Northern California
Northern California

Welcome to the Northern California Chapter

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Happy National Case Management Week!

Your Northern California Chapter (est. 2003)

We proudly represent Nursing and Social Work Case Management professionals who reside or work in Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, Calaveras, Amador, San Joaquin, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, San Francisco, Marin, Solano, Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer, Sutter, Yolo, Napa, Sonoma, Lake, Colusa, Yuba, Nevada, Sierra, Plumas, Butte, Glenn, and Tehama counties.

Yearly Chapter Dues: None

Special Congratulations to the Northern California Chapter for ELEVEN consecutive years of earning Chapter of Excellence (COE). The Chapter of Excellence designation defines outstanding chapter performance by outlining the standards of practice for optimal chapter operation. Chapters achieve these awards by demonstrating performance in the key areas of chapter operations and attaining specific growth and development benchmarks.

Check out more photos and events from our social media links below and Facebook link on the right:



Hot off the press...here is our 3rd Quarter Chapter Newsletter with updates and more!

Annual Meeting

Dear Attendees,

On behalf of the American Case Management Association and the Board of the Northern California Chapter, we want to thank you for attending the 15th Annual Conference in Napa from May 28-19, 2019. For those who were unable to join, here were the topics discussed:

SAVE THE DATE: July 2-3, 2020 We will be returning to the Meritage Resort in Napa, more details will be coming soon!

Call for Presentations for ACMA's 2020-2021 Conferences 


Send this Call for Presentations to all presenters you'd like to use for future conferences and/or to anyone who has mentioned they'd like to speak at a chapter conference.

Here is your Call for Presentation Link to share >>>>>   https://www.eiseverywhere.com/eSites/480952/Homepage

The submitter will need to have their abstract and objectives included in their submission content.  Their full PowerPoint presentation will not need be included in the submission.

Thank you!

Fall Updates From The Board

Dear ACMA Members,

Your ACMA Chapter Board hopes you are having a great Fall. We have two announcements to share with you:


Do you want to participate in planning educational, public policy and/or social networking events for our chapter? We want you! It is time to nominate a colleague or yourself for one of our open positions. The positions are not very time intensive, usually a few hours per month. Most of our work is done on the phone. This is great leadership experience and we also like to have fun. Questions? Interested? Email us at acma.northernca@gmail.com with your name and phone number and we will get in touch with you. Deadline for nominations is October 15. The following positions will be on our ballot:

Treasurer (MSW or RN)

Secretary (MSW or RN)

RN Member at Large (3 positions)


ACMA is looking for new and innovative ways to improve the practice of case management. If you have a program or project that has had a positive outcome or provided a valuable resource to your patients, facility, or agency, we encourage you to submit an application.

The Poster Session provides an informal but professional forum to present and discuss your organization's advances in health care delivery system case management. It also allows you the opportunity to highlight your successes and learn how others are overcoming challenges.

Our Northern CA Chapter has scholarship money to help defer the cost for members who have an accepted poster, and do not have full financial support from their employer to attend the national meeting.

Questions about the application process? Please read the information at the ACMA website which is acmaweb.org. Click the Education tab, and then the Poster session tab. The deadline to submit an application is October 25.

We are keeping track of all applications submitted so PLEASE email us at acma.northernca@gmail.com if you submit an application.


Your Northern CA Board of Directors

Educational Event - Social Determinants of Health by Karen Nelson

Understanding the Social Determinants of Health and the Impact on Length of Stay

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 
5:00-5:30 pm – Introduction
5:30-7:30 pm – Educational Presentation
7:30-8:00 pm – Q&A, Closing Remarks

St. Mary’s Medical Center - Morrisey Conference hall
2250 Hayes Street Level C
San Francisco, CA 94117

Featured Speaker: Karen Nelson, MSW, MBA
Director of Social Work, Case Management, Spiritual Care, Aging Adult Services - Stanford Health Care

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify the social determinants of health and their influence on health outcomes
2. Understand the importance of identifying and prioritizing patients whose care is impacted by the social determinants of health
3. Understand the need for an interdisciplinary approach to patients at risk of a long LOS

ACMA Members or Students—No Admission Fee
Non-ACMA Members: $15 fee at the door (payable by card, NO CASH)

Registration is available online at: http://www.rsvpbook.com/acmanorcal11052019

Contact for questions: Marlene Castro 

Continuing Education
Nursing: This CE activity is approved by the American Case Management Association (ACMA), an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP 15413) for 2.0 contact hours. Social Work: This program is Approval by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886621095-3607) for 2.0 continuing education contact hours.ACM™:  This CE activity is approved by the American Case Management Association (ACMA) for 2.0 ACM™ continuing education contact hours. NO PARTIAL CREDITS WILL BE GIVEN

Social Networking Committee Update

Compassion Fatigue Art Workshop 9/26/19
A lovely evening of self-care and expression, we discussed how Compassion Fatigue affects us all in the work we do every day.  Come join our committee to plan more events like this!   Check out more pictures on our Social Media links and feel free to contact the Social Networking Committee at acma.northernca@gmail.com

Northern California Chapter Annual Conference Links
July 2-3, 2020


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