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To:  Maine Clinicians

As noted in an initial communication last month, Maine DHHS is supporting several efforts aimed at improving health equity and addressing disparities with respect to race and ethnicity, particularly in response to disparities related to COVID 19.  As part of that work, Maine DHHS is partnering with colleagues to offer a series of monthly webinars focused on sharing creative solutions and best practices for working with Black, Indigenous and people of color at higher risk of COVID-19 infection. 

Following the first successful webinar in July, we will be offering additional webinars on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 7:30-8:30AM in August, September & October.  Focused topics for each session are outlined below, with more details and speaker information to follow.

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ME DHHS Webinar: Strategies for Addressing Disparate Impacts of COVID 19 (3rd Wed/mo, 7:30-8:30AM)

  • Wed, Aug 19: A Conversation with Health Care Providers Serving Diverse Communities
  • Wed, Sept 16:  Building Trust With Diverse Communities: Essential Steps for Health Care Providers  - Part 1
  • Wed, Oct 21: Building Trust With Diverse Communities: Essential Steps for Health Care Providers  - Part 2

Join Zoom Meeting (Same Zoom invite for all webinars; all sessions 7:30-8:30AM)
https://zoom.us/j/6218434986?pwd=dEJoNEVRSkVSN2dwZlJ5WEl3WjJsZz09

Meeting ID: 621 843 4986
Password: 338847

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Please mark your calendar!  We hope you will plan to join us for these conversations, and encourage you to share this information with your members.

Thank you for your help.

 

Please find Maine CDC's Infectious Disease Program Quarterly Case Counts Report for Quarters 1-2 below. 

This includes investigations initiated during MMWR Year 2020 (December 29, 2019 through June 30, 2020).  Only investigations with a case status are included in this report.  For all outbreak conditions confirmed, probable, and suspect case statuses are included.  For non-outbreak conditions confirmed and probable case statuses are included.  If a condition is not listed that means no cases met the case definition during this time.

These reports are also available online at http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/publications/index.shtml#Quarterlies.  

 

Leana E. Amáez (she/her/hers)

Manager of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Department of Health and Human Services

Phone: (207)446-2021 Email: [email protected]

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Opioid Crisis Policy Updates
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced recently that advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) and physician assistants (PAs) can now provide medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to 100 patients in the first year and ultimately provide MAT to 275 patients if they are practicing in a qualified practice setting, which is defined in the SAMHSA announcement. SAMHSA also announced that certified nurse-midwives (CNMs), certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) and clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) are now eligible to apply for their MAT waivers pursuant to the authorization in the SUPPORT Act. We understand that SAMSHA is notifying current MAT-waived providers of these developments. We will continue to monitor this issue to ensure the implementation is consistent with the announcement. Also, last week the Trump administration authorized an additional $1.8 billion to states to help combat the opioid crisis. 
 

 

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