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December 17, 2020

In This Issue
Advisory Panel Recommends Moderna Vaccine, FDA Expected to Authorize Emergency Use
Update to Our Special Edition Wednesday Vaccine Newsletter
FDA Authorizes First OTC COVID-19 Test
Maine Public Radio Reports 32 COVID-19 Cases Linked To Bangor Hospital Outbreak
MaineCare Section 17 Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Service Cap
Attention FQHCs and RHCs: Reimbursing Telehealth Services, CR 98696
Current FDA Drug Shortages
Not Much COVID Relief Movement from Congress
Maine CDC Physicians To Host Regular Clinician COVID Vaccine Info Sessions
PPE Available Through the MMA & ActionPPE
Maine Medical Association Enduring Education Opportunity
MICIS Opioid Prescribing Presentation & Individual Academic Detailing Sessions
Hanley's PELI Advanced Course Enrollment is OPEN!
A Message from Maine Responds: Volunteer Opportunity
MAINE LEGISLATURE
State Legislative Committees Announced
UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming Specialty Society Programs & Meetings
Webinar: “Radon Risk Reduction: The Current Policy Landscape in the US and the Maine Perspective” January 12, 2020
Caring for LGBTQ+ Youth in Maine - Emphasis on the 'T' - Half-day Symposium on Saturday, January 23
MOA VIRTUAL Midwinter Symposium - Feb 12-14, 2021
Maine CDC Annual Prevention Professionals Conference - March 2-3, 2021
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Behavioral Health Clinician
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine)

 
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A Message from Maine Responds: Volunteer Opportunity

 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 at maineresponds.org, 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.

The Maine Responds Emergency Health Volunteer System is the online registration system for public health, healthcare and emergency response volunteers for the State of Maine.

Maine Responds is a partnership that integrates local, regional, and statewide volunteer resources to assist our public health and healthcare systems. It is part of a national initiative to train, coordinate, and mobilize volunteers during an emergency. Maine Responds coordinates verified, pre-credentialed public health, healthcare and emergency response volunteers into a single database that can coordinate the need for volunteers across county, regional and state lines if needed.

Maine Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteer programs reinforce our state's public health infrastructure and support low stress/no-fault exercise environments that test critical response capabilities.  Members of both Maine Responds and MRC start with the same first step: register at maineresponds.org. You will be able to select your local MRC unit in the drop-down menu under the "Organizations" section of the registration - refer to this link to determine your Public Health District(s).  Maine Responds ESAR-VHP is our volunteer communication and activation system.

Contact: Edward Molleo  edward.f.molleo@maine.gov

Public Health Emergency Preparedness
Department of Health and Human Services
Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention

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