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February 5, 2021

 
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Community Physicians Continue Vaccine Distribution Talks With Maine CDC

Maine is readying for its ninth week of COVID-19 vaccine deliveries, expecting first doses of COVID-19 vaccine for 21,475 people from the federal government.

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AAFP Calls On Federal & State Governments to Prioritize Community Physicians in Vaccine Rollout

When it comes to rolling out COVID-19 vaccines, the American Academy of Family Physician’s message to federal and state officials is simple but urgent: Help us help you.

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AMA Templates & Assistance Responding to COVID Vaccine Calls

The American Medical Association has developed a template to assist physicians and practice staff in responding to the extreme volume of patient inquiries about COVID-19 vaccinations. It should be modified to reflect the circumstances in your practice, community, county and state.

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US CDC Resources: How Clinicians Can Build Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccines

The UC CDC has released ready-made materials you can use to inform colleagues, immunization coordinators, and other staff to build vaccine confidence within your clinic.

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Coronavirus Variants - What They Mean (JAMA Network)

JAMA Network Conversations with Dr. Bauchner recently welcomed @Michigan Medicine​'s Adam Lauring, MD, PhD, a molecular virologist, JAMA's Q&A series to explain the variants and what they mean for public health.

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COVID-19 Pandemic and the Lives of Surgical Residents, Fellows, and Early-Career Surgeons

The Journal of the American College of Surgeons conducted a 2020 survey of the membership of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Resident and Associate Society (RAS) and Young Fellows Association (YFA) to better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected surgical trainees' and early-career surgeons' professional and personal experiences.

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Johnson & Johnson Seeks EUA Support of its COVID-19 Vaccine

Johnson & Johnson this week filed an application for emergency use authorization for its single-shot coronavirus vaccine, bringing Americans one step closer to a needed third COVID vaccine to help fight the virus.

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Next MMA Legislative Call Will Be Wednesday, February 10th

MMA Legislative Committee Chair, Jay Mullen, M.D. welcomes you to participate in the weekly conference calls of the MMA Legislative Committee.

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CDC: Greater Risk for LGBT Community of Experiencing Severe COVID-19 Symptoms

Members of the LGBTQ+ community are at greater risk of experiencing severe symptoms of COVID-19, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Thursday.

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Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership’s Renowned Physician Executive Leadership Institute – The Advanced Course Enrollment is OPEN

Enrollment is now under way for the Daniel Hanley Center’s sixth annual Physician Executive Leadership Institute—Advanced Course. Be sure to save your seat in the next cohort as we can only accept the first 35 physician enrollments!

 
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PPE Available Through the MMA & ActionPPE

The Maine Medical Association is teaming with ActionPPE.org for access to PPE SUPPLIES for the safety of your patients, your staff, and communities!!

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A Message from Maine Responds: Volunteer Opportunity

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.

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MAINE LEGISLATURE

President Biden & Congress Attempting to Craft New COVID Relief Bill

President Biden is urging Congress to pass a $1.9 trillion package, including efforts to issue Americans another $1,400 each in stimulus checks, despite concerns voiced by Republicans about the impact on the deficit.

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Maine Legislature: Updated Hearings & Work Sessions on MMA Bills of Interest

The following is a list of scheduled hearings on MMA Bills of interest.

 
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Maine Legislature: Bills Introduced

Here is the complete list of bills printed from Friday, January 29 through, Friday, February 5, that have been identified of bill of interest to MMA.

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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 CDC Physicians To Host Regular Clinician COVID Vaccine Info Sessions

CDC physicians, and MMA members, Stephen Sears, M.D, MPH, and Lisa Letourneau M.D., MPH will be hosting a series of 30-minute Clinician Info Sessions twice weekly (Tuesdays and Fridays) for the next couple of months to provide key information on the emerging COVID-19 vaccines & offer an opportunity for Q&A with clinicians statewide.

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Suicide Prevention and Management in Healthcare Practice Settings: A Comprehensive Evidence-Based Approach

NAMI Maine is now scheduling this presentation for healthcare practice settings.

 
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MOA VIRTUAL Midwinter Symposium - February 12th-14th

The Maine Osteopathic Association has opened Early Bird Registration for its VIRTUAL Midwinter Symposium, being held February 12-14, 2021.


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Maine CDC Annual Prevention Professionals Conference - March 2nd-3rd

The health and safety of Maine prevention professionals is our first priority, for this reason the Prevention Professionals Conference planned for October 2020 has been rescheduled to March 2 & 3, 2021. The conference will be held virtually over two days.

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AAP EQIPP Course: Immunizations - Strategies for Success (for RURAL Health Providers)

The recently revised EQIPP immunization course is designed to identify immunization rates in your practice, uncover barriers to immunization delivery systems, and provide techniques to overcome those barriers using clear aims that reflect expert principles and proven quality improvement methods and tools.

 
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HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine)

Mt. Abram Regional Health Center, (Kingfield, Maine) seeks a Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine) with outstanding clinical and interpersonal skills to provide primary care to patients of all ages in a family practice with integrated behavioral health services.
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Nursing Director

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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Medical Director - Bucksport Regional Health Center

As an integrated center we are seeking a Medical Director to oversee the structure/scope of our clinical program, provide supervision to physicians, and other clinical providers, lead quality improvement activities and provide ambulatory/primary care for patients.
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Rangeley Family Medicine seeks Physician

Rangeley Family Medicine seeks a Physician to:

  • Engage patients in improving their wellbeing.
  • Participate in a team of clinicians serving a network of 11 family practices.
  • Serve people of all ages and economic situations.
  • Develop a common treatment plan with behavioral clinicians to address physical/behavioral needs.
  • Live/work in spectacular setting with shimmering lakes, mountain views, verdant forests, abundant wildlife, 4-season family escapades.

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