Maine Medicine Weekly Update - June 19 - June 26  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  Registration open for MMA’s 168th Annual Membership Meeting (Sep 10-12)
•  FDA to revise vaccine fact sheets on increased risk of myocarditis
•  MaineCare announces continuation of policies upon end of Civil Emergency
•  Maine Secretary of State seeking physician volunteers
•  Maine DHHS announces free text alert program to prevent overdose deaths
•  Associated Press: Nearly all COVID deaths in US are now among unvaccinated
•  AAMC Report Reinforces Mounting Physician Shortage
•  #VaccinateME - Maine Community Action Partnership: #GiveitaSHAHT!
•  Top JAMA and JAMA Network articles
•  MMA Mary Cushman, MD Award for Humanitarian Service
MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  Legislative Advocacy Update: Maine Legislature returns this week
Federal Government Affairs
•  Federal Advocacy Scan: Infrastructure spending bill caught up in political fight
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  AAP EQIPP Course: Immunizations - Strategies for Success (for RURAL Health Providers)
•  SUPPORT for ME Training and Technical Assistance Initiative
•  Working with Children & Adolescents? Maine Pediatric & Behavioral Health Partnership (MPBHP) Webinar Series (July thru December 2nd Wednesday of month)
•  Register Now: Governor Mills’ 3rd Annual Opioid Response Summit on July 15th
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HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine) - Strong Area Health Center
•  Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine) - Richmond Area Health Center
•  Contract Clinical Advisor - Healthcare Coalition of Maine
•  Medical Director
•  Pediatrician

 

#VaccinateME - Maine Community Action Partnership: #GiveitaSHAHT!

Confidentiality and convenience are two of the barriers for many Mainers who are not yet vaccinated against Covid-19. Research and surveys show that the next wave of for Covid-19 vaccination success depends on the ability for patients to get vaccinated at their trusted physician’s office and in private.

 



From Maine Community Action Partnership (MeCAP) 

June 10, 2021 

Confidentiality and convenience are two of the barriers for many Mainers who are not yet vaccinated against Covid-19. Research and surveys show that the next wave of for Covid-19 vaccination success depends on the ability for patients to get vaccinated at their trusted physician’s office and in private. Additionally, for working people and families, the time of day is a hurdle. 

In an effort to get as many vaccines out as possible in doctor’s offices, the Maine CDC has changed the minimum requirements for vaccine quantity. Additionally, for convenience, some medical offices are offering a consistent drop-in time later in the afternoon (2pm-6pm) to meet their patients where they are and get shots in arms. 

If you are interested in banding together with other physicians in your area to host a vaccination clinic, please contact Maureen Leary mleary@mecap.org for information and support. 

The message to send to all patients continues to be #GiveitaSHAHT!