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March 25, 2020

In This Issue
Telehealth Town Hall for Maine Healthcare Providers Thursday, March 26th, 2020
Governor Mills Acts to Promote Access to Health Care During COVID-19
Important Information from Maine CDC
AMA Releases Special Coding Advice Related to COVID-19
A Message from Maine Responds
Millions Of Older Americans Live In Counties With No ICU Beds As Pandemic Intensifies
Maintaining Childhood Immunizations During COVID-19 Pandemic
Governor Mills Orders Further Steps to Protect Public Health
AMA, AHA, ANA Issue Open Letter Urging Public to #StayHome to Confront COVID-19
2020 Census Operational Updates March 18, 2020
Nominations for the MMA 2020 Mary Cushman Award for Humanitarian Service
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE, SECOND REGULAR SESSION
MMA Legislative Calls are POSTPONED
State House Highlights of the Week
UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
Next Senior Section Meeting CANCELLED
10th Annual Maine Patient Safety Academy POSTPONED
Building Hope Across Populations-Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention POSTPONED
Maine Suicide Prevention Program Training for Clinicians
Webinar on April 16th 6-7pm: Managing Student Debt
Successful Opiate Recovery Strategies - June 3 at 2pm, Augusta Civic Center
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
BC/BE Family Medicine Physician - Lovejoy Health Center
Family Medicine Outpatient Physician
Medical Director, Primary Care Physician
Physician - Nasson Health Care
Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
Family Medicine Opportunity in Beautiful Western Maine
Orthopedic Surgeon Opportunity in Beautiful New England
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health - Portland, ME

 
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AMA, AHA, ANA Issue Open Letter Urging Public to #StayHome to Confront COVID-19

March 24, 2020

https://www.ama-assn.org/press-center/press-releases/ama-aha-ana-stayhome-confront-covid-19

The leading U.S. medical and health organizations today called on the American people to stay home to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and limit its long-term health effect on our country.

The open letter from the American Medical Association, American Hospital Association, and American Nurses Association is available here

The full text is below:

Open letter to the American public:

Physicians, nurses and our entire medical community are urging all people to stay at home.  We are honored to serve and put our lives on the front line to protect and save as many lives as possible. But we need your help.  

Physical distancing and staying at home are the key to slowing the spread of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to give physicians, nurses and everyone on the front lines a fighting chance at having the equipment, time and resources necessary to take on this immense challenge. Those contracting COVID-19 are your family, friends, and loved ones.

That’s why we’re urging the public to #StayHome as we reach the critical stages of our national response to COVID-19. Of course, those with urgent medical needs, including pregnant women, should seek care as needed. Everyone else should #StayHome.

Millions of you are already leading this effort – and we thank you. You’re still connecting with friends and loved ones through video chats, social media or just over the telephone - proving that meaningful social connections can happen at a safe distance. Millions more must join this effort, which is why we’re calling for all-hands-on-deck to confront this public health battle against COVID-19.

Staying at home in this urgent moment is our best defense to turn the tide against COVID-19. Physicians, nurses and health care workers are staying at work for you. Please stay at home for us.

Your partners in health,

American Hospital Association

American Medical Association

American Nursing Association

 

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