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August 06, 2021  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
Weekly Headline
•  New Maine Immunization Law for Schools Takes Effect Sep 1
Annual Membership Meeting
•  Registration Open for MMA’s 168th Annual Membership Meeting (Sep 10-12)
COVID-19 Pandemic Updates, Guidance & News
•  Resources & News: COVID Vaccination Mandates Dominate Recent Pandemic Discussion
•  Connecting Providers and Schools for COVID-19 Administration
Maine CDC Health Action Alerts
•  Maine CDC Investigates Four Recent Cases of Legionella in Bangor Area
•  Maine CDC Health Alert Network: Varicella (Chickenpox)
Maine CDC Immunizations
•  Maine CDC Makes New Vaccine Products Available Through Maine Immunization Program (MIP)
•  Maine CDC Vaccine Provider Training
Independent Physician Practices
•  JAMA: The Increasing Role of Physician Practices as Bill Collectors—Destined for Failure
•  AMA Drafts CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Summary
JAMA
•  This Week’s Top Articles from JAMA Network
•  AMA: What Doctors Wish Patients Knew Series
More News
•  SUPPORT for ME: Strengthening Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Services for MaineCare Members
•  Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership’s Renowned Physician Executive Leadership Institute – The Advanced Course
•  Maine Community Action Partnership: Did You Know?
•  MMA Mary Cushman, MD Award for Humanitarian Service - 7/30 Nomination Deadline
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 (August thru December 2nd Wednesday of month)
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  Nurse Practitioner
•  Physician
•  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
•  Northern Light Health is seeking board-eligible/board-certified Cardiologists

 

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