Dates & Location Announced!
28th Annual MAFP Family Medicine Update
April 1 - 4, 2020
More information & On-Line Registration Link HERE
Physicians have the highest suicide rate of any profession and more than twice that of the general population. It's estimated that one million Americans lose their physician to suicide each year.
National Handwashing Awareness Week Dec 1-7, 2019 !
Don't forget to prepare your students, healthcare workers, families and community by sharing the free posters link! It will have a positive impact on their health and wellness!
Remember there are MANY other viral infections that do not have vaccines: CMV, RSV, enterovirus, AFM (Acute Flaccid Myelitis), parainfluenza, Coxsackie, Norovirus and many more! Then of course there is MRSA, Strep, C difficile, E coli and many more bacteria, as well!
AAFP, Other Groups Issue Joint Principles on Opioid Crisis as Organizations Call for Congressional Action to Fight the Epidemic
Opioid Resource Page - Prescribing, the Maine Law, Resources, Education
Donate Unused Medical Supplies & DME
"Partners for World Health" - a non-profit based in Portland Maine - accepting donations - Information
Their mission- "to collect unused medical supplies from local medical facilities (hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices, nursing homes, etc.) and individuals, and to distribute those medical supplies to international communities in need"
The EveryONE Project, developed by the AAFP's Center for Diversity and Health Equity, released a screening toolkit to help family physicians assess patients' social determinants of health. The toolkit contains an outline of a team-based approach to SDOH screening, questions for determining a patient's social needs, and resources and tools to help plan how to address deficiencies.
In this webcast, the AAFP leads a discussion on prescription drug pricing legislation across the states.
Jane Horvath, Senior Policy Fellow at the National Academy of State Health Policy
Anthony Wright, Executive Director of Health Access
Bob Hall, AAFP Director of Government Affairs
Maine DHHS Health Alert Network (HAN) - sign up HERE for ZIKA Virus as well as other Health Updates
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