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Maine Academy of Family Physicians
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2017 June 20

Maine Tar Wars Poster Contest Winners Announced
Every year the MAFP sponsors a State-wide Poster Contest for Tar Wars - Tar Wars is a tobacco education program presented by physicians and other healthcare providers to 4th & 5th graders - presenting only takes an hour our of your year - why not volunteer?

Check out the winning posters HERE
FREE CME!!  AAFP Twitter "Chat" July 9

     Antibiotic overuse is a topic that has become a top priority for the medical community. Join our expert hosts Kenny Lin, MD, MPH, and Jennifer Middleton, MD, MPH, on Sunday, July 9 at 6 p.m. Central time for an opportunity to earn 4 CME credits for free.

     Read three brief AFP articles and then using the hashtag #afpcme, share tips about implementing evidence-based recommendations in practice, learn what’s worked for others, and get engaged in a growing campaign against the harmful effects of too much medicine. For information on how to register, click here.

     Part of the requirement to earn CME credit for the chat includes reading the three articles linked below in preparation for the event. 


    These articles are available for download in a free, open-access PDF packet(772 KB PDF) HERE.

Maine Providers Standing Up for Healthcare -
PRESS CONFERENCE - Fri. June 23 - Lewiston - 10:30am

     Maine Providers Standing Up for Healthcare is a grassroots organization that arose in early 2017 opposing the repeal of the ACA without a viable alternative.
     The purpose is to urge Senator Collins to oppose any bill that would reduce the number of Mainers with health insurance. Speakers will include frontline providers, patients, and state legislators.  All frontline healthcare providers in Maine (physicians, nurses, advanced practice professionals, mental health providers, physical therapists, etc) are welcome.

     If you are interested in becoming involved with the organization email Dr. Sam Zager at .

Maine WIC Program - Infant Formula Prescription Changes Effective July 1st:
Similac 24 ready to feed nursettes will no longer be authorized for issuance by the Maine CDC WIC Nutrition Program effective 7/1/17.  Shipments of Similac 24 nursettes have consistently arrived at WIC offices with compromised packaging;  many nursettes have broken seals, resulting in the following:
  • Leaking formula
  • Reports from parents that formula has a strong, foul smell
  • Significant staff time to inspect each nursette for broken seals