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September 24, 2021

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Dr. Barry Kerzin at the CMA - Event Videos Now Available

The CMA had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Kerzin for a few presentations at the beginning of August 2021.

You can now watch three of these presentations on our website in their entirety as well as a few shorter videos on certain topics Dr. Kerzin covered. You also will find photos from the events and more ways to connect with Dr. Kerzin and the Altruism Institute. 

Check it out!

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HCGC Wins NMA Housing Award

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"An innovative collaboration launched last year between the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) and CMA affiliate Healthcare Collaborative of Greater Columbus (HCGC) is among only four organizations in the United States to receive 2021 NMA Housing Awards, regarded as one of the affordable housing industry’s premiere achievements that recognize the outstanding service excellence of individual agencies..."

Read about the great work HCGC and the Physicians CareConnection have done this past year to earn this award!

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Made for Medicine is Now Accepting Applications

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Made for Medicine opened up their first ever application submission period this week.

This new physician-led initiative comes from the mind of Dr. Laura Espy-Bell and is made possible thanks to the CMA Foundation.

Made for Medicine is designed to support and increase the number of African American or Black students with an interest in the field of medicine.

Applications for the Fall 2021 cohort of 6th and 7th graders closes on October 8th - Apply today!

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Thanks to Attendees of the CMA PAC Fundraising Event

Thanks to the two dozen CMA members who participated in last week's CMA PAC event that featured the President of the Franklin County Commissioners, Kevin Boyce.


In addition to raising PAC funds, the meeting included an extended conversation about the challenges of addressing the social determinants of health that are outside traditional patient/physician interactions.

CMA affiliated organizations of the Physicians CareConnection and the Healthcare Collaborative of Greater Columbus are central to some of the innovative work in this area in our community.

The County Commissioners are a key partner in these efforts.


Thanks to Dr. Pat Ecklar for hosting this event at his home. Any CMA member is invited to support the CMA's PAC by making a donation here.

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COTS in the News: Regional Hospital Officials Stress How COVID is Straining Health System

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Watch COTS President, Sherri Kovach, and Southeast/Southeast Central Regional Healthcare Coordinator, Kelsey Blackburn, speak to WTOV 9 about how COVID is straining our health system.

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CDC Health Advisory: Guidance for Clinicians Caring for Individuals Recently Evacuated from Afghanistan


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that clinicians be on alert for cases of measles that meet the case definition, as well as other infectious diseases, including mumps, leishmaniasis, and malaria, among evacuees (including both Afghan nationals and U.S. citizens) from Afghanistan. Clinicians should immediately notify their local or state health department of any suspected cases of measles.....

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From our Sponsors: Covery's | Care Transitions Report & Free Webinar

A new Coverys’ report—A DOSE OF INSIGHT: Care Transitions Through the Lens of Malpractice Claims — evaluates events where the care transition directly led to an alleged medical error. It includes data-driven insights, case studies, and recommendations to reduce risk. For more insight on this topic, register for their free webinar based on the report (taking place on September 30, 2-3 p.m.).

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