August 14, 2020
The Importance of Immunization, Especially with COVID-19 | A YAC Student Blog
Dilara Sen, a 12th grader at Westerville Central High School and an active member of the Columbus Medical Association Foundation’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC), wrote a great blog highlighting the importance of vaccination and why being vaccinated is more necessary than ever due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Check it out!
Watch: Practice Manager Virtual Meetup - Things to Consider in Returning to Practice
This week, the CMA virtually held it's first Practice Manager Meetup, sponsored by Lillibridge, since the COIVD-19 pandemic hit. 

Presenter Monique Kahkonen, SCP, SPHR, went over how to create a smart and safe plan for returning to work during the pandemic. 

Check out the presentation on our YouTube channel. The information is current as of the day it was recorded and questions specific to participants' practices have been removed.
Major U.S. Health Insurers Report Big Profits, Benefiting From the Pandemic | New York Times
The nation’s leading health insurers are experiencing an embarrassment of profits. Some of the largest companies, including Anthem, Humana and UnitedHealth Group, are reporting second-quarter earnings that are double what they were a year ago. And while insurance profits are capped under the Affordable Care Act, with the requirement that consumers should benefit from such excesses in the form of rebates, no one should expect an immediate windfall...
One Day Left to Apply for Physicians Leadership Academy Class of 2020/2021
The deadline to apply for the 2020/2021 Physicians Leadership Academy class is August 15th, so there is still time for you to apply and join your Central Ohio colleagues!

And we get it you might be thinking, how can I possibly apply this year with everything going on in the world? But, this may be the perfect time for you because the PLA helps shape resilient and mindful physician leaders.

The curriculum & calendar of the seven classes and two retreats can be found at along with the brief application. 
RSVP: Upcoming Events at the CMA
On August 18 at 7 pm, Dr. Elizabeth Lottes and Chef Laura Robertson-Boyd will be presenting our first of many culinary medicine events.

The first session menu will Summer Salad Peaches & Tomatoes with Feta and Basil. This event will be virtual so you can cook along at home.
The CMA Women in Medicine group is holding a socially distanced yoga session on August 29 at 8 am.

The session will be led by yoga instructor Rita Hari and will be held outside at Griggs Reservoir off Riverside Drive.

Spots are limited so if you are interested in learning more please contact Lisa Oyer.
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