Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 03/04/2020  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  No on 1 Success!
•  Doctor Uses Reach of Social Media to Ease COVID-19 Pandemic Fears
•  Maine's Weekly Influenza Report
•  Maine DHHS Announces that Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services will be Renamed to Office of Behavioral Health
•  2020 Census
•  H. Alan Hume, M. D., 93
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE, SECOND REGULAR SESSION
•  Next MMA Legislative Call Will Be Tuesday, March 10th
•  State House Highlights of the Week
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  Register now for Revealing a Path Forward: Maine's Annual Conference on Problem Gambling - March 27th, 2020
•  10th Annual Maine Patient Safety Academy - March 30, 2020
•  Targeted Basic Skills Training: Addressing Nicotine and Tobacco Use through Prevention, Policy and Treatment Initiatives - March 31, 2020
•  Maine Suicide Prevention Program Training for Clinicians
•  April 10th in Augusta: Building Hope Across Populations-Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention 2020
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  Family Medicine Outpatient Physician
•  Medical Director, Primary Care Physician
•  Physician - Nasson Health Care
•  Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
•  Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
•  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

 

2020 Census

The census is a count of every person who lives in the US and its territories, and it happens every 10 years. In early 2020 every household in America will receive a notice to complete the census.

 

 2020 Census

The census is a count of every person who lives in the US and its territories, and it happens every 10 years. In 2020 every household in America will receive a notice to complete the census online, by phone, or by mail to count everyone who lives in your home as of April 1, 2020.

All responses will inform where funding is distributed each year to communities nationwide for clinics, schools, roads and more.  In 2016 $4.1 billion of federal funding was allocated to Maine based on census data.  Each person not counted is a loss of $15,000-$20,000 of federal funds lost to Maine over the course of 10 years.  Children under the age of 5 are the group most commonly undercounted.

Health care providers have a unique opportunity to remind their patients about the importance of the census.

Responses to the 2020 Census are safe, secure, protected by federal law, and answers can only be used to produce statistics.  For more information, visit 2020CENSUS.GOV.