Dedicated to assuring the health of Maine’s people and places.  

As a statewide association, we advocate, act and advise on critical public health challenges, assuring that all Maine residents have the opportunity to lead healthy lives, regardless of their income or where they live. We are not tied to a national agenda, which means we are responsive to the needs of Maine’s communities and we take that responsibility seriously. We believe we are only as healthy as the world around us. To that end, we work hard to assure the health of Maine’s people and Maine’s places.


Upcoming Events

2019 PREVENTION PROFESSIONALS CONFERENCE: Rising Above and Creating Hope: Engaging Communities in Prevention @ Hilton Garden Inn
Oct 29 @ 8:30 am – Oct 30 @ 4:30 pm

Rising Above and Creating Hope: Engaging Communities in Prevention

Sponsored by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention and
Maine Prevention Services

Tuesday & Wednesday, October 29-30, 2019

Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport, Maine

Prevention Professionals Conference is designed to offer Maine’s Prevention Community a broad range of learning opportunities, what was formerly known as Prevention Professionals Day has grown to become a 2-day conference. Participants can choose to attend either one or both days. The conference will focus on providing information and resources for the field of tobacco and substance use prevention including building resilience and protective factors as a prevention strategy; innovative approaches to addressing health disparities; framing and messaging; comorbidity tobacco and marijuana use; and engagement of youth in prevention. The program includes both panel presentations and plenary sessions that will provide the opportunity for interaction among participants.


The target audience of this conference includes community prevention professionals; coalition members; tobacco, substance use and mental health prevention and health promotion practitioners; program managers and administrators; state agency prevention staff; volunteers and task force members; and others who deliver tobacco, substance use and mental health prevention services or who are interested in prevention issues and practice.


Michael Tynan, Public Health Analyst– Center for Disease Control & Prevention 

William R. Geary, Ph. D- Global Evaluation Solutions


This conference has been approved by the Maine Prevention Certification Board and meets the requirements for Prevention Specialist Certification in Maine. 12.5 hours of training for Certified Prevention Specialists: ATOD and IC&RC Prevention Performance Domains 1-6.  (6.25 hours per day)

This program constitutes 12.5 hours of training through AdCare Educational Institute of Maine, Inc.  (6.25 hours per day)

Registration Fee:

October 29, 2019: $30 (one day only)

October 30, 2019: $30 (one day only)

October 29 & 30, 2019: $50 (Both days)