New Partners Alert | Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) listed burnout as a medical condition, adding it to the International Classification of Diseases, or ICD-11, handbook that guides medical providers in diagnosing diseases. What was striking to me was that there was no mention of how burnout affects the medical community, specifically the physicians who provide care to patients facing this condition. CMA and LACMA are working together to address physician burnout, and this topic will be front and center at the first-ever symposium in early summer in Northern California, where a number of chief wellness officers from Los Angeles will be attending. Later, in August, CMA/LACMA will host a groundbreaking roundtable on the subject.
New Partners Alert
This week, LACMA will be launching a new partnership with Business Resources Group, whose mission is to promote equitable access to capital, growth opportunities and economic well-being for small businesses. BRG helps small medical practices get the incentives and rebates they are entitled to. With large companies routinely taking advantage of all the incentives and rebates, BRG will help educate our members about the different types of incentives that are available from the federal, state and local agencies. I will share more specifics relative to case studies and contact information next week.
We are also in discussions with LibertyID (identity theft experts), CARR Real Estate (only works with physicians), Avery Health Appraisals (practice appraisal) and Bank of America Practice Solutions.
Head Over to the Marketplace
We are still making adjustments to the newly launched LACMA Marketplace located at https://lacmamarketplace.com/login.php. Remember to enter your PIN number to take advantage of great discounts including vaccines, supplies and much more. The PIN is LAMKPL0519.
I am also excited to share our partnership with the Los Angeles Pediatric Society (Dr. Patrick Whelan) and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Dr. Tony Kuo), who have joined LACMA’s President-elect Dr. Sion Roy and me in our fight against e-cigarette use amongst adolescents. The Clear Lungs, Clear Minds Campaign will involve various agencies, Los Angeles Unified School District and nonprofits across Los Angeles County as well as the LA Olympic Committee and Verizon to educate kids, parents, schools, policy makers and media about this public health epidemic. Stay tuned for more details.
Voting for 2019 LACMA Elections Is Still Open!
This year, there is one vacancy for the position of Secretary and three vacancies for Councilor-at-Large. Active members of LACMA should have received the voting instructions last week (please check your junk or spam folder), so feel free to visit the voting website to cast your ballot today.
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Los Angeles County Medical Association
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EVENTS AND COMMUNITY
Los Angeles County Medical Association’s Annual Installation of Officers
You are Invited!
TIME: 6:30pm Reception, 7:30pm Dinner and Program
WHERE: Riviera Country Club
1250 Capri Drive
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272