Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 02/19/2021  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  Urge Your State Legislators To Oppose The Elimination of Training for Nurse Practitioners
•  Maine DHHS Releases “Community Based Collaboration” Vaccine Request Form
•  Bangor Daily News: “Maine Docs Remind Parents to Catch Up Kids On Shots Amid Pandemic”
•  Maine PMP to Stay with Appriss System
•  Medscape: Volunteer Vaccinators Run into Hurdles
•  CMS Special Enrollment Period for Marketplace Coverage 2021
•  AMA: This Week’s Top Articles from JAMA Network
•  AMA: Which Factors Do Applicants Weigh Most When Picking Residency Programs?
•  York Hospital Announces Appointment of Patrick A. Taylor, MD, MBA, as President and CEO
•  Next MMA Legislative Call Will Be Wednesday, February 24th
•  Next Maine CDC COVID-19 Update for Clinicians with Stephen Sears, MD scheduled for Feb 25
•  FDA Health Equity and COVID-19 Webinar on 2/25 at 6:00 p.m. EST
•  Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership’s Renowned Physician Executive Leadership Institute – The Advanced Course Enrollment is OPEN
•  PPE Available Through the MMA & ActionPPE
•  A Message from Maine Responds: Volunteer Opportunity
MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  Maine Legislature Week 6 Update
•  Upcoming Public Hearings & Work Sessions
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  Maine CDC Physicians To Host Regular Clinician COVID Vaccine Info Sessions
•  Suicide Prevention and Management in Healthcare Practice Settings: A Comprehensive Evidence-Based Approach
•  Maine CDC Annual Prevention Professionals Conference - March 2nd-3rd
•  AAP EQIPP Course: Immunizations - Strategies for Success (for RURAL Health Providers)
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine)
•  Nursing Director
•  Medical Director - Bucksport Regional Health Center
•  Rangeley Family Medicine seeks Physician

 

Bangor Daily News: “Maine Docs Remind Parents to Catch Up Kids On Shots Amid Pandemic”

Pediatricians in Maine are reminding parents to get their children caught up on routine immunizations, which many students have missed during the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Pediatricians in Maine are reminding parents to get their children caught up on routine immunizations, which many students have missed during the coronavirus pandemic. 

The Maine Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics said Thursday a Blue Cross Blue Shield analysis found a 26 percent drop in vaccine doses last year. The analysis also found that 40 percent of parents surveyed said their children missed shots due to the pandemic. 

The chapter called on parents to get in touch with their pediatricians to schedule visits to keep their children up to date. Full story here.