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

Climate Action Conference – Maine Community-Based Approaches to a Clean Energy Future and Climate Change Solutions @ USM Lewiston Campus
Sep 16 all-day

This all-day gathering will bring together Maine climate activists from around the state to learn about advancing local climate and clean energy solutions.  Workshops will include information on local solar power, weatherization, micro-grids, sustainable businesses, clean transportation, youth organizing, 100% clean energy goals, community resilience, sustainable agriculture, town government best practices, grassroots organizing, and much more. The keynote speaker will be renowned author, environmental and peace activist George Lakey.  He will be presenting on “Building a Movement: A Big Picture vision for the climate.”

Let’s Go! National Obesity Conference: Working Together to get our Patients Moving @ MaineHealth Conference Center
Sep 28 – Sep 29 all-day

Join us to explore the key role of physical activity to improve your patients’ health. The National Physical Activity Plan will be our framework for using physical activity in the prevention, management, and treatment of obesity and related health conditions. We have an exciting line up of speakers from near and far, including the following and more:
• Vice Admiral Vivek Murthy, Surgeon General (invited)
• Dr. Robert Sallis, Kaiser Permanente, Founder – Exercise Is Medicine
• Dr. Liz Joy, Intermountain Healthcare, President of ACSM
• Dr. Eddie Phillips, Harvard Medical School, Founder-Institute of Lifestyle Medicine
• Dr. NiCole Keith, Indiana University, National Physical Activity Plan
• Experts from national and local YMCAs

MPHA 2017 Fall Conference – Health Equity: Can We Get There From Here? @ University of Southern Maine, Abromson Center
Oct 17 all-day

Please join us for the Maine Public Health Association’s 2017 Annual Conference, “Health Equity: Can We Get There From Here?” MPHA’s annual conference is the largest statewide meeting dedicated to public health in Maine. We attract 300+ public health professionals from across the state, and feature the latest science, policy, and programming related to public health in Maine.

We are so excited to announce Mark Fenton will be our 2017 keynote speaker! Mark is a national public health, planning, and transportation consultant, an adjunct associate professor at Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and former host of the “America’s Walking” series on PBS television.

In addition, we’ll be featuring two exciting panels:

Maine Funders Panel – Hear from Maine funders about their priorities, challenges, and opportunities!
Substance Use Policymaking Panel – Interactive discussion with Maine legislators about policymaking related to substance use, including marijuana legalization and opiates

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