December 12, 2023
Area(s) of Interest: Professional Development & Education Mental Health Continuing Medical Education (CME)
Join us on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, for the next installment of the California Medical Association’s Virtual Grand Rounds – The CARE Act: Understanding a New Model for Mental Health Treatment in California – which will take a look at California’s new Community Assistance, Recovery and Empowerment (CARE) Act.
The CARE Act aims to help the system of care to serve the needs of those who have fallen through the cracks with robust and comprehensive services, including behavioral health services, stabilization medications and housing. It is different from other civil outpatient models in the U.S., in that it also holds the county behavioral health system accountable for providing this comprehensive care.
In this Virtual Grand Rounds, we will be joined by Katherine Warburton, D.O., medical director at the California Department of State Hospitals, who will help us understand how this new model supports the needs of the most vulnerable and how clinicians can petition the court.
We will also hear from California State Epidemiologist Erica Pan, M.D., MPH, who will review the current status of COVID-19, influenza and other winter respiratory viruses.
The free one-hour webinar is open to all interested parties.
Virtual Grand Rounds: Emerging Public Health Issues is a free and monthly series providing the latest patient management news and resources. The effort is a partnership between CMA and the California Health and Human Services Agency, with the California Academy of Physician Assistants and the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California.
If you are unable to attend the live event, it will be available for on-demand playback at cmadocs.org/grandrounds.