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CMA to organize physician volunteers for wildfire response

October 29, 2019
Area(s) of Interest: Advocacy 


Across California, Governor Gavin Newsom has declared a state of emergency in response to the Kincade and Tick Fires that have destroyed structures, threatened homes and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of residents.

In collaboration with the Governor’s office, the California Medical Association (CMA) is calling on physicians across the state to provide care to those affected by the wildfires. If you are willing and able to volunteer your services, please fill out this Google Form, in its entirety.

In the coming days and weeks, we’ll contact all submitters with volunteer opportunities. Residents of these areas need your help, and we request your thoughtful consideration of the impact you could have by volunteering. Thank you in advance for your consideration and service.

Have you been affected by the power outages?

CMA also recognizes that there are physicians that have been affected by the historic power outages across the state. More than 2 million Californians have been impacted by these power outages, and we want to ensure hospitals, clinics and physicians can continue to provide care during these times. CMA has been in touch with the Newsom Administration about issues stemming from the blackouts, and can be a conduit between physicians and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), which may have resources available for practices and patients impacted by the blackouts. 

If you, or a physician you know has been impacted by the recent power outages, please contact CMA's vice president of Strategic Communications Anthony York at ayork@cmadocs.org or (916) 551-2860. CMA will connect you with the appropriate channels at CalOES so you can continue to practice and provide care in your community.

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