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In this Week's Issue

  • San Antonio Metro Health CREC Honored for Innovation in Public Health
  • New COVID Boosters Expected for Fall 2022, Preorder by August 30, 2022
  • Tips for Monkeypox Testing from TMA's Committee
  • Overlapping Emergencies Strain the Nation’s Public Health Workforce and Threaten Critical Vaccination Campaigns
  • Texas Physician Growth Remains Strong, But Robust Recruitment Still Needed
  • State-of-the-Art Cryo-Electron Microscopy
  • Last Chance for Free PPE from BCMS
  • University Health Weekly News Digest




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Important Physician News and Deadlines


San Antonio Metro Health CREC Honored for Innovation in Public Health
In August 19, 2022, San Antonio Metro Health’s COVID-19 Community Response and Equity Coalition (CREC) was chosen as a 2022 Innovative Practice Gold Awardee by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) for their submission entitled Public Health as a Team Sport: COVID-19 Community Response & Equity Coalition. Read More

New COVID Boosters Expected for Fall 2022, Preorder by August 30, 2022
With new COVID-19 boosters on the horizon targeting the BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron strains of the virus, Texas health officials have opened up preorders for these latest vaccines, which are expected to roll out this fall. Read more

Tips for Monkeypox Testing from TMA's Committee
As Monkeypox continues to spread in Texas, it’s possible you will encounter cases in your practice. If you do suspect a case of Monkeypox, or need to prepare, the Texas Medical Association’s Committee on Infectious Diseases has tips for you when thinking about testing for Monkeypox. See the tips here.

Overlapping Emergencies Strain the Nation’s Public Health Workforce and Threaten Critical Vaccination Campaigns
This fall, the health of the nation will depend in large part on vaccines. Health officials are banking on vaccinations to contain Monkeypox and polio before those become standing threats in the United States. They’re counting on updated boosters to restore waning immunity against Covid-19. Continue Reading

Texas Physician Growth Remains Strong, But Robust Recruitment Still Needed
Texas has made great strides in recruiting new physicians to the state and keeping them, but it still has a long way to go to catch up with physician-patient ratios seen in other states, according to Texas Medical Association research. Read more

State-of-the-Art Cryo-Electron Microscopy
UT Health San Antonio invests in state-of-the-art cryo-electron microscopy, adding a powerful new tool to solve disease riddles at the molecular level. Find more information here.




Upcoming Community Events

DWC Virtual Health Care Provider Quarterly Meeting
Aug 31│9:30 am - 11:00 am│
This meetings provides an update on routine information and data topics and highlights current issues specific to each industry and is designed to enable open communication between DWC and system participants. 

COVID 2.0: An Updated Health Literacy ECHO for Providers
Sep 2│12:00 pm│
This video conference is to connect health professionals to a multi-disciplinary team of experts to share knowledge and build capacity for delivering best practice care. Sessions included presentations of real life situations and group discussions to share resources and inform care. 

FREE CME Wellness & Coaching Webinar
Sep 19│7:00 pm│Register
Efficient Charting Tips for Busy Healthcare Professionals
Learn effective time-saving strategies to get your charting done at work!
presented by Nora Vasquez, MD.

San Antonio’s Inaugural Health Equity Symposium
Sep 23│9:00 am - 2:00 PM│
During this event, presenters will discuss the status of health equity in San Antonio. Topics Include: Racism as a Public Health Crisis and Emergency, a snapshot of health inequities in San Antonio, and short and long term strategies for impacting the effect of inequities in the community

Managing Superbugs: Antibiotic Resistant Gonorrhea in Texas
Sep 29 │12:00 pm - 2:00 pm│Register
This webinar is for Medical providers who provide sexual health services, including MDs, NPs, DOs, PAs, RNs, and other clinical support staff in primary care, OB-GYN, public health, women’s health, emergency care, and urgent care personnel.

Child Maltreatment Recognition Training Course
10 Modules│150 minutes│Register
This course is designed to strengthen and reinforce knowledge and skills in areas of child maltreatment recognition and reporting.




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