The Opportunity to Join in Making a Difference
Over the course of the past year, the Medical Society has extended the distribution of the weekly NHMS Pulse publication to both members and non-members, as well as the weekend NH COVID-19 Update. We felt this important as it carried current communications related to the COVID-19 response, tailored for the New Hampshire medical community, in a time of rapidly evolving state and federal policies and guidelines.
Over the next few weeks, these publications will revert back to being sent to NHMS members only. As we make that transition, it is my hope that our colleagues who are not yet members of the Medical Society may have had the opportunity to see that the work being done by our Society is of value and importance in making a difference for the physician community and bettering the health of Granite Staters.
Once you’ve registered your account in NHMS’s new association management system, you’ll see a button to either join or renew your membership in your account profile. All NH licensed physicians have an account that can be registered using the email address NHMS has on file for you, via the Sign In link at www.nhms.org. Don’t hesitate to call the office at 603-224-1909 if you have any trouble.
Today, I would like to highlight some of that work which has been done through the NHMS over the past year and ask that if you are not already a member, you consider supporting our ongoing efforts.
PPP loan program education – Dr. Stuart Glassman led a series of live and recorded webinars designed for medical practice owners to understand the requirements to qualify for the federal loan program and the process through which physicians could apply.
Health Equity – Dr. John Klunk convened the Health Equity Advisory Council with the collective goal of actively engaging in efforts to improve the existing disparities associated with socioeconomic determinants of health.
Education on BOM Disciplinary Processes – NHMS has sought grant funding to work with the NH Board of Medicine on helping educate physicians about the board’s complaint and disciplinary processes.
Crisis Standards of Care – Dr. Charles Burnie, Lucy Hodder (NHMS Council lay member) and Jim Potter will host a series of webinars to clinical audiences on how to effectively utilize these crisis standards of care before the next surge of COVID variants and other public health disasters.
NH COVID-19 Vaccine Alliance – Jim Potter, NHMS Executive Vice President, is leading an ongoing broad collaborative of NH stakeholders to support promotion of the state’s COVID-19 vaccine communication and allocation campaigns.
In addition to the special efforts above, the Medical Society continues to actively engage in the state legislature to advocate on behalf of our physician community and the betterment of public health.
Please consider joining our membership if you have not already and, as always, we look forward to the chance to engage with you throughout the year.
Kenton Allen, MD, MBA
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