Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 09/16/2019  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  Photos from the 166th Annual Session of the Maine Medical Association
•  Cell Phone Driving Ban, Other Laws, Become Effective Thursday
•  Edmund Hardy Road Race Results & Photos
•  Maine Perinatal Quality Collaborative Launches Oct. 1
•  MaineCare Medical Director Opportunity
•  This Week's Public Health Updates from the AMA
•  September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
•  October 10 Webinar Presented by Baystate Financial: Protecting Your Income
•  Caring for People Living With Dementia? Diagnostic & Management Tools for Health Systems and Clinicians
•  PMP Password Policy Change
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  MMA Legislative Calls Finished for the Session
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  MICIS Individual Academic Detailing Sessions on Opioid Topics
•  MICIS: 2019 Clinical & Legal Opioid Update - Fall Dates Scheduled
•  Qualidigm Rapid Induction Starting in the ED (RISE) Training
•  Obesity Medicine: There is no 'one size fits all' - Monthly Lecture Series Beginning September 18th
•  Maine Concussion Management Initiative (MCMI) Training Program - October 9
•  Celebrate 65 Years of MMA Executive Leadership on Oct. 26. Tickets Available Now
•  MMA partners with the Maine Suicide Prevention Program and the Maine CDC/Sweetser to offer training for clinicians.
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  MaineCare Medical Director Opportunity
•  Physician
•  Nurse Practitioner
•  Full-time, Part-time and Leadership Opportunities for Physicians
•  Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine
•  BC/BE Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician
•  Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital seeks a BC/BE General Surgeon
•  Family Medicine Opportunity in Beautiful Western Maine
•  Physician Director of Primary Care
•  Family Medicine Specialist or an Internist
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
•  Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health

 

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Suicide prevention is up to all of us, you can save a life.If you are concerned about yourself or somebody else, please call the Maine Crisis Hotline 1-888-568-111.  Contact the Crisis Text Line by texting CONNECT to 74174. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number is 1-800-273-8255. All of the above are available for free 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

To help reduce deaths by suicide Maine CDC promotes the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s #BeThe1To campaign (www.BeThe1To.com), encouraging individuals to recognize and intervene when someone they know may be at risk of suicide.

According to the article Primary Care:  A Crucial Setting for Suicide Prevention by Jerry Reed, PhD, MSW, Director, Suicide Prevention Resource Center, "Up to 45% of individuals who die by suicide have visited their primary care physician within a month of their death; additional research suggests that up to 67% of those who attempt suicide receive medical attention as a result of their attempt. Given these statistics, primary care has enormous potential to prevent suicides and connect people to needed specialty care — especially when they collaborate or formally partner with behavioral healthcare providers."