Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 05/28/2019  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  New Maine CDC Director Appointed
•  Governor Mills Announces Opioid Response Summit
•  This Week's Public Health Updates from the AMA
•  Doctors Without Borders in Portland May 28th
•  MedHelp Maine Seeks Data on Unaffordable Medicines
•  AMA Hires First Chief Health Equity Officer
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  MMA Legislative Call Tuesday, May 28th
•  Repeal of non-Medical Vaccine Exemptions Becomes Law, and Other State House Highlights of the Week
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  Quality Counts: Rapid Induction Starting in the ED (RISE) Training, Webinars, ECHO Program
•  MICIS 2019 Clinical and Legal Opioid Update - May 29 in Brewer, June 5 in Augusta
•  Free MAT Training at CMMC June 1
•  Topics in Gastroenterology 2019 Update - June 1, 2019 Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport, Maine (6 CME)
•  MaineGeneral Xwaiver Training for Staff - June 3
•  Maine Professionals Health Program 1-day wellness conference June 13, 2019 - Augusta Civic Center
•  2019 Jurisdiction K Listening Tour - June 18 - South Portland
•  The Maine Concussion Management Initiative Will Be Offering Training Programs June 21 and October 29
•  Assessing and Managing Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and Suicide Risk in Healthcare Settings - 3 Hour CME Training for Healthcare Professionals at MMA on Friday, June 21, 2019
•  2019 Mary Cushman, MD Award for Exceptional Humanitarian Service as a Medical Volunteer
•  Maine Independent Clinical Information Service 2019 Presentations
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HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  Family Medicine Specialist or an Internist
•  Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine)
•  BC/BE Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician
•  Family Medicine Opportunity in Beautiful Western Maine
•  PCHC in need of Pediatrician for Brand New Pediatric Center!
•  Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
•  Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health

 

AMA Hires First Chief Health Equity Officer

The American Medical Association announced last week that it has hired Aletha Maybank, M.D., M.P.H., as its first ever chief health equity officer. Dr. Maybank was formerly deputy commissioner and founding director of the Center for Heath Equity, part of the New York City Public Health Department.

 

The American Medical Association announced last week that it has hired Aletha Maybank, M.D., M.P.H., as its first ever chief health equity officer. Dr. Maybank was formerly deputy commissioner and founding director of the Center for Heath Equity, part of the New York City Public Health Department.

According to the AMA, "In her new role at the AMA, Dr. Maybank will launch the AMA’s Center for Health Equity which will work to embed health equity across the organization so that health equity becomes part of the practice, process, action, innovation, and organizational performance and outcomes. She will also be tasked with building organizational capacity to elevate the importance of and to sustain the AMA’s health equity efforts."

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