Advocacy Opportunities in Maine:
“Doctor of the Day” at the Maine Legislature: Participate in the process as a “Doctor of the Day” at the Maine legislature. In addition to familiarizing yourself with Maine’s legislative process and meeting your legislators, you may have your children serve as “Honorary Pages” during your visit. This is a great opportunity to meet your legislators and increase visibility of family medicine. (The “Doctor of the Day” program is sponsored by the Maine Medical Association and has been on hold since 2021 due to COVID restrictions at the Maine Statehouse)
“Physicians’ Day at the Legislature” is a bi-annual event sponsored by the Maine Medical Association (MMA). Questions can be addressed to: Dianna Poulin, 207-480-4194 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (This event has been on hold since 2021 due to COVID restrictions at the Maine Statehouse.)
Maine Medical Association (MMA) Legislative Committee: The MMA Legislative Committee holds weekly conference call during the legislative session to review and finalize the MMA’s position on bills printed that week, to hear the views of specialty societies on the new bills or their concerns about any health policy issues, and to discuss the highlights of legislative action that week.
For more information or to join the calls, please contact Dan Morin, MMA Director of Governmental Affairs and Communications at email@example.com or 207-480-4199. MAFP Board members participate on every call.