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November 19, 2021

Ohio House Passes Restrictions on Mandatory Vaccinations


After two failed attempts in the past few months, on Thursday of this week, the Ohio House passed a bill imposing restrictions on mandatory vaccinations, implementing required exemptions, and prohibiting proof of vaccination for access to buildings and services.

In one day, the House amended HB 218 in committee and brought it up for an immediate vote on the House floor, where it passed 58-32.

For more details, click here for a copy of the legislation and click here for the official analysis.

The CMA is part of the Vaccination Coalition with statewide and local business and healthcare stakeholders. While two different versions of this bill were previously defeated, HB 218 now goes to the Ohio Senate. 

Note: Various reports attribute the resurgence and quick passage of this bill to a group of House members who used leverage of withholding votes in support of the required Congressional redistricting legislation.

Thanksgiving Recipes from the Culinary Medicine Community

The CMA's Culinary Medicine Community collected some taste Thanksgiving recipes for you to try with your family this holiday season.

You can still submit your favorite recipes by sharing them to the CMA Loop.

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Dr. Laura Espy-Bell honored with the YCMA Columbus Women of Achievement Award

Congratulations to CMA member, PLA Alumn, and Made for Medicine founder, Dr. Laura Espy-Bell, for receiving the YWCA Columbus Women of Achievement award!

Click the button below to learn more about this great honor.

Fun Fact: Dr. Espy-Bell's mother, Kathy Espy, received this exact same award in 1998.

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Women in Medicine Recap: Financial Health

A little over a week ago, the Women in Medicine Community gathered fro an event all about financial health for women in medicine.

Three experts from WesBanco went over student loans, mortgages, budgets, how to choose a CFP, retirement funds, and so much more.

You can watch the entire program by clicking the button below.

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Women in Medicine Event: Women in Wine

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ALL Central Ohio physicians and their guests are invited to join the CMA's Women in Medicine Community wine tasting event on December 13 from 6:30-7:30 PM.

We will be tasting wine from some of the best women-owned wineries in the world. Includes a specialty cheese selection. Cost is $50/per person and this is a hybrid in-person/online event.

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