Jun
6
Thu
MPHA Awards Ceremony @ Viles Mansion
Jun 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

MPHA 2019 Spring Awards Ceremony
Thursday, June 6, 2019
5:30pm – 8:00pm
Viles Mansion, Augusta

We are now accepting nominations! To learn more about each of our Awards, please read below. To preview the nominations application: MPHA Awards Nominations 2019. Submissions are due Friday, April 19th at 5pm!

President’s Award

The President’s award is the highest award given by MPHA. Nominations are solicited and vetted by MPHA past presidents.

Public Health Program of Excellence Award

MPHA recognizes effective, efficient, evidence-based and creative public health programs that you know of in your community, district or throughout Maine. The goal of the Program of Excellence Award is to increase the visibility of public health initiatives in Maine, to promote adoption of effective public health programs, and to provide recognition to organizations involved in successful collaborative public health initiatives.

Ruth S. Shaper Memorial Award

The Ruth S. Shaper Memorial Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution in the area of public health. The individual will have demonstrated a broad orientation to health promotion and disease prevention that extends beyond his/her specific profession or field of interest. For example, the individual may have made a meaningful impact in health legislation, health education, health policy development, or consumer advocacy at either the community or state level. Professional rank or status in an organization is not an important factor. 

Phebe Conrey King Access to HealthCare Award

The Phebe Conrey King Access to Healthcare Award recognizes an individual or individuals who have made a significant contribution to improving access to healthcare in Maine.  The individual(s) will have demonstrated leadership abilities in promoting increased access to healthcare by all Maine residents.  He or she will have made a significant contribution toward meeting the needs of the uninsured and medically under-served. The nominee need not be a member of the Maine Public Health Association. Programs are not eligible as MPHA has previously established an award to recognize exemplary programs.

Eligible recipients will have made a significant contribution to improving access to healthcare in Maine. Nominees will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Proven leadership abilities in promoting increased access to healthcare by Maine residents.
  • Evidence that their efforts have led to the actual provision of healthcare services to the under-served.
  • A deep commitment to the goal of healthcare access by Maine residents.

 

Pam M.B. Studwell Tobacco Policy Award

The Pamela M.B. Studwell Tobacco Policy Award is given to an individual whose dedication, persistence, and passion for improving lives has significantly advanced best practice tobacco policies in Maine.

 

Public Health Policy Champion Award

This award recognizes a policymaker who has made a significant contribution to public health in Maine. This award was new for 2019.

Public Health Journalism Award

This award recognizes a journalist who has made a significant contribution to public health in Maine. This award was new for 2019.

Public Health Business Champion Award

This award recognizes a business for its leadership and commitment to integrating and promoting public health values into business practices. This award was new for 2019.

Public Health Rising Star Award

This award recognizes a young professional (<40 years old) in Maine who has made a significant contribution to public health in Maine. This award was new for 2019.

Jun
17
Mon
2019 Tobacco Treatment and Prevention Conference @ DoubleTree by Hilton
Jun 17 @ 7:30 am – Jun 19 @ 4:00 pm

This annual conference brings nationally recognized speakers and local experts together to discuss a wide array of tobacco treatment and prevention topics, new research and innovative approaches to tobacco control. It also provides an opportunity to network with other tobacco treatment professionals from across the state. Attendance at the conference is required for those seeking the National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Practice.  Read more about the 2019 conference in our registration announcement (4/10/19).

 

To learn more, including seeing the event agenda and registration options, please visit the conference website.

Sep
14
Sat
Human Trafficking Education and Training Academy
Sep 14 @ 2:22 pm – Sep 15 @ 3:22 pm

Human Trafficking Education and Training Academy

A two-day train-the-trainer workshop to develop skills for teaching health professionals about human trafficking.

Saturday, September 14 – Sunday, September 15, 2019 

Boston, MA

APPLY NOW

 

Tackling Trafficking through Health Care
The majority of trafficking victims in the United States have contact with a health professional while being trafficked. Yet, most health professionals have never been educated about trafficking. To train millions of practicing clinicians and trainees in the United States, more trainers, with content knowledge on human trafficking and teaching skills, are needed. This academy will equip public health and healthcare educators with the content knowledge and teaching skills to train health professionals in their communities to respond to human trafficking. This interactive, two-day program will focus on trafficking core content knowledge, teaching plan development and teaching practice to refine each participant’s human trafficking training skills

Co-sponsored by MGH Institute of Health Professions and HEAL Trafficking

HEALTH, EDUCATION, ADVOCACY, LINKAGE

A united group of multidisciplinary professionals dedicated to ending human trafficking and supporting its survivors, from a public health perspective.
Because Human Trafficking is a Public Health Issue