Upcoming Events

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

Mar
30
Mon
Health Equity & Cultural Competence Training: The Role of Public Health @ Eastern Maine Community College
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

A workshop to 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.  After the workshop, participants will be able to: 1) Describe the concept of diversity as it applies to individuals and populations; 2) Incorporate strategies for interacting with persons from diverse backgrounds; and 3) Participate in the assessment of the cultural competence of their public health organization.

This workshop is also being held in Portland on March 31st.

Mar
31
Tue
Health Equity & Cultural Competence Training: The Role of Public Health @ University of New England
Mar 31 @ 11:30 am – 5:00 pm

A workshop to 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. After the workshop, participants will be able to: 1) Describe the concept of diversity as it applies to individuals and populations; 2) Incorporate strategies for interacting with persons from diverse backgrounds; and 3) Participate in the assessment of the cultural competence of their public health organization.

This is the same workshop that is being held in Bangor on March 30th.

Apr
1
Wed
QC 2015: Delivering Health Care or Health? @ Augusta Civic Center
Apr 1 all-day

Together we will explore the connection between health care and health.  We’ll debate the notion that health care delivery is limited to treating disease and injury.  We’ll discover new ways that individuals, employers, payers, providers, and public health professionals are working across Maine to improve the health of entire communities.  With outstanding keynote speakers and 22 workshop sessions to explore the issues, you won’t want to miss it.

Apr
14
Tue
2015 Statewide Education Conference – For caregivers, family members, professionals, and people living with dementia @ Holiday Inn By The Bay
Apr 14 all-day

The full-day conference will include a variety of programs for both family and professional caregivers as well as people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Keynote speaker: Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA. Teepa is an occupational therapist currently working as a dementia care and dementia education specialist. Also joining us will be Greg O’Brien, author of “On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s.” Registration fee includes lunch and six contact hours for professionals. Scholarships are available for family caregivers.

See Poverty … Be the Difference: Discovering the Missing Pieces for Helping People Move Out of Poverty @ Regatta Banquet & Conference Center
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Dr. Donna Beegle has captivated audiences across Maine, the nation and abroad, giving an ‘insider’s view’ of generational poverty.  York Community Service Association has invited Dr. Beegle to give an informative, inspirational and motivational presentation including working more effectively with students and families who live in the crisis of poverty.  She will speak about improving communication across poverty barriers, and her own journey from abject poverty to a Doctorate.  Her education, work, and passion are to help people from all races and backgrounds who are trapped in the crisis of poverty.  For more info, .

UNE’s Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Summit @ Northern Maine Community College
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Pre-registration is required by April 7th.  Please note that because some federal HRSA funds are being used to help pay for this, there are several questions required as part of the registration process.

This event is an opportunity for healthcare leaders and providers to learn more about the principles and science of interprofessional collaborative practice, tools to implement it, and developing interprofessional student clinical experiences.  We encourage you to attend as interprofessional teams!

We especially encourage attendance by anyone who is interested in helping to precept teams of health professions students in interprofessional teams of 2-3 (e.g., dental, medical, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, public health, and/or social work students).  We anticipate starting these interprofessional clerkships later this year and hope to have a discussion the afternoon of the Summit with those sites who are interested.

Power to the Patient: Managing Healthcare Costs by Managing Demand
Apr 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

For full description, click here.

May
4
Mon
2015 Tobacco Treatment Conference @ Double Tree by Hilton
May 4 – May 5 all-day

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

May
10
Sun
Public Health & Disasters @ Park City Marriott, Park City, UT
May 10 – May 13 all-day

Public Health and Disasters is a multidisciplinary national conference that brings together professionals from a variety of disciplines including academia, research, medical practice, and emergency response, as well as policy-makers from public health, community disaster preparedness, social science, government, media, and non-governmental organizations.  Presentation topics include funding, collaboration, safety training, and working as a first responder.  Plenary and breakout sessions will be hosted by professionals from California, Georgia, Utah, Washington, Brazil, and other locations.  For more information, including an agenda, go to http://tinyurl.com/uofu-ph-disasters.

May
13
Wed
Maine Harm Reduction Conference @ Augusta
May 13 all-day

The Maine Harm Reduction Conference is an annual educational offering organized by the Maine Harm Reduction Alliance, a network of people, programs and organizations dedicated to enhancing the provision of Harm Reduction services throughout Maine.

The Alliance, and the conference, strive to improve the health and well being of persons who use drugs, to ensure that they emerge health, happy and whole.

This year the Maine Harm Reduction Conference will continue to target health and public health providers, as well as social service providers. We would also like to introduce a half day track of workshops for law enforcement and first responders, and additional programming for consumers and those with a history of drug use. CMEs and CEUs will be made available.

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