Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 07/01/2020  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  Testing Increases; DHHS Standing Order; MMA Continues to Seek State Assistance
•  Maine One of Only 14 States Testing Enough to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19
•  Maine CDC Thursday Clinical Call Canceled
•  Maine CDC Issues Maine Health Alert Network (HAN) for COVID-19 Testing Specimens
•  Updated Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Information
•  CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Medicaid Payments Information
•  Prior Authorization Survey Findings Underscore Need for Legislative Action
•  Get Out The Vote, Physicians & Get Your Colleagues and Staff To Do The Same!
•  "Disease’s in the District of Maine 1772-1820, the Unpublished Work of Jeremiah Barker, a Rural Physician in New England"
•  MMA Mary Cushman Award for Humanitarian Service
•  A Message from Maine Responds
•  The 2020 Census Is Happening Now
•  Opportunities to Support Physician Candidates for the 130th Maine Legislature
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  MPHA COVID-19 Coffee Conversations Fridays from 10am-11am
•  NGS Webinar on 7/16
•  Maine Suicide Prevention Program Training Opportunities
•  Physician – MD/DO - Islands Community Medical Services, Inc. - Vinalhaven, Maine
•  Family Medicine Outpatient Physician
•  Physician - Nasson Health Care
•  Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
•  Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
•  Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health - Portland, ME


MPHA COVID-19 Coffee Conversations Fridays from 10am-11am

Join MPHA every Friday from 10am - 11am for their COVID-19 Coffee Conversations. Each week they will be joined by a guest speaker who will share their experiences and expertise.

MPHA hopes you will join them every Friday for their COVID-19 Coffee Conversations. These are weekly, informal gatherings, with guest speakers who will share information about a wide array of COVID-19-related topics, with ample time for question and answers. Please register in advance

Additional speakers and their speaking dates are below:

  • Tribal Populations - with Kristi Ricker (7/10)
  • Messaging and Framing - with Dr. Laura Rickard (7/17)
  • Community Coronavirus Task Forces - with Kate Bourne & Margot Kelley (7/24)
  • New Mainers - with Erin Guay & Hibo Omer (8/7)
  • Surveillance - with Kate Colby (8/14).
(You only need to register once to be signed up for the series!)