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CDPH Advisory: Ongoing Risk of Highly Drug-Resistant Infections in Patients Following Hospitalization or Invasive Procedures in Mexico

DOWNLOAD CDPH ADVISORY HERE Ongoing Risk of Highly Drug-Resistant Infections in Patients Following Hospitalization or Invasive Procedures in Mexico February 2021   The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and local public health partners are alerting healthcare providers of a recent increase in reports of VIM-producing carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (VIM-CRPA) in patients following hospitalization or invasive medical procedures in Mexico for routine healthcare visits, medical emergencies, and medical tourism. Since our November 2019 Health Advisory describing an initial cluster of five VIM-CRPA cases with similar exposure from August to October 2019, there have ...

CDC HEALTH ADVISORY - Extensively Drug-Resistant Salmonella Typhi Infections Among U.S. Residents Without International Travel

View the PDF of this CDC Health Advisory https://emergency.cdc.gov/han/pdf/CDC-HAN-439-XDR-Salmonella-Typhi-Infections-in-U.S.-Without-Intl-Travel-02.12.2021.pdf    This is an official CDC HEALTH ADVISORY   Distributed via the CDC Health Alert Network  February 12, 2021, 1:00 PM ET   CDCHAN-00439 Extensively Drug-Resistant Salmonella Typhi Infections Among U.S. Residents Without International Travel Summary   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing— Information on extensively drug-resistant (XDR) Salmonella Typhi (Typhi) infections among U.S. residents without international travel, and Treatment recommendations for XDR Typhi infection.    Background   Typhoid fever is a systemic illness caused by the bacterium Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi (Typhi). Most people in the United States diagnosed with typhoid fever ...

MolinaCares Collaborates with AAFP to Provide Behavioral Health Resources

News Release (download PDF version) Media Contact: Caroline Zubieta, Caroline.Zubieta@molinahealthcare.com, 562-951-1588 The MolinaCares Accord Provides Behavioral Health Resources for Primary Care Physicians to Support Molina Members Amid COVID-19  Long Beach, Calif., Jan. 28, 2021 – The MolinaCares Accord (“MolinaCares”) today announced a new collaboration with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) focused on evidence-based continuing medical education resources to help primary care clinicians address the mental health needs of their patients “This year has put immense pressure on the health care system, communities, and families, and with COVID-19 making it more difficult ...

New CalVax Provider System is Here

For those wishing to provide vaccinations to other members of the community or your staffs, you'll want to access the new CalVax Provider system that was recently launched!  CalVax is a state-wide centralized system for health care providers enrolled or interested in participating in the California COVID-19 Vaccination Program, developed by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). The new CalVax platform will provide a system to manage vaccine enrollment, ordering, inventory, administration, reporting and data analytics. Office hours and training materials such as job aids, videos, and recorded demos will ...

How to Pre-Register to Receive COVID Vaccinations for Physicians and Staff

DOWNLOAD PDF COPY January, 2021 HOW TO PRE-REGISTER TO RECEIVE VACCINATIONS FOR PHYSICIANS AND STAFF: Hello Physician Partner, San Bernardino County Medical Society is excited to be working with San Bernardino County Department of Public Health to reach out to you with regard to you and your staff being vaccinated against COVID as part of the vaccination roll out in our county for healthcare providers. The SBCDPH team and Michael Sequeira, MD, Public Health Officer, and past president of SBCMS, want to make sure you are all included in this process and thank ...

Physicians Invited to Sign up For CovidReadi

Dear Health Care Provider: San Bernardino County Medical Society (SBCMS) is pleased to be working with the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health to ensure that all of your practitioners who wish can receive a COVID-19 vaccination.  YOU WILL NEED TO REGISTER YOURSELF INTO THE COVIDReadi program, through the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) at https://ca.covidreadi.com/.     COVIDReadi, our COVID-19 vaccination provider registration system, is now open for you to register to participate in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program. All health care providers who will be receiving and administering COVID-19 ...

Pediatricians and Pediatric Specialists Needed for AAP Project ECHO Hub

Pediatricians and Pediatric Specialists WE NEED YOUR PARTICIPATION! AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) Chapter 2 is currently being certified to become an official Project ECHO Hub which will present a series of six structured webinars on delivering telehealth in pediatric practices. Each session will include a lecture, case study presentation and group discussion.  Sessions will begin in mid-January, and we are currently seeking pediatric practices to participate as lecturers or audience participants. Curriculum is being developed by AAP Chapter-2 and its president, Damodara Rajasekhar, M.D. SBCMS is excited to be named as a ...

Board of Supervisors Appoints New County Public Health Officer Dr. Michael Sequeira

Dr. Michael Sequeira, M.D., a leader in the county’s medical community and experienced local expert in emergency medicine, was appointed Public Health Officer for the County of San Bernardino on Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors. For the past 30 years, Dr. Sequeira has worked in leadership roles at the local, state and national levels, including as regional director of six of its hospital emergency departments, including hospitals in San Bernardino, Apple Valley, Colton, and Redlands. He is past president of the San Bernardino County Medical Society and a member ...

IEHP & Molina Healthcare Launch Together4IE

This month, Molina Healthcare of California (“Molina”), and Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) announced a joint effort in leading a new healthcare initiative, “Together4IE.” This collaboration aims to raise awareness about available coverage through Medi-Cal and the health insurance marketplace (Covered California) to support Californians affected by income or employment changes during the COVID-19 pandemic. The health plans launched a website and are offering a toll-free number (1-866-U2Apply) to learn more about securing affordable health insurance. The California Employment Development Department reported that as of July 2020, more than 275,000 ...

California Medical Association's 2020 Legislative Wrap-Up

California’s Completely Unpredictable, Totally Chaotic Legislative Year The California Medical Association’s 2020 Legislative Wrap Up By Janus L. Norman, CMA Senior Vice President of Government and Political Relations As 2019 concluded, reasonable assumptions about 2020 began to emerge. The year was expected to be busy and more polarizing due to the presidential election occurring in November. Large-scale issue-based campaigns calling for new state programs supported by the expected state budget surplus were being announced. State legislators were finalizing their legislative packages. And lastly, the California Medical Association (CMA) was preparing to defeat ...