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February 11, 2019

 
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Governor Mills Issues Executive Order to Implement Immediate Responses to Opioid Epidemic

Governor Janet Mills on Wednesday (2/6) issued a five page Executive Order detailing actions to be taken immediately to attack Maine's opioid problem. The order lists nearly twenty-five distinct actions including the immediate purchase and distribution of 35,000 doses of Narcan and naloxone.

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Maine Attorney General Releases Overdose Death Report for First Three-Quarters of 2018

Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey on Friday released the latest report on drug overdose deaths in the state. While the report included data from the first three-quarters of 2018, it also made projections for the entire year. The state is likely to see its first decrease in overdose deaths in several years when the year end data becomes available.

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Historical Society Exhibit on Medical Stories of Maine

Partners for World Health presents "Doing Good: Medical Stories of Maine," a new exhibit at the Maine Historical Society February 9 through April 27, 2019.

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New State Biennial Budget Proposes Funds for Medicaid Expansion, Opioid Response

Governor Mills has proposed a two-year state budget that would fund Medicaid expansion and provide money to deal with the opioid crisis, all without raising taxes. She will deliver her budget address to a joint session of the Legislature Monday evening, February 11.

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New 2019 Post-surgical Opioid Prescribing Recommendations

New post-surgical opioid prescribing recommendations have been published by the Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network, based on published studies and patient reported data.

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MMA Wants Your Feedback: Physician Wellness Survey

The Maine Medical Association is conducting a study of physician wellness. Please help by taking a 5 minute survey. Details after the link.

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129th MAINE LEGISLATURE

MMA Legislative Call Tuesday, February 12th

The Maine Legislature has returned to Augusta. That means public hearings and work sessions resume soon, and it's time for our weekly Legislative Committee calls to start up again. The next call will be Tuesday, February 12th, at 8 p.m.

 

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Report from the State House

Click through for news on the past week's developments in the Legislature and from the Governor's office.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings

Below you will find an on-going list of Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings.  Any questions should be referred to the contact person listed for each specialty.

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Webinar Presented by Baystate Financial - Sources of Retirement Income - Tuesday, February 12th

Free webinar next Tuesday, February 12th at 6pm presented by Baystate Financial.

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Identifying Substance Use Early Saves Lives! - SBIRT with Motivational Interviewing Training - 1-day Sessions Offered on March 2 and April 6

Maine continues to see deaths from opiate use increase. Rates of opiate use are highest in the 18-25 year old group and data from those entering treatment suggest that the majority begin using before the age of 17. Maine AAP is committed to helping practitioners identify youth on this path earlier and intervening earlier! SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment) is one evidence based approach to doing this.

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NAMI Maine’s Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention Conference - Friday, April 12, 2019

NAMI Maine is excited to announce that Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas is our keynote speaker.

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HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Psychiatric Mental Health NP - Leeds

DFD Russell Medical Centers (DFDRMC) operates three community health centers in central Maine.  We are seeking a full time PMHNP, for our Leeds location. Read More


PCHC in need of Pediatrician at Multiple Locations!

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Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician – Bangor, Maine

Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center seeks a primary care physician, board-certified/board-eligible in internal medicine, to join our well-established, quality-driven, outpatient practice. Read More


Full-time Board Certified/Board Eligible MD/DO

Northern Light Inland Hospital is seeking a full time board certified/board eligible MD/DO to join a well-established outpatient practice for outpatient internal medicine and geriatrics. 
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Outpatient Family Medicine - Brunswick, Maine

Mid Coast Medical Group is seeking a full-time BC/BE Family Medicine Physician to join a well-established practice located at Brunswick Station.
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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care

Nasson Health Care is seeking a qualified clinical leader to work collaboratively with a team of health and administrative professionals to provide comprehensive primary care to patients while utilizing the Patient-Centered Medical Home model of care delivery.  Read More


Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians

Take advantage of this opportunity with the Veterans' Administration to thank our veterans in a concrete way for their service and their sacrifices. Read More


Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health

Partners for World Health has a great need for advice from certain medical professionals on how to sort and package the vast amount of supplies received, for shipping and use in destination countries. Read More


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