Retired Physicians Society

The Society provides retired and non-practicing physicians a network to stay connected with the medical community, remain current with modern health issues and give back to the community. Offering regular continuing education and CME sessions on current issues important to the healthcare community, as well as social opportunities, the Retired Physicians Society is a great way to stay current and connected with colleagues. To join (no cost) and receive information on upcoming programs, contact Adama.Dyoniziak@championsfh.org or call 858.300.2780.

Covered California Health Insurance Options

Helping physicians and their staff understand the new healthcare landscape in San Diego County with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the state health insurance exchange, Covered California, is another service Champions for Health offers. Through a series of seminars, webinars, email information and practice consultations, physician practices can best understand how to assist patients to benefit from these new options, as well as how to purchase the best coverage for their staff. For a listing of programs, see SDCMS.org, or our Events.

Physician Wellness

Champions for Health supports ongoing physician wellness through our partnership with the California Public Protection & Physician Health (CPPPH). The organizations’ mission is to develop a comprehensive physician health program for the state of California. CPPPH was formed shortly after the Medical Board of California closed its Diversion Program for Physicians, and provides support to the hospital and practice-based Physician Wellness Committees.

CPPPH works towards helping individual physicians lead their best lives to avoid practice impairment and threats to patient safety through:

  • Promoting a healthy physician workforce
  • Assisting institutions, organizations and individuals responsible for the quality of medical care
  • Establishing a statewide physician health program (PHP) in California
  • Identifying, evaluating and addressing a full spectrum of physician health issues, including physical and mental health, behavioral issues and addiction issues

CPPPH hosts collaborative workshops across California to ensure success. For more information, go to cppph.org.  To participate in workshops and other programs in San Diego, contact Adama Dyoniziak, Champions for Health Executive Director, at 858.300.2780.