April 22, 2020

In This Issue
"FrontLine WarmLine" Launches to Help Maine's Health Care Workers and First Responders Manage Emotional Toll of COVID-19
Maine Medical Association Zoom Meeting for Providers During COVID-19 Pandemic
Additional CARES Act Provider Assistance Details and Timing Released
Congress: Paycheck Protection Program Update
Promoting Health and Preventing Disease: How Public and Environmental Health Work Together
Climate Change is Degrading the Air we Breathe and Impacting our Health and Productivity
MMA Joins the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health
CMS Issues Recommendations to Re-Open Health Care Systems in Areas with Low Incidence of COVID-19
AMA Urges Governors to Adopt Emergency Response Protections for Physicians
A Message from Maine Responds
Nominations for the MMA 2020 Mary Cushman Award for Humanitarian Service
Responding to the 2020 Census
Opportunities to Support Physician Candidates for the 130th Maine Legislature
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
April 29 webinar: MAT in a Time of Public Health Emergency & Social Distancing
Successful Opiate Recovery Strategies - June 3 at 2pm, Augusta Civic Center
Maine Suicide Prevention Program Training for Clinicians
Family Medicine Outpatient Physician
Medical Director, Primary Care Physician
Physician - Nasson Health Care
Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
Orthopedic Surgeon Opportunity in Beautiful New England
Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health - Portland, ME

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Climate Change is Degrading the Air we Breathe and Impacting our Health and Productivity

Please join us for the film premiere of “Unbreathable: The Fight for Healthy Air”, with an introduction by the filmmaker and panel discussion to follow. Thursday, April 30th 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM.

Watch the trailer here

Created by American University’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking in partnership with the American Lung Association, this short film looks back on 50 years of the Clean Air Act, highlighting both the incredible progress made in cleaning up air pollution as well as the stories of communities that are still suffering from polluted environments. 

The film underscores the challenges we continue to face in protecting health and ensuring health equity amid the growing threats from climate change and its negative impact on our air quality.

Following the film, a panel of Maine public health and medical experts will kick-off a discussion among all participants.Climate Change is Degrading the Air we Breathe and Impacting our Health and Productivity 

Please register in advance for this event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Register here



Margaret Burnette Stogner, MA - Executive Director, Center for Environmental Filmmaking at American University and Director of “Unbreathable - the Fight for Healthy Air”


Paul Billings - Senior Vice President of Advocacy for the American Lung Association

Anne Coates, MD - Pediatric Pulmonologist at The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital and Board Member of the Maine Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

Rebecca Lincoln, ScD - Toxicologist and Coordinator of the Environmental Public Health Tracking Program, Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention

Jordan Susa - Rising Senior at the University of New England - studying public health

Bethany Woodworth, PhD - Director of Climate Change Studies at the University of New England









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