Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 07/16/2021  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  Promoting COVID-19 Vaccination in Clinical Settings: The Critical Role of Maine’s Physicians
•  A Call to Action- Protecting the Children of Maine
•  COVID News: Surgeon Gener Surgeon General Issues Vaccine Misinformation Warning; JAMA Peds Retracts Masks Study
•  Johnson & Johnson Recalls Sunscreens After Carcinogen Found
•  Opioid & Substance Use Disorder News
•  Medicare Updates
•  Federal Advocacy Update
•  Registration Open for MMA’s 168th Annual Membership Meeting (Sep 10-12)
•  Notice of Rulemaking: Immunization requirements for Maine school children
•  Maine Secretary of State Seeking Physician Volunteers
•  SUPPORT for ME: Strengthening Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Services for MaineCare Members
•  Are You a Professional Who Works with Individuals in Maine Who Have a Substance Use Disorder? We Want to Hear From You!
•  Maine Community Action Partnership: Did You Know?
•  MMA Mary Cushman, MD Award for Humanitarian Service
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)
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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
•  Help educate new physicians – join our accredited Family Medicine Residency Program as faculty
•  Join our region-leading Neuroscience/Stroke Center
•  Contract Clinical Advisor - Healthcare Coalition of Maine
•  Medical Director

 

SUPPORT for ME: Strengthening Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Services for MaineCare Members

SUPPORT for ME is a statewide effort to improve SUD treatment and recovery services for all Mainers.

 

SUPPORT for ME is a statewide effort to improve SUD treatment and recovery services for all Mainers, with a particular focus on the following: 

• Adolescents and youth (12-21) 

• Individuals transitioning from care settings (e.g., leaving incarceration) 

• American Indian / Alaska Native Nations 

• Rural populations 

PROJECT GOAL: 

This planning grant aims to increase MaineCare providers’ capacity to deliver Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment and recovery services. 

WHY? 

Maine has one of the top 10 highest drug overdose rates in the country. In 2019, there were 380 drug overdose deaths, with over 80% due to opioids, nearly always in combination with other drugs or alcohol. 

For more information, visit: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oms/about-us/projects-initiatives/support-for-me 

or contact Joanie Klayman (joan.klayman@maine.gov