July 16, 2021

In This Issue
Promoting COVID-19 Vaccination in Clinical Settings: The Critical Role of Maine’s Physicians
A Call to Action- Protecting the Children of Maine
COVID News: Surgeon Gener Surgeon General Issues Vaccine Misinformation Warning; JAMA Peds Retracts Masks Study
Johnson & Johnson Recalls Sunscreens After Carcinogen Found
Opioid & Substance Use Disorder News
Medicare Updates
Federal Advocacy Update
Registration Open for MMA’s 168th Annual Membership Meeting (Sep 10-12)
Notice of Rulemaking: Immunization requirements for Maine school children
Maine Secretary of State Seeking Physician Volunteers
SUPPORT for ME: Strengthening Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Services for MaineCare Members
Are You a Professional Who Works with Individuals in Maine Who Have a Substance Use Disorder? We Want to Hear From You!
Maine Community Action Partnership: Did You Know?
MMA Mary Cushman, MD Award for Humanitarian Service
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
AAP EQIPP Course: Immunizations - Strategies for Success (for RURAL Health Providers)
SUPPORT for ME Training and Technical Assistance Initiative
Working with Children & Adolescents? Maine Pediatric & Behavioral Health Partnership (MPBHP) Webinar Series (July thru December 2nd Wednesday of month)
Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine) - Strong Area Health Center
Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine) - Richmond Area Health Center
Help educate new physicians – join our accredited Family Medicine Residency Program as faculty
Join our region-leading Neuroscience/Stroke Center
Contract Clinical Advisor - Healthcare Coalition of Maine
Medical Director

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Are You a Professional Who Works with Individuals in Maine Who Have a Substance Use Disorder? We Want to Hear From You!

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services’ SUPPORT for ME initiative, in collaboration with the University of Southern Maine, is hosting virtual group discussions for Maine providers who deliver services to people with substance use disorder (SUD). 

You are invited to share your feedback about the resources available in Maine to address SUD by taking part in this important group discussion online or by phone. The session will last no longer than 60 minutes. Any identifying information of focus group participants will be closely protected and kept confidential. Your feedback about your experiences as a provider will help identify how to improve treatment and recovery services in Maine. We’d like to hear from you! 

Virtual Focus Group Dates and Times (Each focus group will be limited to 10 participants) 

Recovery support and social service providers:

Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 12:00PM

Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 8:00AM

Medical providers:

Thursday, July 15, 2021, 7:30AM

Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 12:00PM

Behavioral health providers, currently providing SUD services:

Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 7:30AM

Behavioral health providers working with individuals with SUD, but not providing SUD-specific services:

Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 12:00PM

Youth-oriented SUD services:

Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 11:30AM

Harm reduction service providers:

Thursday, July 15, 2021, 9:00AM

To register, go to: http://bit.ly/maineproviderfocusgroup



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