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! 

Suicide Prevention Resources -

Maine CDC

Teen Suicide (AAFP)

for Physicians:  Immediate Action Protocol: A Tool to Help Your Practice Assess Suicidal Patients


Opioid Crisis:

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"


     Social Determinants of Health Toolkit

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. 


  Webcast: Prescription Drug Pricing

In this webcast, the AAFP leads a discussion on prescription drug pricing legislation across the states.
Speakers include:
     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


NRCME Resources for the Medical Examiner


Tick Borne & Other Vector Disease Resources - HERE    


Members in the News

If you have news or know of a MAFP Member who is making news - Please contact the MAFP office.  Use subject line "Member News"


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