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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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"Let's Get Healthy California:" Health Leaders Invite Innovation to Improve California's Health

Two statewide agencies, CHHS and CDPH, are encouraging community-based health care providers and organizations to submit innovative approaches that improve health outcomes and address the factors that shape our health. Application submissions are due by October 19th, and an informational webinar will be held on September 29th from 2-3pm.

SFDPH Health Update: Zika Virus

A health update from SFDPH on the Zika virus (updated from July 28, 2016).

Physicians Must Post Nondiscrimination Statements by October 19

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights recently finalized new nondiscrimination rules intended to advance health equity and reduce health care disparities. Under the rule, individuals are protected from discrimination in health care on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability and sex, including discrimination based on pregnancy, gender identity and sex stereotyping. It also includes important protections for individuals with disabilities and enhances language assistance for people with limited English proficiency.

September is Pain Awareness Month

CMA has developed and compiled resources to help further inform physicians and educate the public on the impacts of pain, as well as responsible and effective management.

Six Questions to Ask Yourself When Considering Paying Off Student Loans or Saving More for Retirement

When dealing with a significant student loan balance, you might be tempted to pay off your debt as quickly as possible. You may have considered putting your other financial goals on hold, so you can focus on eliminating your debt. But when it comes to saving for retirement, time is your greatest asset so it’s essential to find the right balance with paying down your debt. Here are some questions to consider when deciding how to allocate money between debt and your other priorities.

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