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August 26, 2020

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Maine American Academy of Pediatrics Hosting Back to School 'Town Hall'

Join Maine AAP Leadership Thursday, August 27th for a discussion with other AAP Members on pressing issues including school re-entry, getting children immunized and unique health concerns during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Returning To Play After Coronavirus Infection: Pediatric Cardiologists' Perspective

pediatric cardiologist's perspective addressing return-to-play and resuming physical activity and sports for students after a COVID-19 infection from the American College of Cardiology.

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Governor Mills Launches $200 Million Economic Recovery Grant Program to Support Maine Small Businesses

The program, backed by $200 million in Federal CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF), will provide financial relief for businesses and non-profit organizations that incurred business disruptions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Maine DHHS Up to 27 COVID-19 Swab & Send Sites

The state of Maine announced the set-up of ‘Swab & Send” sites throughout the state in mid-July.

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Maine Bureau of Insurance Seeking ‘Surprise Billing’ Proposed Rule Comments

The Maine Bureau of Insurance is seeking public comment on its recently proposed rule to implement the Independent Dispute Resolution (IDR) process established by PL 2019, chapter 668, An Act To Protect Consumers from Surprise Emergency Medical Bills.

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E-Mail Addresses Needed!

MMA needs your help gathering current e-mail addresses. We are updating our membership database which will include some exciting new features.

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US HHS Increases Scope of Pharmacists to Administer Immunizations during COVID-19 Pandemic

The amendment to the Declaration under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act), authorizes State-licensed pharmacists (and pharmacy interns acting under their supervision to administer vaccines, if the pharmacy intern is licensed or registered by his or her State board of pharmacy) to order and administer vaccines to individuals ages three through 18 years, subject to several requirements.

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WHO Weekly Epidemiological Update - COVID-19

Over 1.7 million new COVID-19 cases and 39 000 new deaths were reported to WHO for the week ending 23 August, a 4% decrease in the number of cases and 5% increase in the number of deaths compared to the previous week (10 to 16 August). A cumulative total of over 23 million cases and 800 000 deaths have been reported so far.

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Call for Papers on Prevention and the Effects of Systemic Racism in Health

According to MedPage Today, AMA Network Open Editor Frederick P. Rivara, MD, MPH, and Deputy Editor Stephan D. Fihn, MD, MPH, issued a call for papers on the effects of systemic racism on health and healthcare, writing that the pervasiveness of systemic racism has been "starkly highlighted" by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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JAMA - Addressing Influenza Vaccination Disparities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

During the fall of 2020, both influenza and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2; the virus associated with coronavirus disease 2019 [COVID-19]) are anticipated to circulate. Visit here to read the full JAMA Viewpoint.

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Africa Eradicates Wild Poliovirus

The independent Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) for Polio Eradication officially declared on Tuesday that the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region is free of wild poliovirus.

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Complete the 2020 Census by September 30

From the BDN 8/7/2020: "Millions in Federal Funding at Risk if More Mainers Don't Respond to the 2020 Census."

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Baystate Financial – Fiscal Fitness for Life

Investment Market Update: Q1+Q2 = A Remarkable First Half for 2020.

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MMA Seeking 2021 Legislative Priorities

We are welcoming all Maine specialty societies and MMA committees to identify two or three priority issues, what change is needed, how to change it, and what personal or organizational resources and relationships may be available to help MMA.

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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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Webinar Series: Telehealth Practice Innovations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The IPRO Quality Improvement Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) is pleased to present an eight-session educational series.  Next webinar is on August 25.

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Personal Risk Assessment - Baystate Financial Webinar on September 15

Your personal risk profile can help you define your willingness and capacity to take on risk with your financial assets.

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ME DHHS Webinar: Strategies for Addressing Disparate Impacts of COVID 19

Maine DHHS is partnering with colleagues to offer a series of monthly webinars focused on sharing creative solutions and best practices for working with Black, Indigenous and people of color at higher risk of COVID-19 infection.

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Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention conference - Thursday, October 1

NAMI Maine and the Maine CDC has transitioned our annual Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention conference to a virtual format.  The conference will take place on October 1 and attendees will join sessions and speakers through a digital interface.

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Family Medicine Physician at Greater Portland Health

We are expanding our team of physicians in the Greater Portland, Maine community.  This is a fabulous opportunity to work with an exceptional clinical team supporting our mission to provide high quality patient-centered healthcare that is accessible, affordable and culturally sensitive.
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Medical Director - Bucksport Regional Health Center

Bucksport Regional Health Center – a  community health center serving Bucksport, Maine and the surrounding communities with two locations, Bucksport and Ellsworth, Maine is seeking Medical Director.

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