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2015 Building Healthy Communities Summit

2015 Building Healthy Communities Summit Helping Health Providers Address Social Determinants of Health September 18-20, 2015-- Riverside Convention Center REGISTER NOW! The 2015 Building Healthy Communities (BHC) Summit-Helping Health Providers Address Social Determinants of Health is a unique and exciting educational event for physicians, public health professionals, and community leaders. The 2015 BHC Summit will provide you with opportunities to learn about emerging health policy issues, best practices for reducing health disparities, and cultural competency in clinical care. The Summit will inspire physicians and health care providers to participate in community health efforts and to be challenged to improve health care and the quality of life ...

We've Moved!

We Have Moved!   The California Medical Association (CMA) Foundation is excited to announce that, as of May 2015, we have changed office locations!  We have moved to a more convenient location in the heart of midtown Sacramento – 2230 L Street. We would like to thank and extend our gratitude to all the organizations and individuals who assisted us with this transition. Our new location allows us to remain in better contact with our partnering organizations and to build new relationships with the surrounding community.   The CMA Foundation is hosting an open house in July to celebrate the move.  For more ...

Do you know your sunscreen?

Do you know your sunscreen? We all know that it is important to use sunscreen on those sunny (and even cloudy!) summer days in order to protect ourselves from sunburns and related skin cancers. But what does all the information on the packaging actually mean and how do you know which sunscreen offers the necessary protection? This NPR article helps to explain sunscreen a little better. At the CMA Foundation, we strive to build the community’s knowledge about important public health issues, such as sun protection.  Remember to keep yourself protected from the sun this summer.  

FDA Orders Removal of Trans Fats from Food

FDA Orders Removal of Trans Fats from Food On Tuesday, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will work toward the elimination of trans fats in the food industry over the next 3 years.  Trans fats have been linked with a vast array of health complications including coronary heart disease, obesity, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, etc.  Discontinuing the consumption of trans fats is a crucial step toward healthy living.  The CMA Foundation supports a healthy, nutritious diet and encourages the public to examine their own diets and avoid unhealthy additives, such as trans fats. Check it out in the ...

Heroes and Healers: Stories of Courage and Altruism in Times of Genocide

Heroes and Healers: Stories of Courage and Altruism in Times of Genocide   The Armenian American Medical Society (AAMS) celebrated Heroes and Healers: Stories of Courage and Altruism in Times of Genocide, in commemoration of the centennial of the Armenian Genocide and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The event honored medical professionals and others who embody the spirit of humanitarianism, looking past ethnic and religious differences to save lives and champion the plight of the victims of these and other atrocities of the 20th and 21st century. Those honored posthumously were Floyd Smith, MD. Armin T. Wegner, and ...

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