Calendar

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

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.

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.


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