Upcoming Events

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

May
6
Fri
2016 Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention Conference: Prevention, Intervention and Hope Across the Lifespan @ Cross Insurance Center
May 6 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

The Beyond the Basics conference serves as a “best practice” conference offering participants in-depth information and the latest research in the field of suicide and suicide prevention. This year’s conference features national experts on late life suicide and self-injury, as well as local professionals to address suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention issues.

Plus workshops on:

  • Suicide prevention in schools
  • LGBTQ risk and protective factors
  • Crisis intervention
  • Active military and veterans
  • Messages of hope
  • Tools and resources
  • And more!

For more information or to register:  https://msppconference2016.eventbrite.com

May
9
Mon
Making the Connection: Climate Changes Allergies & Asthma (Part 1 of the Four-Part Making the Connection: Climate Changes Health) @ webinar
May 9 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
APHA and ecoAmerica are proud to co-sponsor a four-part webinar series investigating the health impacts of climate change. The series explores the connection between climate change and key areas of our health: allergies and asthma; health risks in children; mental health; and transportation and healthy community design as a mitigation approach.
In our first webinar, Making the Connection: Climate Changes Allergies and Asthma, participants will discover how climate change conditions adversely impact allergies and asthma. Register today.
1 free CME, CPH, or CHES credit is available for this activity. Participants must register, attend the entire live webinar and complete the evaluation online to obtain a CE certificate. You will receive an email from cpd@confex.com 48 hours after the webinar to complete your evaluation.This webinar was funded through a memorandum of understanding between the American Public Health Association and ecoAmerica. The contents of this webinar are solely the responsibility of the presenters and do not necessarily represent the official views of the American Public Health Association or ecoAmerica.

May
11
Wed
2016 Annual Tobacco Treatment Conference: Addressing Disparate Populations @ DoubleTree by Hilton
May 11 – May 12 all-day

This annual conference brings together nationally recognized speakers and presenters on a wide array of topics in tobacco treatment including new evidence, research, and innovative treatment strategies.  Plan to attend and network with colleagues from the tobacco treatment and control community in Maine and beyond.

More information and registration link coming in February – http://ptm.event.com/hub

May
16
Mon
Health Equity and Cultural Competence Training (Ellsworth) @ Maine Coast Memorial Hospital
May 16 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Positive health outcomes are not evenly distributed across the public. Some populations face much greater challenges in achieving and maintaining good health. Health Leaders can play a crucial role in understanding the reasons for these differences and leading strategies to promote greater health equity. In this workshop, we will explore the concepts of health and healthcare disparities, build greater insight into unconscious/implicit bias, and delve into models for developing individual and organizational cultural competence.

For more information, go to:  http://tinyurl.com/holg2cy

May
17
Tue
Health Equity and Cultural Competence Training (Augusta) @ Viles Arboretum
May 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Positive health outcomes are not evenly distributed across the public. Some populations face much greater challenges in achieving and maintaining good health. Health Leaders can play a crucial role in understanding the reasons for these differences and leading strategies to promote greater health equity. In this workshop, we will explore the concepts of health and healthcare disparities, build greater insight into unconscious/implicit bias, and delve into models for developing individual and organizational cultural competence.

For more information, go to:  http://tinyurl.com/zsm5677

May
20
Fri
NonProfit Finance Workshop @ Maple Hill Farm
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

MeHAF is working with the Nonprofit Finance Fund to offer a free full-day nonprofit finance workshop on Friday, May 20 at Maple Hill Farm in Hallowell. This workshop offers a great opportunity to learn from experts in nonprofit financial management. Below is an agenda for the day, which concludes with valuable networking time at the end of the meeting and includes light snacks and a cash bar.

We are opening up registration until the end of the day on May 12. Each organization may send up to two representatives to the meeting – please be sure to include both in your registration.

Agenda
8:30am-9:00am Check in and Breakfast

How to Assess Financial Health

9:00am-9:15am Welcome & Introductions
9:15am-9:30am Why is Nonprofit Finance So Challenging?
9:30am-11:00am Understand Operating Performance (the Income Statement)
11:00am-11:15am Break
11:15am-12:30pm Determine Strength of Balance Sheet
12:30pm-1:15pm Lunch
1:15pm-1:45pm Telling Your Financial Story

2nd Half of the Day: Learning From Each Other

1:45pm-2:15pm Group Exercise: What’s Promoting or Hindering Financial Health for Maine’s Health Advocacy Nonprofits?
2:15pm-2:45pm Breakout Discussions on Specific Financial Health Topics
2:45pm-3:30pm Report Out on Breakout Discussions
3:30pm-4:00pm Wrap Up: Key Themes and Takeaways for Consideration in MEHAF’s and NFF’s Work Going Forward

4pm-5pm Networking Hour

May
23
Mon
Applying the Research on Trauma and Resilience to the Realities of our Work in Behavioral Health & Corrections @ Husson University
May 23 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Many system-involved clients have experienced significant and multiple traumas and are living with the impacts of these every day.  But what does this mean for our day-to-day work?  The effects of trauma are significant and have been linked to various problems, including mental health and substance abuse challenges, difficulties with motivation in treatment, non-compliance, volatility, violent episodes, self-harm and other behaviors.  The use of trauma-informed approaches can be transformative and directly reduce such behaviors while increasing engagement and positive outcomes.  Trauma-informed practices help create productive service cultures, greater safety and security, and a climate of growth and healing for clients.  They also provide essential stability and support for staff.

This one-day training will provide cutting-edge information on the neuro-physiology of trauma and resilience so that professionals can maximize their effectiveness with clients, including those who present with complex needs in behavioral health as well as in correctional settings.  The training will also introduce a series of brief intervention strategies that professionals can use in the moment to address the impacts of trauma and improve outcomes.

6 Contact Hours Available

For more information about the program, credits, or to register, go to:  http://tinyurl.com/grfkauv

May
24
Tue
Paper Tigers – Free Afternoon Screening @ Husson University's Gracie Theatre
May 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The Penquis Public Health District invites you to join us for a free screening of Paper Tigers.  The movie chronicles a year in the life of Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, Washington, where the principal, faculty, and staff change the school’s understanding and approach to childhood trauma, helping students to cultivate their strengths, develop confidence, and change the trajectory of their lives.  Screening is free but registration required.

Paper Tigers – Free Evening Screening @ Husson University's Gracie Theatre
May 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Penquis Public Health District invites you to join us for a free screening of Paper Tigers.  The movie chronicles a year in the life of Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, Washington, where the principal, faculty, and staff change the school’s understanding and approach to childhood trauma, helping students to cultivate their strengths, develop confidence, and change the trajectory of their lives.  Screening is free but registration required.

May
25
Wed
4th Annual Maine Harm Reduction Conference @ University of Southern Maine, Lewiston Campus
May 25 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Keynote Speaker:  Why Harm Reduction is Necessary, but not Sufficient

Bruce K. Alexander, Ph.D-Vancouver BC substance use disorder psychologist, professor and researcher (“Rat Park” study, “Peaceful Measures”, “The Globalization of Addiction”)

Conference Outcomes:

  • Enhancing understanding of the connection between social structure, stigma, drug use and recovery
  • Providing practical knowledge, skills, attitudes and tools around the provision of health care services for people who use drugs
  • Enhancing understanding of new and controversial harm reduction strategies
  • Providing practical and theoretical knowledge concerning the role of law enforcement and civil servants in harm reduction

Other Workshops:

  • Naloxone training
  • Panel on Effective Interactions with Drug Users
  • Introduction to Harm Reduction
  • Prenatal Prevention
  • Supporting sex workers
  • Mindfulness and self-care
  • The history of medication assisted therapy in Maine

The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the Maine Medical Association’s Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Approval is currently pending.

The AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approved this CME Activity for a maximum of 5.5 hours of AOA Category 2-A CME credits. UNECOM designates this CME activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM, and 5.75 University of New England contact hours for non-physicians.

Contact hours may be submitted by non-physician, non-PA health professionals for continuing education credits.


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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