An important part of the CMAA is supporting the County Alliances with health programs that benefit their local communities. In addition, the CMAA develops and promotes health projects on a statewide level.
Never Leave Children Unattended in a Car!
Los Angeles, Santa Clara, and Sonoma Counties have awareness campaigns against
child neglect with the consequences of leaving children unattended in vehicles during hot summer months. One of the projects is “Not Even for A Minute” Campaign which highlights health risks and criminal consequences. Learn More
THE #1 KILLER OF TEENS ARE TEEN DRIVERS!
JourneySafe is an outreach program established by Dr. David & Donna Sabet, parents of Jill Sabet. Jill and her boyfriend, Jonathan Schulte (photo) were two remarkable teens who lost their lives May 26, 2005 in a senseless single vehicle automobile crash. Learn More
One of Fresno Madera Medical Society Alliance’s health projects is “Stroke Happens" Stroke kills twice as many women as breast cancer” was the shocking statistic Alliance members heard in September 2008 when a local neurologist spoke to them about the warning signs of a stroke and the need to call 911 immediately. Learn More
“ICE” YOUR PHONE
There are over 215 million cell phone users in the United States today.
Industry experts expect over 300 million users by 2010. The U.S. Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention reported in 2006 that 1,600,000 emergency room
patients could not provide contact information because they were incapacitated.
So many individuals, including teenagers, leave the home each day without any
identification or emergency contact information, yet carry a cell phone.
A global campaign, started in the UK in 2005, has spread to the United States
calling for individuals to program an In Case of Emergency contact (or ICE for
short) into their mobile phones.
ICESticker.com is a national coalition member of Ready.Gov., a Homeland
Security program aimed at encouraging Americans to take responsibility at
preparing themselves for an emergency or major disaster. ICESticker.com has
developed an iconic self-adhesive visual alert to be applied to the back of the
phone to serve as both as an alert for and invitation to paramedics and
emergency personnel that the individual has established an emergency
Since launching in the summer of 2005, ICESticker.com has distributed
hundreds of thousands of the original ICE Sticker™ visual alerts to a world-wide
base of emergency responders, community organizers, government entities, private
companies, and individuals just like you.
Get involved and become part of the
ICE Your Phone™ campaign today. Click the links below for more information
ACEP-Emergency Physicians say ICE can help save your life Fresno, CA- Fire
Department Press Release – January 2010 - Need PDF Link.
Click here to order ICE stickers
HOW TO “ICE” YOUR PHONE
Type in “ICE”, then the contact name (for example, ICE Mom). If possible,
list more than one ICE contact in case the first cannot be reached. Make sure
your ICE contact is familiar with your medical history.
DO NOT password-protect your contact list.
- ICE is not a substitute to keeping written emergency information in a
wallet or purse. Emergency response teams first look to identify you before
trying to contact next of kin.
- Cell phones are personal items that must remain with the victim.
Written information can be photocopied. Keep ICE information limited – as
this is accessible to anyone finding your cell phone.
- The person whose name and number you are giving has agreed to be your
- Your ICE contact(s) should have a list of people they should
contact on your behalf, including your place of work.
- Your ICE contact should know about any medical conditions that
could affect your emergency treatment – for example allergies or current
- If you are under 18, your ICE contact is either your mother or father or
an immediate member of your family authorized to make decisions on your