Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 04/15/2020  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  Maine Medical Association Zoom Meeting for Providers During COVID-19 Pandemic
•  Federal Enforcement Against COVID-19 Fraud, Hoarding and Price Gouging
•  HHS has Modified Emergency Fund Grant Language to Make its Meaning More Clear
•  WHO COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Update
•  Obtaining Unaffordable Medicines: A Challenge for Many Patients
•  Retirement Planning - Topics To Consider During Your Retirement Transition Years
•  MMA Joins the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health
•  A Message from Maine Responds
•  Nominations for the MMA 2020 Mary Cushman Award for Humanitarian Service
•  Information about the 2020 Census
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE, SECOND REGULAR SESSION
•  New Law Takes Effect Concerning Physician Assistant Scope of Practice
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  FREE WEBINAR - Risk Management & Ethics: COVID-19 Rationing - Thursday, April16th - 2-3pm
•  Webinar tomorrow April 16th at 6pm: Managing Student Debt
•  Webinar April 20 12:30pm: Tele-Tech 101-Lay Of the Land
•  April 29 webinar: MAT in a Time of Public Health Emergency & Social Distancing
•  Successful Opiate Recovery Strategies - June 3 at 2pm, Augusta Civic Center
•  Maine Suicide Prevention Program Training for Clinicians
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

 

A Message from Maine Responds

We appreciate all of the offers coming in to assist in Maine CDC's COVID-19 response.  By registering with Maine Responds, you will join our listing of volunteers against which we search for any emergent volunteer workforce needs. Read on for the details of joining both Maine Responds, and our more involved volunteer opportunities through Maine Medical Reserve Corps - members of both start with the same first step: register at maineresponds.org.

 

A Message from Maine Responds:

We appreciate all of the offers coming in to assist in Maine CDC's COVID-19 response.  By registering with Maine Responds at maineresponds.org, you will join our listing of volunteers against which we search for any emergent volunteer workforce needs. Read on for the details of joining both Maine Responds, and our more involved volunteer opportunities through Maine Medical Reserve Corps - members of both start with the same first step: register at maineresponds.org.

The Maine Responds Emergency Health Volunteer System is the online registration system for public health, healthcare and emergency response volunteers for the State of Maine.

Maine Responds is a partnership that integrates local, regional, and statewide volunteer resources to assist our public health and healthcare systems. It is part of a national initiative to train, coordinate, and mobilize volunteers during an emergency. Maine Responds coordinates verified, pre-credentialed public health, healthcare and emergency response volunteers into a single database that can coordinate the need for volunteers across county, regional and state lines if needed.

Maine Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteer programs reinforce our state's public health infrastructure and support low stress/no-fault exercise environments that test critical response capabilities.  Members of both Maine Responds and MRC start with the same first step: register at maineresponds.org.You will be able to select your local MRC unit in the drop-down menu under the "Organizations" section of the registration - refer to this link to determine your Public Health District(s).  Maine Responds ESAR-VHP is our volunteer communication and activation system.

Contact: Edward Molleo  edward.f.molleo@maine.gov

Public Health Emergency Preparedness
Department of Health and Human Services
Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention