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MMA Statement on Racism Featured by Portland Press Herald

Maine organizations taking a public stand against racism, injustice.

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Maine Committee on Health & Human Services Meets On COVID-19

Co-chairs, Dr. Geoff Gratwick (state senator) and Dr. Patty Hymanson (state representative) invited Maine Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew to a special meeting of the Maine Legislature’s Committee on Health and Human Services late last week.

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Immunization Campaign Survey - Maine CDC

With the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccine ordering has significantly declined over the last 3 months. If this trend continues, by August over 80,000 child and adolescent vaccines would not have been ordered and given. The Maine CDC is working on a strategy to ensure that children are up to date with their vaccinations. They are asking health care organizations to complete this brief survey by 6/22, to assist in the planning process.

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Don't Forget to Vote July 14th 2020 - Absentee Ballots are Available

Primary Elections determine each qualified party’s nomination of candidates for federal offices (other than President) and qualified State and County offices. Party candidates who are elected at the Primary qualify to appear on the November General Election ballot.

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Office of MaineCare Services (OMS) Proposes Increased Hospital Reimbursement

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services released a proposed rule this week proposing the following changes to MaineCare reimbursement for hospitals.

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JAMA: Health Care Policy After the COVID-19 Pandemic

It is not too soon to begin discussing post-pandemic health care policy.

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MMA Mary Cushman Award for Humanitarian Service

Nominations for the 2020 award are due by July 31.  The award is 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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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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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.

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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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Presentation Development and Design Live Webinar - June 19

We use presentations as one of our primary strategies to share content-knowledge, build skills, ignite calls to action and affect culture change. However most of us never receive any formal training in presentation design. In this three-hour webinar workshop, participants will learn practical skills to plan and deliver exceptional presentations using the tools and resources they already have.

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June 25 Webinar - Ethical Considerations in Suicide Prevention: From Involuntary Hospitalization to Death with Dignity

Webinar on Thursday, June 25th from 9-10:30am hosted by Home Care & Hospice Alliance of Maine, presented by NAMI Maine. Read More


Successful Opiate Recovery Strategies - New Date November 14

A doctor's personal story of substance use and recovery, with Dr. Stephen Loyd.  This event was scheduled for June 3 at 2pm and has been postponed until November 14, 2020 at 1:30pm

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Maine Suicide Prevention Program Training Opportunities

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

MaineCare Medical Director Opportunity

The Office of MaineCare Services (OMS) is continuing its search for a MaineCare Medical Director and is eager to identify qualified physicians, nurse practitioners, or physician assistants who are interested in applying for the position.  Read More


Physician MD/DO - Islands Community Medical Services, Inc. - Vinalhaven, Maine

Practice medicine the way you always imagined, seeing to the needs of your patients, friends and neighbors from the age of a few days old to over 100 years old. Are you comfortable with Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Urgent and Emergent Care in a somewhat remote setting? We would like to talk to you.
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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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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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