Southern California
Southern California

Welcome to the Southern California Chapter

Chapter Information

Southern California Chapter (est. 2002)

Represents Case Management professionals who reside and/or work in the California counties of Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura.

ACMA provides:
Benchmarking & Research

Chapter Achievements
2020 March Madness Tournament Winner
2017 Chapter of Merit

Annual Chapter Dues: $0

Get Involved!
The Chapter is always looking for members who are interested to serve in the following committees:
Social Media

Watch out for opportunities as well to serve on the Chapter Board!

Please email the Chapter President for more details on being part of this exciting and helpful professional organization. To learn more, just contact us.

Click HERE to visit our:Facebook page.

Annual Meeting

ACMA SoCA would like to thank everyone who made our
16th Annual (2020) Case Management Conference a success!

2020 SoCal ACMA Chapter Annual Conference

Speakers and Topics:

The Business of Well-Being: Happiness & Resilience in the Workplace
Buck Davis
CEO, Buck Davis and Company

Human Trafficking
Wendy Barnes, AA
Violence and Human Trafficking Response Coordinator
Dignity Health and Northridge Hospital Emergency Department
Thu Phung, LCSW
Clinical Social Worker, Dignity Health and Northridge Hospital Emergency Department
Leigh LaChapelle
Emergency Response Program Manager, Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking

Addiction as an Attachment Disorder: Implications for Case Managers
Pamela Alba
CEO, Camp Recovery Center Acadia Healthcare
Michael Roeske, PsyD.
Executive Director, Newport Academy

The Next Generation for Case Management Shifts from Episodic to Longitudinal Care Management- Are We Ready?
Kathleen Ferket

Senior Consultant, American Case Management Association

How Utilization Management Impacts Your Bottom Line: Best Practices, Analytics and Business Intelligence to Improve Performance
Jerilyn Morrissey, MD
Medical Director, Versalus Health

SoCAL ACMA 2020 March Madness Tournament Winner

SoCal ACMA was announced 2020 March Madness Tournament Winner during the ACMA Annual Meeting which was held virtually on April 28, 2020.

March Madness is a Membership Drive competition. This is a bracket style competition with five rounds of elimination. Chapters are awarded points for measurable feats such as new member recruitment, national conference attendee recruitment, increasing chapter retention percentage, etc.

Based on your involvement and commitment to your professional development our chapter was able accumulate the most points to win this initiative. We were able to win because our chapter members  were able to see the value of your ACMA membership. Thank you for engaging!

Please go to our Facebook page to hear the announcement from the award ceremony that captured this momentous event! The chapter winning the March Madness trophy is awarded the trophy to display proudly at their events over the course of the year.

Congratulations again on this significant accomplishment! We look forward to continue to provide our members with great service as always.


SoCAL ACMA Post-Conference Apps (Appetizers) and Chats

March 7, 2020
6pm to 8pm
Please check your email for more details OR stop by the conference registration booth day of conference or email southerncaacma@gmail.com

ACMA SoCA would like to thank everyone who made our August Apps and Chats a success!
Please click link below for pictures:

2019 August ACMA SoCA Apps and Chats

Apps and Chats

-ACMA SoCA's Membership Networking Event!
Come meet other practicing case managers, social workers, physicians and other CM support roles in your area while enjoying free Hors d'oeuvres.

We honor Nurses, Social Workers, physicians and other disciplines who are active in the Case Management Profession. Please join American Case Management Association Southern Califorinia Chapter on August 7th, 2019 for happy hour. There are four area venues, all having appetizers and non alcoholic drinks available with a cash bar if you would like. We hope to see you at one of the locations for appetizers and chat with other Case Management Professionals!

Non-members are welcome to attend but are expected to complete membership application at the event sites.

*Professional networking for practicing case managers, social workers and physicians only at this event. NO soliciting will be allowed. Contact 501-902-2262 for sponsor or exhibiting opportunities.

ACMA Southern CA would like to thank everyone who made our first Apps & Chats at the National Conference in Seattle a success!

Please click link below for pictures:
2019 ACMA SoCA Apps & Chats at the National Conference in Seattle

It's time to celebrate NURSES!

SoCal ACMA would like to wish our Nurse Members a "Happy Nurses Week" and say a heartfelt "THANK YOU" to these valuable case management professionals for all the tireless, hard work they do! They continue to emerge as one of the heroes during this challenging times of fighting the COVID19 pandemic.

This year is also very especial to the nursing and midwifery profession as the World Health Organization (WHO) has designated 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife”, in honour of the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale.

National Nurses Week History per the American Nurses Association begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale's birthday. These permanent dates enhance planning and position National Nurses Week as an established recognition event (nursingworld.org, 2017) .

Let's all remember to show our appreciation to our Nurse Members and help celebrate the week!


2019 ACMA SoCA Dine and Learn in San Diego
Marina Village
2019 ACMA SoCA Dine and Learn in Los Angeles

Almansor Court

Cultural Diversity and Ethics
Speaker: Viki Kind

We are in a unique profession as we focus both on the decisions and care within the healthcare setting as well as how the person will do in the short-term and long-term at home. Our practice is enhanced when we have greater insight into and respect for the person’s culture, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, etc. Attendees will learn how to do an ethnographic interview, how diversity within and across cultures affects decision making, and how our own perspective may be influencing our practice.

Please stay tune for info on the upcoming DINE and LEARN!!!

-ACMA SoCA's Educational Event.
2018 Dine and Learn in San Diego
2018 Dine and Learn in Los Angeles

ACMA Member ONLY Discounts

Another great benefit of being a member of ACMA is Member discounts.

To access your account and start saving, log in to the members only section of the ACMA website, scroll to the Member Discount section and click the "begin shopping" button.

Join Us On Social Media

Follow our chapter on Facebook.

Join our private Facebook Group to connect to case management professionals in your area, discuss important topics related to case management and transitions of care, find resources, stay on top of chapter and national events, and more.

ACMA Announcements
ACMA is committed to keeping you informed about our actions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay up to date via the ACMA COVID-19 Resource Center where you will find helpful information, members-only resources and guidance for case management and transitions of care specific to this evolving situation. We encourage you to visit the resource center and to lean on ACMA as your trusted source during this time of uncertainty. Thank you for your work in your communities and for all you are doing to address this pandemic. Access ACMA COVID-19 Resource Center >>>
The Virtual National Conference is in full swing! Log in to participate in the live sessions and live exhibitor networking with XSOLIS and Ensocare. All ACMA members have access to the virtual exhibit hall. Take advantage of this great member benefit and access these exhibitor resources. Virtual Sessions Register Here >>> | Free Exhibit Hall Access Only >>> | Live Session Dates and Times >>>
ACMA has launched a new special issue of "Collaborative Case Management," a peer-reviewed journal exclusively for members. Inside, industry partners from across the country share their insights into battling the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts provide you with tools, resources, ideas and experiences covering all aspects of the continuum of care. Not a member of ACMA? We've still got you covered. This special issue is free to download to provide you a sampling of all that ACMA membership has to offer. Read it Today! >>>
On June 2, ACMA announced a collaborative agreement with the Commission for Case Manager Certification to recognize their respective continuing education offerings. This collaboration will improve access to professional development and continuing education offerings for tens of thousands of case managers across the country. Read the Press Release >>>
On June 4, 2020 the ACMA Board of Directors authored a statement related to the recent acts of discrimination and violence in America. Read the statement >>>
ACMA is here for you during this challenging and unprecedented time. Having a well-trained and knowledgeable staff is critical but is harder than ever in today's environment. Compass online learning system not only teaches and tests solid foundational knowledge in case management and physician advisory practices, but it also offers a safe pathway to standardized training, as all courses can be completed without ever leaving your facility. Now until August 1, new customers enjoy 50% off annual fees with a 3-year commitment. Learn more and subscribe now. >>>
The Accredited Case Manager (ACM) Certification is for health care delivery system case management professionals and tests core case management knowledge that is shared by nurse and social work case managers. Case Management Administrator Certification (CMAC) validates the competency of case management administrators, managers and aspiring leaders and promotes professional practice standards. If you are not yet certified, we encourage you to apply and enhance your professional practice by putting a credential after your name. The application deadline is August 15 in order to test in October-December. ACM >>> CMAC >>>
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