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

 

Information 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.

 

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.

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.

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

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

 2020 Census Important Dates