Maine Public Health Association’s 2019 Annual Conference, “One Maine, One Health: Uniting Maine’s people, environment and wildlife for better health and economy

Please join us for the Maine Public Health Association’s 2019 Annual Conference, “One Maine, One Health: Uniting Maine’s people, environment and wildlife for better health and economy.” According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the “One Health” concept recognizes that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment. A One Health approach includes physicians, veterinarians, ecologists, and many other public health professionals to monitor and control public health threats and to learn about how diseases spread among people, animals, and the environment.

MPHA’s annual conference is the largest statewide meeting dedicated to public health in Maine. We attract 400+ public health professionals from across the state, and feature the latest science, policy, and programming related to public health in Maine.

Conference Agenda & Full Conference Program

2019 Keynote Speaker
Nirav Shah, MD, JD
Director, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention

2019 Plenary Speaker
Pamela Aaltonen, PhD, RN

APHA President

Directions to the Augusta Civic Center

GPS Address
76 Community Drive
Augusta, ME 04330

Parking
There is plenty of on-site parking at the Civic Center.

Hotel Accommodations
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Best Western Plus Civic Center Inn Augusta, located at 110 Community Drive, Augusta, ME 04330. Please call the hotel at 207-622-4751 to make your reservation, using code, “MPHA”. Discounted rates are available from Monday, October 7 – Wednesday, October 9. We have reserved the following types of rooms:

  • 15 King Non-Smoking rooms ($110/night + 9% occupancy tax)
  • 10 Two Double Bed Non-Smoking rooms ($110/night + 9% occupancy tax)

2019 PREVENTION PROFESSIONALS CONFERENCE: Rising Above and Creating Hope: Engaging Communities in Prevention

2019 PREVENTION PROFESSIONALS CONFERENCE:
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.
  

TARGET AUDIENCE

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.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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

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

CONTINUING EDUCATION 

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)

Human Trafficking Education and Training Academy

Human Trafficking Education and Training Academy

A two-day train-the-trainer workshop to develop skills for teaching health professionals about human trafficking.

Saturday, September 14 – Sunday, September 15, 2019 

Boston, MA

APPLY NOW

 

Tackling Trafficking through Health Care
The majority of trafficking victims in the United States have contact with a health professional while being trafficked. Yet, most health professionals have never been educated about trafficking. To train millions of practicing clinicians and trainees in the United States, more trainers, with content knowledge on human trafficking and teaching skills, are needed. This academy will equip public health and healthcare educators with the content knowledge and teaching skills to train health professionals in their communities to respond to human trafficking. This interactive, two-day program will focus on trafficking core content knowledge, teaching plan development and teaching practice to refine each participant’s human trafficking training skills

Co-sponsored by MGH Institute of Health Professions and HEAL Trafficking

HEALTH, EDUCATION, ADVOCACY, LINKAGE

A united group of multidisciplinary professionals dedicated to ending human trafficking and supporting its survivors, from a public health perspective.
Because Human Trafficking is a Public Health Issue

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.