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

May
21
Mon
A Matter of Balance @ Kittery Community Center
May 21 @ 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.

May
22
Tue
A Matter of Balance @ Cape Elizabeth Community Center
May 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

A Matter of Balance is a nationally recognized program designed to reduce the fear of falling and encourage physical activity. The workshop is conducted over eight sessions, meeting weekly for two hours per session. Meetings will be held by trained volunteer leaders. Participants will learn to: view falling as something you can control, set goals and increase your activity level, make changes around the home to reduce fall risks, exercise to increase strength and balance, and become a proactive self-manager in reducing your own risk for falls.

May
24
Thu
Living Well with Chronic Pain @ Scarborough Public Library
May 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
May
28
Mon
A Matter of Balance @ Kittery Community Center
May 28 @ 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.

May
29
Tue
A Matter of Balance @ Cape Elizabeth Community Center
May 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

A Matter of Balance is a nationally recognized program designed to reduce the fear of falling and encourage physical activity. The workshop is conducted over eight sessions, meeting weekly for two hours per session. Meetings will be held by trained volunteer leaders. Participants will learn to: view falling as something you can control, set goals and increase your activity level, make changes around the home to reduce fall risks, exercise to increase strength and balance, and become a proactive self-manager in reducing your own risk for falls.

May
31
Thu
Living Well with Chronic Pain @ Scarborough Public Library
May 31 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Jun
4
Mon
A Matter of Balance @ Kittery Community Center
Jun 4 @ 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.

Jun
5
Tue
Identifying human trafficking victims in our midst: A public health response @ MGH Institute of Health Professions
Jun 5 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Social Workers
  • Case Managers
  • Counselors
  • Nurses
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physicians
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Community health care workers
  • Outreach workers
  • Other key providers and staff who have patient contact

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:  
  • Describe the issues of human trafficking as a public health issue.
  • Discuss the types of human trafficking.
  • Explicate a framework of trauma-informed care for persons who have experienced human trafficking.
  • Recognize and identify the physical and mental health consequences of human trafficking in your clinical practice and patient interactions.
  • Examine the role of law enforcement and governmental agencies in addressing human trafficking.
  • Access general social service referrals.

FORMAT

Live workshop from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Overview:  The purpose of this workshop is to address the critical role of the interprofessional team in addressing the identification, assessment, evaluation, management, and follow-up of individuals who are trafficked. A trauma-informed care model will be explored for application in clinical practice by all members of the interprofessional team.
A Matter of Balance @ Cape Elizabeth Community Center
Jun 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

A Matter of Balance is a nationally recognized program designed to reduce the fear of falling and encourage physical activity. The workshop is conducted over eight sessions, meeting weekly for two hours per session. Meetings will be held by trained volunteer leaders. Participants will learn to: view falling as something you can control, set goals and increase your activity level, make changes around the home to reduce fall risks, exercise to increase strength and balance, and become a proactive self-manager in reducing your own risk for falls.

Jun
6
Wed
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Training and Education @ MGH Institute of Health Professions
Jun 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Overview

A 4-hour workshop to provide healthcare professionals with the training, education and resources to facilitate early identification, treatment, prevention and linkage to services for victims who experience domestic violence or sexual assault.
 

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the scope of domestic violence and sexual assault (DV/SA) as a public health problem.
  • Discuss key concepts associated with the use of evidence-based practice in providing care to DV/SA patients and mandatory reporting.
  • Review current recommended medications for sexually assaulted patients.
  • Recognize key concepts related to perpetrators of DV/SA.
  • Discuss screening tools, community prevention strategies and resources for DV/SA patients.

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