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

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.
Jun
11
Mon
A Matter of Balance @ Kittery Community Center
Jun 11 @ 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
12
Tue
A Matter of Balance @ Cape Elizabeth Community Center
Jun 12 @ 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
13
Wed
Tobacco Intervention: Basic Skills Training – Houlton @ Shiretown Inn & Suites
Jun 13 @ 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.

Jun
14
Thu
A Matter of Balance @ Falmouth Senior Center MOB
Jun 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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
18
Mon
A Matter of Balance @ Kittery Community Center
Jun 18 @ 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.


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