberg. It further galvanized her purpose in life, which was to help form meaningful public health policy that will benefit consumers. She went on to get a masters degree in public policy at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. It will come as ...

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