Upcoming Events

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

Feb
7
Tue
Tobacco Intervention: BASIC Skills Training @ Double Tree by Hilton
Feb 7 all-day

Prerequisite: None
Target Audience: All healthcare, behavioral health and health education professionals

This one-day training assists healthcare professionals to implement effective, motivational strategies, gain confidence when working with patients/clients who use tobacco, understand nicotine addiction and integrate brief, evidence-based tobacco treatment interventions into current practice.

The curriculum includes:

  • The Burden of Tobacco Use
  • Tobacco Products & Vaping
  • Evidence-based Quit Methods
  • Motivational Engagement Strategies
  • Tobacco Treatment Medications
  • The 5 A’s Brief Intervention Model

Continuing Education Credits & Contact Hours (for nursing, dental, alcohol and drug, and physicians) will be available upon completion of an online evaluation.  Participants must attend the entire training to receive a certificate or credit.

Feb
14
Tue
MPHA Webinar Series – Maine Responds @ webinar
Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Maine Responds is a statewide volunteer registry system that uses a secure database to register, verify professional credentials, and provide communications to registered volunteers before, during and after a disaster or public health emergency.

Mar
2
Thu
Tobacco Intervention: BASIC Skills Training @ Senator Inn & Spa
Mar 2 all-day

Prerequisite: None
Target Audience: All healthcare, behavioral health and health education professionals

This one-day training assists healthcare professionals to implement effective, motivational strategies, gain confidence when working with patients/clients who use tobacco, understand nicotine addiction and integrate brief, evidence-based tobacco treatment interventions into current practice.

The curriculum includes:

  • The Burden of Tobacco Use
  • Tobacco Products & Vaping
  • Evidence-based Quit Methods
  • Motivational Engagement Strategies
  • Tobacco Treatment Medications
  • The 5 A’s Brief Intervention Model

Continuing Education Credits & Contact Hours (for nursing, dental, alcohol and drug, and physicians) will be available upon completion of an online evaluation.  Participants must attend the entire training to receive a certificate or credit.

Mar
6
Mon
MPHA Webinar Series – Diversion ALERT @ webinar
Mar 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This presentation will provide information about Diversion Alert and its resources and services in Maine, as well as provide an overview of the research that has been done to build the evidence base for the program.

Mar
15
Wed
Tobacco Intervention: BASIC Skills Training @ Hutchinson Center, University of Maine
Mar 15 all-day

Prerequisite: None
Target Audience: All healthcare, behavioral health and health education professionals

This one-day training assists healthcare professionals to implement effective, motivational strategies, gain confidence when working with patients/clients who use tobacco, understand nicotine addiction and integrate brief, evidence-based tobacco treatment interventions into current practice.

The curriculum includes:

  • The Burden of Tobacco Use
  • Tobacco Products & Vaping
  • Evidence-based Quit Methods
  • Motivational Engagement Strategies
  • Tobacco Treatment Medications
  • The 5 A’s Brief Intervention Model

Continuing Education Credits & Contact Hours (for nursing, dental, alcohol and drug, and physicians) will be available upon completion of an online evaluation.  Participants must attend the entire training to receive a certificate or credit.

Apr
5
Wed
QC2017 – In It Together – Achieving Excellent Patient & Provider Experience @ Augusta Civic Center
Apr 5 all-day

SAVE THE DATE –  QC2017

Over its 14 year history, the annual Maine Quality Counts Conference has become the largest and most anticipated gathering of health care professionals in the state.  Join us this year to investigate the emerging link between patient experience and provider experience – and the profound impact that both have on quality and cost.

For more information, please email qc2017@mainequalitycounts.org.

Tobacco Intervention: INTENSIVE Skills Training @ Double Tree by Hilton
Apr 5 – Apr 6 all-day

Prerequisite:  Completion of the Basic Skills Training
Target Audience:  All healthcare, behavioral health and health education professionals

Online registration opens October 2016.

This two-day skills-focused training will build on knowledge gained in the Tobacco Intervention Basic Skills Training.  With instructor guidance, participants will review comprehensive tobacco use assessments, learn to develop effective treatment plans, discuss considerations for medication management, review relapse prevention strategies and build on common counseling skills used in intensive tobacco treatment.

May
9
Tue
Annual Tobacco Treatment Conference @ Double Tree by Hilton
May 9 – May 10 all-day

SAVE THE DATE!

This two-day annual conference brings nationally recognized speakers and local experts together to discuss a wide array of tobacco treatment topics, new evidence and innovative treatment strategies.  It also provides an opportunity to network with other tobacco treatment specialists from across the state.  This is the third training offered in the Tobacco Treatment Specialist Certification pathway for healthcare professionals in Maine.

Online registration opens March 2017.


If you would like to list an event on our website (a free service for current MPHA members), please send the following to mpha@mcd.org: Name of Event, Short Description, Web Link to the Event, Registration Information


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