California Public Protection
& Physician Health

CPPPH activities are for the wellbeing committees and all who address alcohol/drug use and addiction, mental health, cognitive functioning, aging, and behavioral issues.

CPPPH is dedicated to enhancing patient safety by supporting those who identify, refer, treat, and monitor physicians with potentially impairing conditions.


CPPPH guidelines about policies and procedures are designed to assist medical staffs and all who are responsible for a provider's heath and ability to practice safely.


CPPPH programs provide information for medical staff wellbeing committees and all who address alcohol/drug use and addiction, mental health issues, cognitive function, aging and behavioral issues. Some are held as videoconferences and some are in-person workshops. Some are programs designed and conducted for only one particular organization.


CPPPH newsletters, three times per year, provide information and links to further reading for all involved in physician health activities.

Related Organizations

Federation of State Physician Health Programs

The Federation of State Physician Health Programs website provides core documents and information from the Physician Health Programs that function in all but 3 of the 50 states in the US. California is one of the states without a statewide PHP.

CMA Physicians' and Dentists' Confidential Line

The Physicians' and Dentists' Confidential Assistance Line is a 24-hour phone service providing completely confidential doctor-to-doctor assistance for physicians experiencing substance use or mental health issues.

Western Doctors in Recovery

Western Doctors in Recovery, like the International Doctors in Alcoholics Anonymous (IDAA) is dedicated to providing a vibrant forum for information, clone watch education and encouragement for doctorate level health care professionals and their families to support one another in their recovery from alcohol, drugs and other addictions.