March 15, 2022

Celebrating 230 Years

1792 - 2022
HCMA Physicians Meet with Lawmakers

Members of the Association met with area State lawmakers on March 11 to talk about priority legislative priorities. The topics included:

  • Making the prior authorization process less burdensome
  • Insurers, not medical practices, to collect co-payments from patients
  • Improving the environment for the recruitment and retention of physicians

Everyone agreed it was a good conversation and other legislative forums will be held before the regular session is over on May 4.
Door to Door Vaccination Effort in the City of Hartford

Volunteers are needed for a door to door campaign int the City of Hartford to have residents vaccinated for COVID-19.



Door to Door COVID Vaccination Effort

March 26, 2022 

9am-1pm Meeting 

Hartford Department of Health and Human Services, Burgdorf Health Center, 131 Coventry, St., Hartford, CT
Teams made up of licensed clinicians (MD, DO, NP, RN, Pharm. D., etc.), health professions, undergraduate students and community outreach workers from the health department, knock on doors on streets where the COVID-19 vaccination rate is known to be low. The clinicians answer questions and have a conversation on the risks and benefits of vaccination and boosters. If the residents are unvaccinated or due a booster, and willing, they can receive a vaccination at that time. The response from the residents of the neighborhoods had been incredibly positive. The experience of those that volunteer their time to go out into the community, talk to residents on their doorstep has been incredibly fulfilling. Please consider volunteering!

You can also call Bruce Gould, MD for more information or to register.
His number is 860-679-4322



Corsi-Rosenthal Air Filter Box Build

Through the efforts and energy of Marina Creed, APRN, a clinician in UConn’s MS Center, the University of CT has been involved in promoting the use of and building do-it-yourself COVID-19 Air Filters for use in schools, hair salons, daycare centers and other common areas as well as in private homes.

Corsi-Rosenthal Air Filter Box Build
Saturday, April 2, 2022

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Rotunda, UConn School of Medicine, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT

For more information on the Corsi-Rosenthal Air Filter Box click the link below.

Participants will build 100 boxes on Saturday, April 2, that will be placed in daycare centers, libraries and other public spaces in Hartford.

If you already sent your payment - THANK YOU!
HCMA is the only county organization that provides:
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Political Advocacy
  • Medical Practice Support
  • Professional Support
  • Legal Assistance
  • Organizational Security
  • Group Discounts

Ninety percent (90%) of the medical association dues for 2022 can be deducted as a business expense.


Management of Angry People (MAP)™
Strategies for Preventing and Diffusing Aggressive Behavior

Thursday, March 24, 2022 - 12 noon to 1:00 p.m.
Michael Manere, CHC, CHSP
Principal, HealthCare Compliance Network, LLC
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand OSHA’s definition of workplace violence and how it applies to your organization
  • Recognize signs of aggression, precursor behaviors, and triggers
  • Know when and how to intervene
  • Learn de-escalation techniques and strategies for preventing and diffusing an angry or aggressive situation
  • Understand how the healthcare industry is significantly more vulnerable to workplace violence
  • Identify areas where lack of training and preparation are putting your medical practice and staff at more risk
Physician Board Member Wanted

New Horizons Village, a division of New Horizons, Inc., is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the Hartford area that provide a continuum of care that includes housing and support services for people with physical disabilities as well as rehabilitation and inpatient nursing home care. New Horizons is looking for a physician to serve on its board of directors. The board has five virtual meetings per year. The organization's website is:

Contact the HCMA staff at if you are interested in possibly serving on the board of New Horizons, Inc.