June 2020
MAFP PineCone ENews & Updates
MAFP 28th Annual Family Medicine Update Goes VIRTUAL!

Due to COVID19 Maine large indoor meeting restrictions the MAFP is moving our Annual Update CME & Business meeting to an On-line (Virtual) platform. Complete information (revised schedule, deadlines, registration information, etc) will be available in July
MMC Family Medicine Residents Speak Out Against Racism
June 5, 2020 - Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Residency releases statement “Black Lives Matter” citing racism as a Public Health crisis. The statement was signed by 50 Family Medicine Residents & Faculty. READ the Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Statement HERE
From Portland Press Herald -
"Maine organizations taking a public stand against racism, injustice"
June 15, 2020 - Glenn Jordan, Staff Writer - "Businesses and groups across the state have released statements decrying racism and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement" READ ARTICLE HERE
Maine DHHS needs your help!

DHHS is working on a strategy to ensure that children are up to date with their vaccinations. We are asking health care organizations to complete this brief survey by 6/22 , to assist in the planning process.

Thanks for your help -
Amy Belisle, MD
Chief Child Health Officer, Maine DHHS
Work cell: (207) 441-3642

Maine Immunization Program Issues Interim Guidance
June 16, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how healthcare providers operate and provide essential services to patients. Ensuring that immunization services are maintained or re-initiated is essential for protecting individuals and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases and outbreaks as well as reducing the burden of respiratory illness on healthcare systems during the upcoming influenza season.
From Annals of Family Medicine Archives - March 2009 -

It would seem that this is still true 11 years after publication: "Healing requires relationships - relationships which lead to trust, hope, and a sense of being known. But our healthcare system doesn’t deliver healing"

" The Problem of Fragmentation and the Need for Integrative Solutions" by Kurt C. Stange MD

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