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July 29, 2019

In This Issue
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
McKusick Lecture Welcomes Tufts Maine Track Class of 2023
Change in Referral Policy to the Public Health Nursing Program
2019 Mary Cushman, MD Award - Nomination Deadline Extended
U.S. House Committee Reports Surprise Billing and Other Legislation
Maine Family Planning (MFP) Reacts to Title X Funding Loss
MICIS Individual Academic Detailing Sessions on Opioid Topics
This Week's Public Health Updates from the AMA
Scrutiny of CVS-Aetna Deal Shows AMA's Powerful impact
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE
MMA Legislative Calls Finished for the Session
UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
Quality Counts: Rapid Induction Starting in the ED (RISE) Training, ECHO Program
MICIS Opioid Education Presentations Available
Complex Mental and Behavioral Health Needs of Maine Youth - August 16
Maine Concussion Management Initiative (MCMI) Training Program - October 9
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine
BC/BE Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician
Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital seeks a BC/BE General Surgeon
Family Medicine Opportunity in Beautiful Western Maine
Physician
Physician Director of Primary Care
Nurse Practitioner
Family Medicine Specialist or an Internist
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health

 
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Quality Counts: Rapid Induction Starting in the ED (RISE) Training, ECHO Program

Quality Counts: Rapid Induction Starting in the ED (RISE) Training and ECHO Program

Quality Counts (QC), in collaboration with BlueWater Emergency Partners and several other partners (MMA and ACEP) is working under a contract with the state of Maine to host an education program for interested hospital Emergency Departments (EDs) focusing on how to initiate buprenorphine in the ED. 

During the Rapid Induction Starting in the ED (RISE) project, QC is offering education and assistance on best practices for initiating buprenorphine in hospital EDs for individuals with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) who are willing to engage in treatment during an ED visit.  If your ED is interested in receiving training or technical assistance on initiating buprenorphine in the ED from peer coaches in the field please contact Kayla Cole at kcole@mainequalitycounts.org or tel. 207-620-8526 ext. 1027.

As part of our project RISE educational programming, we are offering a four-month ECHO program that will convene a "hub" of faculty experts and clinicians.  Our team will engage clinicians and teams from hospital EDs that have and/or are planning to implement MAT in the ED to serve as "spokes", giving them the opportunity to learn together and discuss specific questions and challenging issues through case discussions.  Content for the ED MAT didactic sessions in the ECHO program will reflect key educational topics related to initiating MAT in the ED, with specific content to be developed with input from ED and addiction medicine expert consultants, as well as from targeted ED clinicians and staff around the state. The final date is on August 28, 2019 from 12:00-1:00 PM.

If you have questions or would like more information please contact Kayla Cole at kcole@mainequalitycounts.org or tel. 207-620-8526 ext. 1027. 

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