The Sonoma County Medical Association and California Medical Association are continuing to provide PPE directly to medical practices in Sonoma County. 

Between July 27 and August 13, CMA and county society staff and over 1,000 volunteers from networks of friends, family, and local schools and universities came together to execute a campaign that had a profound impact on physicians and patients across the state. Nearly 10,000 boxes of PPE were handed out at drive-through distribution events, and more than 6,600 boxes were directly shipped to practices who needed equipment but could not attend their local events. 

SCMA's Approximate PPE Distribution Impact:
97 Practice Locations in Sonoma County received PPE from SCMA
Representing: 128 Practice Physicians | 546 Healthcare Employees

Approximate PPE Distributed to date:
50,000 hand sewn face masks
9,000 Face Shields
93,000 N95 Masks
25,000 Surgical Masks
50,000 Exam Gloves

Estimated Local Impact Value: $110,000 of PPE distributed to Sonoma County Physicians, Santa Rosa City Schools, Essential Businesses/Employees
and Homeless Services.

SCMA and MLCMS are continuing to distribute PPE to medical practices using the surplus of supplies remaining after all the distribution events and new supplies that we requested from the State on your behalf. 

Here are some brief – but important – points we would like to clarify upfront:

  • This program is a “first come – first served” opportunity. Once allocated supplies are exhausted, we will suspend the program. The quicker you respond, the better the chance of receiving your requested PPE.
  • While we are not limiting the amount of PPE you can request – each order must be approved by CMA staff. We ask that groups only request a 1-2 month supply.
  • We are requesting a very modest shipping and handling fee for each individual case shipped. These funds cover the following costs: UPS shipping, handling fees from PRIDE Industries and our ongoing warehousing costs.  

Now for some details on how to participate in this continuing program: The attached PPE Relief Order form must be used to secure your PPE order. Please complete the form in its entirety. For practices who need shipments to multiple offices, please complete a separate form for each location. We aim to approve orders within 24 hours once submitted and will inform you via reply email of an anticipated ship date. You the final invoice for minimal shipping costs from CMA. Advance payment is not required. 
We have attached a PPE Product Spec Sheet which provides specs/information on the equipment offered. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me directly at (707) 620-0808. Return your PPE Order to me directly via email at and I will get it into the ordering process. Remember, orders will be processed on a first come basis. I am happy to help you get your order in quickly to take advantage of this opportunity to receive PPE supplies at minimal cost to you. 

Yours in health and service,

Wendy Young, Executive Director | 707-620-0808 |
Sonoma County Mandatory Influenza Vaccination
Mandatory Influenza Vaccination of Staff at Health Care and Specified Congregate Facilities
As Sonoma County works to reduce transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (also referred to as “COVID-19), influenza season is approaching. The co-occurrence of influenza season and the COVID-19 pandemic increases the risk that our health systems may be overwhelmed with patients with critical respiratory illness. An effective vaccine against COVID-19 is not anticipated until early next year, at the earliest. Influenza is preventable with a vaccine that is currently available. Influenza vaccination has long been accepted as a safe and effective way to prevent millions of illnesses and thousands of related doctor and hospital visits every year. Read full order here.
COVID-19 is having a profound impact on physician practices across the state. The California Medical Association (CMA) and your local medical societies, SCMA and MLCMS, continue to advocate on all fronts during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that the interests of physicians and their patients are considered as local, state and federal governments respond to the rapidly evolving public health emergency. From ensuring physician payments in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to expanding the use of telehealth services, CMA’s advocacy has directly helped thousands of physician practices across California. CMA also has a wide array of resources and programs to help physicians during the public health emergency. Read More.

We Are Here for You: Your membership makes these programs and resources possible. CMA and its county medical societies have represented California’s physicians for more than 160 years as the recognized voice of the house of medicine. Renew your membership to help strengthen the political voice of the house of medicine, and get the services you need to help your practice adapt during these turbulent times. Together we stand taller, our combined voices stronger, fighting for the future of medicine and our noble profession.

Renew Your Membership Today: Visit or contact the member resource center at (800) 786-4262 or 
Please Consider SCMA Business Partnership in your 2021 Budget
Will You please consider an SCMA Business Partnership in your 2021 business marketing Budget?

Your partnership helps us to provide our programs and services as well as personal and professional resources to the Sonoma County medical community. The business partnership opportunity provides ongoing visibility and connection for your business to this important community of professionals -- exclusive to SCMA business partners.

For questions, contact Wendy Young at | 707-620-0808.
View the brochure and application here.
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