Volume 23 | May 31, 2019
Weekly News from the Columbus Medical Association and Affiliates
Below you'll find the latest news and updates concerning the good work of Central-Ohio physicians, our affiliate organizations and other healthcare-related issues in our community. These and other stories can be found on our blog site ( blog.columbusmedicalassociation.org ).
A message from our affiliate organization: Central Ohio Trauma System

The ODH is reaching out to share a letter to providers from the CDC clarifying MMR vaccination and assessment of immunity in adult patients. Additionally, ODH is providing adult measles vaccination guidance . For additional information and resources on measles please visit the CDC measles website ( https://www.cdc.gov/measles/ ). 
Abortion Still Legal in Ohio
"When it comes to abortion access, there has been a flurry of activity in the Ohio statehouse and in the courts over the last few weeks. Keeping track of which laws have been passed, signed, blocked, and enacted is confusing even for well-informed and well-meaning physicians."

CMA member Dr. Catherine Romanos gives an update on the state of affairs when it comes to abortion in Ohio. Read more
DISCLAIMER: The Columbus Medical Association is on record supporting evidence-based medicine and the sanctity of the physician patient relationship. Abortion remains a divisive issue with our membership representing all sides of the debate, and the CMA has no official position on abortion. The views represented by Dr. Romanos are her own.

All our members are encouraged to share their thoughts. If you have a blog post you'd like to share please email awilson@cmafohio.org
PCC Executive Director Isi Green Testifies for Clinic Funding at Ohio State Senate
On Tuesday May 28, 2019, Isi Ikharebha Green, Executive Director of CMA affiliate Physicians CareConnection (an affiliate of the CMA), submitted her testimony for Ohio’s State Senate to allocate 3 million dollars in their budget for free clinics to continue to provide care to residents across the state.

"...there are many people who still do not have access to care. Free and charitable clinics are filling those gaps for across the state and we are more cost efficient at providing medical and social services."

Read her full testimony and find out how you can help here.
On the Road Again: COTS expands to Southeast/Southeast Central Ohio
"Since, 2002, COTS has been the Regional Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for the Central Ohio Homeland Security Region.

Starting January 1, 2019, COTS expanded its efforts to the Southeast/Southeast Central Ohio Homeland Security Regions, now coordinating 41% of the state."

Read more from Kelsey Blackburn, Southeast/Southeast Central Ohio Regional Healthcare for COTS
PLA Information Session - June 12
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DATE AND TIME
06/12/19 5:30pm - 06/12/19 7:00pm

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