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

Mar
20
Tue
Tobacco Intervention: Basic Skills Training – York @ Union Bluff Meeting House
Mar 20 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Join other healthcare professionals in this one-day training to learn more about nicotine addiction and how to integrate brief, evidence-based tobacco treatment interventions into current practice. It has been well established that brief interventions can significantly increase quit attempts and lead to long term tobacco abstinence. Led by licensed healthcare professionals, participants will learn how to use effective, motivational strategies and gain confidence when working with patients or clients who use tobacco.

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 Skil

Target Audience: All healthcare, behavioral health, health education and public health professionals
A limited number of scholarships are available.

Continuing Education Credits are available. Please see the registration page for more information.

Apr
6
Fri
Living Well with Chronic Pain @ MaineHealth Care at Home
Apr 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Apr
11
Wed
Change Attitudes, Change Actions, and Champion Recovery in Healthcare @ University of New England, Innovation Hall
Apr 11 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

When it comes to creating recovery-ready communities, we can all be change agents in our organizations, agencies, and communities. The words we use have the ability to help, heal, hinder, or hurt people on their paths to recovery. This program will explore the impact of stigma on people living in recovery or seeking recovery from substance use disorder; engage participants to identify structural, public and self-stigma; and identify concrete ways to adopt language and take actions to align with and support the development of recovery oriented language, recovery oriented care, and recovery capital in ourselves, our organizations, and our communities. Lunch will be served.

Apr
13
Fri
Living Well with Chronic Pain @ MaineHealth Care at Home
Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Apr
14
Sat
Global Health & Innovation Conference @ Yale University
Apr 14 – Apr 15 all-day

The Global Health & Innovation Conference (#GHIC) is the world’s leading and largest global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,200 professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55 countries.  This must-attend, thought-leading conference convenes leaders, changemakers, and participants from all sectors of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.  For more information on confirmed speakers, visit http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference/speakers-2018

Apr
19
Thu
Community Screening Event: Resilience @ University of New England, Alumni Hall
Apr 19 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the University of New England and the Junior League of Portland April 19, 2018 for the screening of Resilience: The Biology of Stress & Science of Hope. The film follows pioneering individuals who looked at the ACEs research and the emerging science of Toxic Stress and asked, ‘Why are we waiting?’ Each took this new information and used it in new ways.

Learn more about the film and its producers here: https://kpjrfilms.co/resilience/

The filming will take place on the beautiful UNE Portland campus in Alumni Hall. Please reserve a spot as space is limited.

Thank you and we look forward to a night of engaged discussion.

Apr
20
Fri
Living Well with Chronic Pain @ MaineHealth Care at Home
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Apr
23
Mon
A Matter of Balance @ Kittery Community Center
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Southern Maine Agency and Aging and York Hospital have teamed up to offer this free class.  Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities.  A Matter of Balance is a nationally recognized workshop designed to help adults 60 and older manage falls and increase activity levels.  You will learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, make changes to reduce fall risks at home, and exercise to increase strength and balance.  Caregivers  are invited to attend.

Apr
26
Thu
Living Well with Chronic Pain @ Scarborough Public Library
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Apr
27
Fri
Living Well with Chronic Pain @ MaineHealth Care at Home
Apr 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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