Upcoming Events

The following is a listing of events that might be of interest to those in Public Health.

Using Social Impact Bonds to Advance Public Health Goals @ webnar
May 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Social impact bonds are being looked at more and more as a way to finance public health initiatives. These new and flexible tools are spurring innovations in public health programs. With each new innovation more is learned about the potential and limitation of these new tools, and what legal tools could be used to promote the development and use of social impact bonds to advance public health objectives.

This webinar will describe the structure and function of the social impact bond model and summarize new innovations that use the model to fund various public health initiatives, including asthma and early childhood development. Speakers will also outline some of the limitations of the social impact bond model, explore recent state and federal legislative efforts to address them and provide perspectives of social impact bond implementers and investors.

5th Annual Maine Minority Health Conference @ Bates College, Olin Arts Center
Jun 3 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

The conference theme this year is “Advancing Health Equity in Maine through Community Health Workers.”  Keynote speakers include Jason Turi of the nationally renowned Camden Coalition, on “CHWs and Leadership/Adoption of CHWs in Traditional Care Settings,” and Don Operario, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Health, Brown University, on the challenging needs for equitable and improved access to services for vulnerable populations, including people living with HIV and Hepatitis.

Building Bridges between Transportation and Health @ webinar
Jun 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This webinar will discuss the connection between transportation and health and give insight into the specific process one community used to fund programs and how the programs are implemented from start to finish.  It will also highlight how advocacy and community organizing are used to move projects forward.

Enforcing Smoke-Free Housing Policies & Overcoming Barriers to Implementation: On-the-Ground Strategies @ webinar
Jun 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

By joining this webinar, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain insights from housing officials of the true benefits and leading reasons to adopt a smoke-free housing policy and the necessary steps for implementation of these policies.
  • Advance your understanding of successful approaches for enforcing a smoke-free policy.
  • Enhance your knowledge on issues such as working with staff to implement a smoke-free policy and strategies for overcoming challenges.
25th Annual Maine Geriatrics Conference @ Harborside Hotel & Marina
Jun 11 – Jun 12 all-day

SAVE THE DATE. For more information, go to http://une.edu/com/cme/events/geriatrics-confernece.

2015 Update – Preparing for the Future: Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementias @ The Atlatic Oceanside Hotel & Conference Center
Jun 13 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

SAVE THE DATE – New Horizons in Diagnosis, Treatment, Screening Tools, and Resources for Healthcare Professionals to Coordinate Person-Centered Care for Patients, Families, and Caregivers.  Click here – UNE Alzheimer’s Conference brochure – for a copy of the brochure.

Audience:  Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Social Workers, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, as well as all health professionals who care for adults & families affected by Alzheimer’s Disease.

For Registration & CME inquiries, please contact the UNECOM CME Dept. at cme@une.edu or call 207-602-2589.  CME credits are available for $25 to be paid in advance.

2015 Positive Youth Development Institute & Summer Training Academy @ University of New England, Biddeford
Jul 20 – Jul 22 all-day

Supporting Children and Youth in Learning – Anytime – Anywhere – Anyone

Keynote Speaker:  Kenneth Ginsburg, M.D., M.S. Ed

Registration opens February 15th.

For more information – http://www.pydi.net

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