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MPHA Committees

MPHA members have opportunities to help influence public health programming and policy through participating in various committees and sections. Each committee has its own purpose and goals and operates on a regular meeting schedule. Members of each committee not only have the satisfaction of having an active voice on important public health issues, but they also build lasting connections with fellow members. 

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Annual Meeting Planning Committee

This Committee is at the heart of planning and implementing Maine Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, development of a conference theme and agendas, speaker identification and outreach, abstract review, and assistance with meeting preparation, facilitation, and evaluation.

Member Sections

Member Sections serve as professional units of MPHA and conduct activities that promote the Association’s mission and goals. Member Sections provide opportunities for members to develop scientific/educational program content; develop policy papers in areas of interest or fields of practice; provide professional and social networking, career development, and mentoring. 

Involvement in the Member Sections is highly encouraged. Member Sections provide opportunities for professional development and networking, along with opportunities to play a role in informing current public health policy and education of other public health colleagues, policymakers, and the public. Member Section participants range from those who are new to public health to those with more than 20 years of experience. Participants are required to be active member of MPHA and can join the Member Section at any time.