Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 02/19/2020  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  No on 1: Time Is Short, We Need Your Help Now
•  The Maine Millennial: Donít Forget that Vaccines Save Lives
•  Maine CDC Infectious Disease Program Report
•  Maine's Weekly Influenza Report
•  Polio Eradication on UN Secretary Generalís Agenda During Pakistan Visit
•  Four Countries in the African Region License Vaccine in Milestone for Ebola Prevention
•  Physicians are Making Waves for the Purpose of Change
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE, SECOND REGULAR SESSION
•  Next MMA Legislative Call Will Be Tuesday, February 25th
•  State House Highlights of the Week
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  Maine Suicide Prevention Program Training for Clinicians
•  10th Annual Maine Patient Safety Academy - March 30, 2020
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  Medical Director, Primary Care Physician
•  Physician - Nasson Health Care
•  Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
•  Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
•  BC/BE Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician
•  Family Medicine Opportunity in Beautiful Western Maine
•  Orthopedic Surgeon Opportunity in Beautiful New England
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
•  Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health - Portland, ME

 

No on 1: Time Is Short, We Need Your Help Now

 There are only two weeks left before Mainers decide the fate of our new vaccine law. 

 

There are 2 weeks left before Mainers decide the fate of our new vaccine law.

We have a great coalition of people and organizations who want to protect Maine's kids and our public health.  But to win this vote, we need to get the word out to our colleagues and communities about the importance of voting NO on Question 1.

What can you do?

Donate: We need to get our message out to protect Maine's kids. Your donation is critical and there's still time. 

Educate: Send letters to the editor to share your experience, post info on social media, engage your professional organizations or other social groups.  Even something as simple as sharing MMA Facebook posts and/or retweeting MMA Twitter posts on your respective feeds. There is an excellent education guide at www.protectmainechildren.com/the-facts.  

Get the word out: Signs, buttons, and social media tags are available from www.protectmainechildren.com. Click the "get involved" link.

Vote: Get to the polls on March 3rd if you can. If you're not sure you'll be able to make it, you can vote by absentee ballot https://www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/AbsenteeBallot/index.pl The deadline to request an absentee ballot is February 27. 

Please act now. It's too important to wait.