October 30, 2020
National Bullying Prevention Month | A YAC Student Blog
"According to a study done in 2019, one out of every five young people has been bullied in their lifetime. That’s over 20%."

Check out this amazing blog on bullying from Madeline Liston, an active CMAF YAC member and Dublin Scioto High School Junior.

Madeline gives easy and actionable tips on how to stop or prevent bullying for both students and adults.
Dr. Nick Kman | COVID-19 Update: Fall & Family
The amazing Dr. Nick Kman is back with another great update.

This time he goes in depth on where we stand in our battle with COIVD-19 as a state, what we can do to improve, how to have a safe Halloween and Thanksgiving, and some things to think about before you decide to fly this year.

Take a look!
Virtual CMA Public Policy Meeting - November 5
Co-Chairs Drs. Stephanie Costa and Bill Cotton have scheduled the next meeting of the Public Policy and Political Action Committees of the CMA for Thursday, November 5 at 6:00 p.m. Agenda topics for these meetings will include:
  • outcomes of the November 3 election
  • discussion about post-election "lame duck" sessions of the Ohio General Assembly
  • planning for 2021-2022, both policy and political activity
  • if you have additional specific agenda suggestions, contact CMA consultant Malcolm Porter (malcolmjporter@aol.com)

The meeting will be held via Zoom. To RSVP and obtain the needed meeting information, click button below.
Culinary Medicine | Harvest in the Fall | Event Recap
“The conversation around sodium has me rethinking how I can approach the conversation about low sodium diets with my patients.” 
-Harvest in the Fall Attendee

It was another yummy, informative, and fun event for the CMA’s Culinary Medicine Community this past Tuesday. The Harvest in the Fall attendees were able to virtually cook along with Dr. Rosemary E. Riley to make Tomato Bisque with the option to make it vegan or not (find recipe here).

Look out for another Culinary Medicine event coming soon, but in the meantime join the Culinary Medicine online community today and gain access to all kinds of resources such as a video on basic knife skills, a downloadable cookbook from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, sharing/swapping recipes, and so much more. 
Medical Board Investigator Fraud
Physicians should be aware of some recent reports of attempts at fraud of physicians offices by people posing as investigators of the State Medical Board of Ohio (SMBO). 
During COVID-19, investigators are doing more work via phone contacts, which can lead to more opportunities for fraud.
Doctors have asked the Medical Board to institute a new rapid response process to verify legitimate investigative inquiries, but in the meantime, offices should be aware of the potential for fraud and that it might take a period of time to call the Medical Board to verify the authenticity of the request.
Any physicians with suggestions on this subject should feel free to contact the CMA's CEO, Bob Falcone, MD at rfalcone@cmafohio.org
COVID 19 Vaccine Program
The Ohio Department of Health and the Governor's Pandemic Response and Recovery Leadership Team invites you to view a webinar on how to participate in the Ohio COVID-19 Vaccine Program.
This webinar is now available on-demand and provides an overview of Ohio's proposed vaccination strategy, as well as detailed instructions if you choose to become a provider of the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available. Thank you for your partnership and support in this critical effort to protect Ohioans and end this pandemic.
Voting Information for 2020 Election | 4 Days Till Election Day!
Absentee Voting
  • Requests for absentee ballot must be sent to the Franklin County Board of Elections. For the absentee request form.
  • Absentee ballots requests that have been received by the Board of Elections will begin to be mailed out on October 6
  • Track the status of your absentee ballot at franklincountyvotes.com
  • Completed ballots can be mailed back to or dropped off at the Franklin County Board of Elections, including a 24/7 locked drop box. For more information.

Early In-Person at the Board of Elections (1700 Morse Road)
  • In-person voting can be done at the Board of Elections during selected days and hours, beginning on October 6. For dates and time.

Election Day at Local Precinct
Because of the complications related to COVID-19, it is more challenging than ever for the Board of Elections to recruit the needed workers to staff local voting locations. Franklin County needs 5,500 people to work on Election Day. For more information:  

If you know anyone who is interested learn more about this civic opportunity, go to workelectionday.com
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