"Overtreated" Author Shannon Brownlee
to Keynote MNPA Spring Conference

 2017 Annual Spring Conference for Nurse Practitioners - April 26-28, 2017
Point Lookout, Lincolnville, Maine

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Shannon Brownlee is a nationally known writer and essayist whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, Slate, Time, Washington Monthly, Washington Post, Times of London, Los Angeles Times, and BMJ among many other publications. She is best known for her groundbreaking work on overtreatment and the implications for health care policy. Her book, Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer, was named the best economics book of 2007 by New York Times economics correspondent David Leonhardt.

A former senior writer and editor at U.S. News & World Report, Brownlee lectures regularly in the U.S. and internationally at universities, medical schools, and public venues. Her work has been received numerous journalism awards, among them the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award, the 2010 American Society of Journalists and Authors June Roth Award for Medical Journalism, and the Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting.

Brownlee holds a master’s degree in marine science from the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), where she received the Alumnae Achievement Award of 2012. She was named one of the 45 most influential graduates of UCSC in 2010, the 45th anniversary of the campus’ founding. In 2009 she was named one of four writers who changed the world by the World Federation of Science Journalists. A former Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, she currently serves on the boards of Families USA and the Robert Graham Center of the American Academy of Family Practice. She is an editor of the “Less is More” section of JAMA Internal Medicine, a senior fellow at the New America Foundation, and an Instructor at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.

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MNPA Member Sara Hayes Featured in


     New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof frequently writes about human rights, women's rights, health and global affairs.  His column of March 4th was devoted to examining the likely consequences of  politically-based threats to vital health care for women, in a column titled,"She's 17 and Needs Birth Control. Do We Turn Our Backs?"
     The column features long-time MNPA member Sara Hayes NP of Freeport (above) who works at Family Planning Association of Maine which has clinics in Augusta, Lewiston and Rockland and other Maine locations.  To read the entire column, click here.


The MNPA 2017 Annual Meeting and election of officers is just a few weeks away at Point Lookout in Lincolnville on April 27th at 1 PM.

Below are the Board of Director and committee positions that will be chosen at this meeting. Included are names of people who have expressed an interest in running for an open position, but any MNPA member can run for any of the positions listed below.

Please contact us by March 20, 2017 at the email addresses below if you have an interest in running for a position.

Rhonda Selvin, Immediate Past President - rselvin@msn.com
Evelyn Kieltyka, President  - ekieltyka@mainefamilyplanning.org

Position                              Term                Candidate to date

President Elect                      2017-2019        Bethany Jarvis (Dedham)
Secretary                              2017-2019        Terri Taylor (Edgecomb)
Treasurer                              2017-2019        Sherryl Kempton (New Sharon)
Member-at-large                  2017-2019        Rhonda Selvin (West Boothbay Harbor)
Public Relations                    2017-2019        No candidate to date
Professional Development   2017-2019        No candidate to date
Legislative Committee          2017-2019        Kathleen Webster (Readfield)

For your information, the remaining Board and Committee positions that are not up for election this year are:

President                               2017-2019        Anne Perry (Calais)
Immediate Past President    2017-2019        Evelyn Kieltyka (East Winthrop)
Public Relations                    2016-2018        Meneah Haworth (Portland)
Professional Development   2016-2018        Amy Langley (Bangor)
Legislative                            2016-2018        Debra Ort


WHEN:  Saturday, June 17, 2017 8am - 4pm
WHERE:  Sheraton Portsmouth
FEATURING • Thomas Bodenheimer, MD, MPH Professor, UCSF School of Medicine,
Founding Director—Center for Excellence in Primary Care
SPONSORS:  Lown Institute, Maine Medical Association, NH Medical Society, Vermont Medical Society,
Maine Nurse Practitioners Association, Maine Alliance of Health Care Professionals


Are you interested in Integrative Healthcare?

 MNPA member Kathy Coleman, ANP is a member of the Integrative Wellness Council of Maine.  She welcome's participation in the council's work from other NPs. Please check out the website.  ContactTisha Bremner, council chair, tisha@integrativewellnessme.com, or Meneah Haworth, meneah.haworth@gmail.com for more info.

The Integrative Wellness Council of Maine is a group of like-minded medical providers and holistic health practitioners who are joining together in an opportunity to network and create a platform for continued community support and education of the ways in which complementary and alternative therapies may help our patients, clients, and students lead healthy, well, and whole live.

We would love to see more APRNs involved with the Integrative Wellness Council of Maine!