ASAP e-newsletter: Sept. 3, 2020
Mark Johnson, MD, MPH, elected CMS president-elect
Plus other results from the 2020 CMS Leadership Election
Mark B. Johnson, MD, MPH, (pictured) was elected CMS president-elect during the 2020 Colorado Medical Society Leadership Election held in August. He will be installed as CMS president in September 2021. Johnson has served as the executive director of Jefferson County Public Health since 1990. He had planned to retire in June but delayed retirement to October to lead the county's response to COVID-19.

Other election results:
  • Katie Lozano, MD, FACR, and A. Lee Morgan, MD, were re-elected to the AMA Delegation.
  • The slate of nominees for the COMPAC Board of Directors was affirmed. The new board members are Eric Balaban, MD; David Beck, MD; Rachel Landin, DO; Lucy Loomis, MD; Claire Murphy, MD; Lynn Parry, MD; Sean Pauzauskie, MD; Jim Regan, MD; Carol Stamm, MD; Christopher Unrein, DO; Michael Volz, MD; and William Wright, MD.

Congratulations to these physicians and thank you to all who voted.
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Toolkit: Promote voting in health care settings
Physicians have a role in promoting voting to patients and staff to increase representation among all voter groups -- particularly those who are traditionally underrepresented. VoteHealth2020 presents a toolkit for practices and providers that includes printable flyers, stickers and general information on voting in Colorado. Access it here. Don't forget to register and vote as well; doctors historically tend to vote less than the general population and other professionals.
Toolkit: Social Determinants of Health in Rural Communities
Do you practice in a rural area? The Rural Health Information Hub, which is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), presents the Social Determinants of Health in Rural Communities Toolkit. This resource compiles evidence-based and promising models and resources to support organizations implementing programs to address social determinants of health in rural communities.
Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program seeks applicants for advisory board
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) Women’s Wellness Connection (WWC) program has a vacancy on their Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program (BCCSP) advisory board. The board's purpose is to recommend guidelines for the services of the program and such rules and regulations as may be necessary to provide breast and cervical cancer screening where it is not otherwise readily available. Applications are due Sept. 30, 2020. Click here for the application and for more information about the BCCSP Advisory Board.
Participate in Donate for Mothers Blood Drive this month
The Colorado Medical Society encourages all physicians to participate in the Donate for Mothers Colorado-born blood donation campaign by volunteering with the drive at several locations and dates throughout September, scheduling a blood donation or sharing this donation opportunity with your patients. View more information and available dates here for the cities of Boulder, Lafayette, Denver, Colorado Springs, Lakewood, Aurora, Lone Tree or any Vitalant donation center in the month of September. Volunteer opportunities are available; contact for more information. Read more about Donate for Mothers here.
Update: Items added to PPE order site
Use CMS's discount code for 5% off
Order your next round of PPE through, which has partnered with the Colorado Medical Society to give you access to medical-grade PPE supplies. Available products are KN95 or disposable tri-fold masks, disposable gowns, face shields, gloves and hand sanitizer. Place your order through the CMS order form here -- -- and share this link with your colleagues. Use discount code cms-save5 for 5 percent off all orders through the link above.
Upcoming events for physicians
Register today! Colorado Medical Society virtual Annual Meeting
Friday, Sept. 25, 6-8 p.m.
The Colorado Medical Society presents the virtual 150th CMS Annual Meeting, Sept. 25, 2020, 6-8 p.m. Make plans to join us for this celebration of you and your colleagues to see the swearing in of incoming CMS president Sami Diab, MD, hear from keynote speaker AMA President Susan Bailey, MD, and more. Plus, we'll cap the night with team trivia! The event is free for CMS members to attend. Register today! Special thanks to presenting sponsor, COPIC.

Don't forget to share a photo or two of you or you and your team for CMS to include in our Annual Meeting slideshow. We want to show the faces of our members (and their teams) as we celebrate the amazing feats you have all accomplished in this unprecedented year. Email photos to CMS CEO
Colorado Consortium lunch and learn sessions
Wednesdays May-October, 12:30-1:15 p.m.
The Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention’s Provider Education work group continues their series of free lunch-and-learn sessions Wednesdays through October from 12:30-1:15 p.m. Each presentation is eligible for 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. You must pre-register here to receive CME credit; this link also takes you to each program's individual accreditation statement, objectives and disclosures. If you’d simply like to drop-in and not receive CME credit, no pre-registration is required. The 45 minute sessions will include a didactic session followed by Q&A. For a complete list of topics and dates, please visit the consortium website. All sessions will be held via Zoom: link / password: 620980. Programs are recorded and posted online for future viewing.
Consortium's Virtual Provider Education Symposium
Oct. 21, 2020
The Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention will present their third annual Provider Education Symposium on Oct. 21, 2020, in a virtual format. Topics covered will be racial inequality and health care; COVID-19 and its impacts on SUD; self-care for front-line workers; methamphetamine epidemic and the fentanyl epidemic; and reproductive health considerations for women with SUD. Save the date; more information coming soon.

Additionally, the Provider Education Work Group invites physicians to submit an abstract for a virtual poster session that highlights a topic related to opioid and other substance use disorders in Colorado. Those selected to present would be asked to prepare a 10-15 minute presentation to be given via Zoom in November. The deadline for abstract submissions (250 words) is Oct. 2. Email abstracts or questions to
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