Calendar

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

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.

Who Should Attend? Clinicians, employers, payers, consumers, leaders of hospitals and health systems, students, policymakers, public health officials, community leaders, health advocates, non-profits, educators, community partners throughout Maine, New England, and beyond.

QC 2017 will include 18 breakout sessions, keynote speaker, opening plenary, networking luncheon, poster session, exhibitors, and more. 

About Keynote SpeakerDon Berwick

Dr. Don Berwick is an American health care legend. Father of the Triple Aim, Founding Executive Director of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and former Administrator of CMS, Dr. Berwick offers a vision of how, through continual improvement, innovations in healthcare deliv­ery, stronger leadership, and smarter policy, America can forge a system that satisfies our patients, achieves better outcomes, respects our limited resources, and honors our moral imperative to care for the disadvantaged. His focus on improving quality has gained him a reputation as a powerful motivator who can encourage institutions and individuals to do their work better.

Early Bird Rates through March 2
Member rate: $135
Non-member rate: $160
Student rate: $35

To register, click here.

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.

May
17
Wed
Providing Culturally and Linguistically Competent Behavioral Health Services to Diverse Populations in Rural Communities @ webinar
May 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Second in the 2017 Rural Behavioral Health Webinar Series: Behavioral Health of Children and Families in Rural Communities.

More information will be available at http://ruralbehavioralhealth.org/events closer to the broadcast date.

The 2017 Rural Behavioral Health Webinar Series will provide resources and information on innovative approaches to address rural community behavioral health. These approaches are embedded in a public health framework that acknowledges the role that social, economic, and geographic elements play in the lives of individuals and how they impact behavioral health and well-being. Through these webinars participants will learn about strategies to create and sustain services and supports that reduce the impact of behavioral health issues and promote a good quality of life for an entire community. The webinar series provides an opportunity for participants to learn from experts and is intended to facilitate peer-to-peer networking, knowledge exchange, and information sharing.

Jun
21
Wed
Responding to Natural Disasters in Rural Communities @ webinar
Jun 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Third in the 2017 Rural Behavioral Health Webinar Series: Behavioral Health of Children and Families in Rural Communities.

More information will be available at http://ruralbehavioralhealth.org/events closer to the broadcast date.

The 2017 Rural Behavioral Health Webinar Series will provide resources and information on innovative approaches to address rural community behavioral health. These approaches are embedded in a public health framework that acknowledges the role that social, economic, and geographic elements play in the lives of individuals and how they impact behavioral health and well-being. Through these webinars participants will learn about strategies to create and sustain services and supports that reduce the impact of behavioral health issues and promote a good quality of life for an entire community. The webinar series provides an opportunity for participants to learn from experts and is intended to facilitate peer-to-peer networking, knowledge exchange, and information sharing.

Aug
16
Wed
A Focus on Suicide Prevention in Rural Communities @ webinar
Aug 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Last in the 2017 Rural Behavioral Health Webinar Series: Behavioral Health of Children and Families in Rural Communities.

More information will be available at http://ruralbehavioralhealth.org/events closer to the broadcast date.

The 2017 Rural Behavioral Health Webinar Series will provide resources and information on innovative approaches to address rural community behavioral health. These approaches are embedded in a public health framework that acknowledges the role that social, economic, and geographic elements play in the lives of individuals and how they impact behavioral health and well-being. Through these webinars participants will learn about strategies to create and sustain services and supports that reduce the impact of behavioral health issues and promote a good quality of life for an entire community. The webinar series provides an opportunity for participants to learn from experts and is intended to facilitate peer-to-peer networking, knowledge exchange, and information sharing.


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