As we wrap up the year, we find ourselves, once again, immensely grateful for you, our members, that have led the way and persevered through so much difficulty and uncertainty. Those challenges fueled LACMA's commitment and dedication to our members as we worked to provide innovative support and solutions to our physicians and community. Please join us as we reflect on and celebrate the many things we accomplished - TOGETHER in 2021. Initiatives, Resources & Solutions The Medical Practice Makeover Initiative offers small, independent, member medical practices that meet certain criteria, grants, robust resources, PPE supplies & staff support, including practice transformation consultancy, offered free of charge. MD/DO Lifeline, partly funded by PhRMA, offers wellness resources, including retreats, assessments, tools and partnerships at no cost to LACMA physicians. Preparing for MICRA Battle An initiative that will be on the November 2022 ballot threatens to dismantle MICRA. LACMA is joining the fight by matching medical staff contributions of up to $300,000. New Councils Mission: To promote the physical, social and mental health of the people of Los Angeles County through advocacy, policy development and partnership with public health and community-based organizations. Comprised of the presidents, president-elects and the immediate past presidents of Ventura, Kern, LA, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, Imperial and San Diego counties, this group convenes to share ideas and best practices. Mission: To promote the physical, social and mental health of the people of Los Angeles County through advocacy, policy development and partnership with public health and community-based organizations. Education & Information A series whose focus is to engage the physician community on the topics of racism, implicit bias and social inequities that impact access to care, the provision of quality care and injury and disease prevention. Physicians Against Intolerance and Xenophobia (March 29) Zoom call with Congresswoman Judy Chu A resource developed to provide the latest COVID-19 information and resources for the physicians of LA County. TOWN HALL SERIES: Expanding Universal Coverage LACMAInteractive.com Bringing to life the efforts of LACMA leadership, staff, and physicians across the County as they work together to make our community a better place for all. Each episode of Clear as Mud brings clarity to the complicated profession of medicine by delivering relevant, purposeful information featuring great guests, inspired conversations, and clear takeaways. Community Impact COVID-19 Impact PPE (Rapid Response 3.0) PPE and supplies for private practices and at-risk communities March 4 Clinica Romero event with City Council Member Kevin de Leon March 26 Kedren Health April 5 AltaMed with Supervisor Hilda Solis April 9 Eisner Health with Assembly Member Miguel Santiago May 5 South Central Family Health Center WeVax LA video Vaccination Billboard Campaign CalVax Program & Vaccine Site Volunteers FEMA Support Worked with the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement to assist with the unaccompanied children effort Rapid Response Collaboration with LACDPH around food insecurity and vaping Events & Celebration April 16 | Virtual Event LA Healthcare Awards September 22 | Virtual Event Installation of President and Officers LACMA's 150th Anniversary Commemorative Book Stronger Together November 6 Member Appreciation Event Growing Stronger #LACMASolutions: New Preferred Partners Record Number of FQHCs joining Special thank you to all of our solo and small practice members, as well as the large groups and FQHCs who make up our physician community. We have strong optimism for what 2022 will bring for the people and physicians of Los Angeles. Better days are to come – and LACMA will do our best to contribute to that with your help. So may your days be merry and bright! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!