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CMA Joins Governor Newsom in Prop 1 Campaign for Mental Health

The California Medical Association (CMA) is proud to announce its support for Proposition 1, which will appear on the March 2024 ballot and aims to expand mental health and addiction services for Californians, in part by securing funding for the training and education of more mental health professionals. CMA—represented by Executive Committee member Jack Chou, M.D.—today joined Governor Gavin Newsom, Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman and Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin, along with a coalition of health organizations and community groups in Los Angeles for a press conference in support of Prop. 1. "As a ...

Register now for CMA's 50th Legislative Advocacy Day!

Event: CMA Legislative Advocacy Day  Date: April 10 Location: Sacramento, CA  The Santa Clara County Medical Association (SCCMA) has reserved a bus that will depart the SCCMA office in San Jose on Wednesday morning to go to Sacramento and return in the late afternoon after the last scheduled legislative meeting. If you would like to reserve a spot on the bus, please email SCCMA Governance and Advocacy Associate, Emily Coren at   Reserve your spot for the California Medical Association’s (CMA) 50th Legislative Advocacy Day, happening on April 10, 2024, in Sacramento! Click here to register now to receive ...

Featured Member: Thad Padua, MD

Thad Padua, MD is a board-certified pediatrician who has been a member of the Santa Clara County Medical Association for 32 years. Membership helps him to connect with other physicians in our community, stay knowledgeable about the world of medicine, help advocate for independent physicians, and learn about health resources available for physicians. He and his wife, Rosemarie R. Padua, MD, also a pediatrician, share a private practice together. In addition, Dr. Padua teaches the Stanford Family Medicine Residents at O’Connor Hospital and cares for children at the Pediatric Center ...

CDPH Warns Californians About the Dangers of Xylazine

In response to the increase of xylazine in the illegal drug supply in the U.S., the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued a letter to healthcare facilities and providers outlining the risks and warning signs of exposure, as well as patient care recommendations. Click HERE for the full article link. On April 12, 2023, the Biden-Harris Administration designated fentanyl adulterated or associated with xylazine as an emerging threat to the U.S. Xylazine is an FDA approved veterinary sedative but is not approved for use in humans. Xylazine can be found ...

Highlights from Annual Meeting and Ratification of 2024 Officers

On November 14, the Santa Clara County Medical Association (SCCMA) hosted the Annual Meeting and Ratification of 2024 officers over Zoom. Guest Speaker, Immediate Past President of the California Medical Association (CMA), Donaldo Hernandez, MD, presented CMA efforts to change healthcare policy this past year and the future of healthcare. SCCMA President, Anlin Xu, MD summarized programs and events organized by the Association as well as Advocacy efforts from our membership.  Marc Chow, the new CEO/Executive Director of SCCMA, made his first address to the Association Recording will be available soon!