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Registration Open: MMA Virtual General Membership Meeting

The Maine Medical Association’s 167th (Virtual) Annual Membership Meeting is taking place Wednesday, October 14, 2020, from 5:30PM to 7:00PM.

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Physician Voting More Important Than Ever

A recent statnews.com article began with the following, “Physicians do many things well. One thing they aren’t good at is showing up to vote. That bad habit starts early, and we believe it can — and must — be changed.”

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Women In Medicine Month: Maroulla Gleaton, M.D

Each September, the American Medical Association Women Physicians Section (WPS) honors physicians who have offered their time, wisdom and support to advance women with careers in medicine. The MMA joins the AMA in recognizing the historical contributions of women to medicine and will join them this month by highlighting Maine’s women physician leaders.

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SEP 23rd Deadline To Register for Maine’s New PMP System, RxGov

The deadline for registering for Maine’s new Prescription Monitoring System, RxGov, is September 23. Physicians are urged to register now.

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New MaineCare Medical Director Announced

The Office of MaineCare this week welcomed Fran Jensen, MD, MS, as MaineCare’s Medical Director beginning on Monday, September 14.

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COVID-19: Millinocket Wedding Outbreak Update - 7 Dead

Maine CDC reported this week that seven people have died with COVID-19 related to the August 7 Millinocket weddingPortland Press Herald reporter @PPHEricRussell provided the following timeline of events following the wedding on Twitter. It’s an excellent example and reminder for all to #besafe, #maskup, #distance, and #washhands.

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Much Work Remains to Tame Maine’s Opioid Epidemic

*Retired MMA Executive Vice-President, and current Maine Director of Opioid Response, Gordon Smith had the following contribution published by the Bangor Daily News.


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Infectious Disease Monthly Graph for August 2020

Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention prepared the following disease surveillance reports for distribution to our partners and the general public.

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September is Suicide Prevention Month

NAMI Maine and the Maine Suicide Prevention Program work closely with the Maine Medical Association to bring training and resources to support suicide prevention within medical practices and organizations.

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CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls - September

CMS hosts varied recurring stakeholder engagement sessions to share information related to the agency’s response to COVID-19. These sessions are open to members of the healthcare community and are intended to provide updates, share best practices among peers, and offer attendees an opportunity to ask questions of CMS and other subject matter experts.

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COVID-19: Weekly Epidemiological Update + New Guidance Documents

Weekly Epidemiological Update, as of 14 September, 2020.


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AMA Video - COVID-19 & High-risk Pregnancies

AMA Chief Experience Officer Todd Unger recently spoke with health experts about how women’s health issues, especially high-risk pregnancies, have become more complicated due to COVID-19.

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Launch of ‘Health Worker Safety: A Priority for Patient Safety’ Charter

The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded all of us of the vital role health workers play to relieve suffering and save lives. We all owe health workers an enormous debt – not just because they have cared for the sick. But because they risk their own lives in the line of duty.

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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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Baystate Financial – Fiscal Fitness for Life

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

 
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MAINE LEGISLATURE

MMA 2021 Suggested Legislative Priorities Due Next Week

Despite no substantive updates as to whether the Maine Legislature will reconvene before November, the MMA has shifted its focus toward the preparation of a 2021 Legislative Platform.

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Want To Vote By Mail? Here's How

The November 3rd General Election is approaching as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Casting your ballot from the safety of your home is a great option.

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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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Maine AAP Virtual CME Conference - Sept 26 & 27

Registered attendees will have access to conference material for an additional 60 days after the live event. This activity is pending approval from the Maine Medical Education Trust for up to 10 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.

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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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Upcoming Events from the Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine (CCSME)

CCSME develops, designs and manages statewide training programs and grants. We encourage professional development and maximize collaboration among individuals and organizations that serve people affected by co-occurring conditions.

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

The NAMI Maine and Maine CDC annual Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention conference will take place on Thursday, October 1.

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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.

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HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

The Sacopee Valley Health Center prides itself on providing the best health care for our community. As we continue to grow, there is a need for a full-time Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to join our provider team.
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Behavioral Health Clinician

Sacopee Valley Health Center is seeking a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the passion and skills to deliver high-quality healthcare. Sacopee Valley Health Center has been providing care to our communities since 1976.
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Dentist

Sacopee Valley Health Center is seeking a dentist with the passion and skills to deliver high-quality care. We are a Federally Qualified Health Center providing care to our communities since 1976.
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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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