Advance Care Planning Made Fun & Easy

Join us as we host The Palliative Players at Maine Medical Center! The Palliative Players will show us what advance care planning can feel like and what to expect the conversation to be like – all through role-playing in a skit. Afterward, they will walk us through an advance directive and some of the common sticking points. You’ll have a chance to ask questions and learn how to get help filling out your advance directive. I bet you never thought that learning about your advance care planning options could be so entertaining! Bring your family and friends, this is important information that everyone should have. This event is co-sponsored by Hospice of Southern Maine.

2019 Tobacco Treatment and Prevention Conference

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.

MPHA Awards Ceremony

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.

Clinical Geriatrics Colloquium: Innovative Living Environments for Older Adults

The Thirteenth Annual University of Maine Clinical Geriatrics Colloquium: Innovative Living Environments for Older Adults

Friday, October 12, 2018
7:45 am –  4:00 pm
Wells Conference Center, University of Maine, Orono, ME

Description:
Please join The University of Maine Center on Aging at the Wells Conference Center for our Annual Geriatrics Colloquium! This year we will be exploring topics related to living environments for older adults, including:

– Housing Maine’s Growing Older Population
– Affordable Senior Housing: A Platform for Successful Aging in Community
– Where Do We Go from Here? Living Alternatives When Home Doesn’t Work
– Aging Friendly Design is (Wicked) Good Design
– Fall Prevention through Tai Chi, Personalized Risk Assessment and In-Home Adaptations
– Long Term Care Reimagined: The Household Model at The Cedars

Register now to save your spot!

Web Link to Event: https://mainecenteronaging.umaine.edu/geriatricscolloquium/

Registration Information:
Regular registration fee: $60.00 
Maine Gerontological Society (MGS) member fee: $40.00
Student fee: $25.00
Exhibitor fee (includes 1 regular registration): $125.00