Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 03/25/2020  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  Telehealth Town Hall for Maine Healthcare Providers Thursday, March 26th, 2020
•  Governor Mills Acts to Promote Access to Health Care During COVID-19
•  Important Information from Maine CDC
•  AMA Releases Special Coding Advice Related to COVID-19
•  A Message from Maine Responds
•  Millions Of Older Americans Live In Counties With No ICU Beds As Pandemic Intensifies
•  Maintaining Childhood Immunizations During COVID-19 Pandemic
•  Governor Mills Orders Further Steps to Protect Public Health
•  AMA, AHA, ANA Issue Open Letter Urging Public to #StayHome to Confront COVID-19
•  2020 Census Operational Updates March 18, 2020
•  Nominations for the MMA 2020 Mary Cushman Award for Humanitarian Service
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE, SECOND REGULAR SESSION
•  MMA Legislative Calls are POSTPONED
•  State House Highlights of the Week
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  Next Senior Section Meeting CANCELLED
•  10th Annual Maine Patient Safety Academy POSTPONED
•  Building Hope Across Populations-Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention POSTPONED
•  Maine Suicide Prevention Program Training for Clinicians
•  Webinar on April 16th 6-7pm: Managing Student Debt
•  Successful Opiate Recovery Strategies - June 3 at 2pm, Augusta Civic Center
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  BC/BE Family Medicine Physician - Lovejoy Health Center
•  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 Operational Updates March 18, 2020

2020 Census field operations will be suspended for two weeks until April 1, 2020.  The public is encouraged to respond to the 2020 Census online at www.my2020census.gov, over the phone or by paper form, if they receive one.

 

2020 Census field operations will be suspended for two weeks until April 1, 2020.  The Census Bureau is taking this step to help protect the health and safety of the American public, Census Bureau employees, and everyone going through the hiring process for temporary census taker positions. 
U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham on Operational Updates

The public is encouraged to respond to the 2020 Census online at www.my2020census.gov, over the phone or by paper form, if they receive one.  

About the 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 to count everyone who lives in your home as of April 1, 2020.

Invitations to respond to the 2020 Census will be delivered between March 12-20.  Once you receive the invitation, you can respond online, by phone or by mail.  

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

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