Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 02/26/2021  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  BREAKING: Washington Post Reports, “FDA advisers recommend authorization of Johnson & Johnson single-dose coronavirus vaccine”
•  BREAKING: Maine Adopts Age-based Approach to Expanding Vaccine Eligibility
•  Committee Delays Debate on Bill to Eliminate Nurse Practitioner Training
•  “Community Based Collaboration Form” Vaccine Request Available from Maine DHHS/CDC
•  Maine PMP to Stay with Appriss System
•  CMS Special Enrollment Period for Marketplace Coverage 2021
•  Sue Woods, MD, MPH-- Internet connectivity that just works will help Maine thrive
•  Incoming MMA President, Jeffrey Barkin, MD, DFAPA on WGAN Radio
•  Next MMA Legislative Call Will Be Wednesday, March 3rd
•  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 7 Update
•  Maine Legislature: 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
•  Nursing Director
•  Medical Director - Bucksport Regional Health Center
•  Rangeley Family Medicine seeks Physician
•  Nurse Practitioner
•  Physician
•  Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

 

AAP EQIPP Course: Immunizations - Strategies for Success (for RURAL Health Providers)

The recently revised EQIPP immunization course is designed to identify immunization rates in your practice, uncover barriers to immunization delivery systems, and provide techniques to overcome those barriers using clear aims that reflect expert principles and proven quality improvement methods and tools.

 

The recently revised EQIPP immunization course is designed to identify immunization rates in your practice, uncover barriers to immunization delivery systems, and provide techniques to overcome those barriers using clear aims that reflect expert principles and proven quality improvement methods and tools. 

The online course features two tracks; the 19–23-month-old track and the adolescent track with data collection activities specific to each population. The course is eligible for PI CME, NAPNAP, MOC Part 2, and MOC Part 4 credits. 

The course is free to AAP members - and for a limited time, is being offered free to ALL rural health clinicians in Maine (Pediatricians AND Family Practice) through an AAP initiative.  Additional course information is available here

For rural health care providers that are non-AAP members and interested in taking this immunization course, contact Melissa Ponce at mponce@aap.org for additional information and to have your course fee waived through the Supporting Pediatricians to Improve HPV and Pediatric Influenza Vaccination Rates Initiative - again, the EQIPP immunization course is open to all Maine physicians serving youth, and the course fee is being waived for ruralhealth clinicians!