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"FrontLine WarmLine" Available to Help Maine's Health Care Workers and First Responders Manage Emotional Toll of COVID-19

If you or someone you know is a health care worker or first responder feeling overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic, help is available. Speak with a mental health professional for help dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, grief or worry 7 days a week, 8 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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Governor Announces Plans to ‘Reopen’ State

Governor Janet Mills announced Tuesday her administrations plans for reopening the state economy as Maine CDC data shows signs of flattening the curve.

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COVID-19 In the Maine Media

The following is a selection of COVID relevant story links taken from the Portland Press Herald, Bangor Daily News and Lewiston Sun-Journal. 

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Weekly Maine Medical Association Zoom Meeting for Providers During COVID-19 Pandemic

Join us at 6:00 pm or drop in whenever. Stay the whole time, or drop off to grab a bite or walk the dog. We sincerely hope you can be with us. #BeSafe.
 
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PAHO Director Calls for Continued Immunization to Avoid Risk of Other Outbreaks During COVID-19 Pandemic

If we fall behind on routine immunizations, particularly for children, we risk outbreaks, thus overwhelming hospitals and clinics with preventable diseases in addition to COVID-19

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State Moving to New PMP Oct. 1, 2020

The Office of Behavioral Health announced this week that it will be moving to a new Prescription Monitoring Program on Oct. 1, 2020.

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A Message from Maine Responds

We appreciate all of the offers coming in to assist in Maine CDC's COVID-19 response.  By registering with Maine Responds, you will join our listing of volunteers against which we search for any emergent volunteer workforce needs. Read on for the details of joining both Maine Responds, and our more involved volunteer opportunities through Maine Medical Reserve Corps - members of both start with the same first step: register at maineresponds.org.

 
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Nominations for the MMA 2020 Mary Cushman Award for Humanitarian Service

Presented each year by the Maine Medical Association to recognize the humanitarian service of medical volunteers who serve in Maine, the US or abroad.

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Responding to the 2020 Census

The 2020 Census is happening now.  Responses to the 2020 Census will inform funding for clinics, Medicare, the Children's Health Insurance Program,  and other health care assistance programs.  You can reply online, by phone or by mail.  2020Census.gov

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129th MAINE LEGISLATURE, SECOND REGULAR SESSION

Opportunities to Support Physician Candidates for the 130th Maine Legislature

State legislators have historically given great weight to physician opinions in Augusta, and certainly appreciate the work you do to keep their constituents healthy. However, the voice of physicians is being diluted in many debates. At this time, we are aware of 6 active or retired physician candidates for the 130th Maine Legislature and we wanted to make you aware of their candidacies and of opportunities to provide financial support for the campaigns if you are so inclined. 

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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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Successful Opiate Recovery Strategies - June 3 at 2pm, Augusta Civic Center

A doctor's personal story of substance use and recovery, with Dr. Stephen Loyd.

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Maine Suicide Prevention Program Training for Clinicians

MMA partners with the Maine Suicide Prevention Program to offer training for clinicians, including Suicide Prevention and Management Training for Healthcare Professionals.

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HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Family Medicine Outpatient Physician

Maine Medical Partners Westbrook Primary Care is seeking a BC/BE Family Medicine physician for their well-established outpatient practice located in the greater Portland, Maine area.
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Medical Director, Primary Care Physician

Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Health has an exciting physician leadership opportunity for a Board Certified/Board Eligible MD/DO Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician to lead our primary care network of three family medicine practices.
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Physician - 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. 
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Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care

Nasson Health Care is seeking a qualified Nurse Practitioner 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. 
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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care

Nasson Health Care is seeking a qualified Nurse Practitioner 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. 
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Orthopedic Surgeon Opportunity in Beautiful New England

Our Northern Light Inland Hospital and Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital Network seeks a BC/BE General or Hand Orthopedic Surgeon to join our Orthopedic Specialist team. 
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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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 - Portland, ME

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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