Member Sections serve as professional units of the Maine Public Health Association and conduct activities that promote our 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.
The Health Equity Member Section focuses on populations who experienced historic and systemic disadvantages, leading to disparities in health statuses and outcomes. Specific topics are chosen based on group members’ interests, knowledge, and skillsets, along with available data, evidence, and priorities for Maine and MPHA. The work of the Section is grounded in evidence and focused on public health initiatives.
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, lawmakers and Maine residents. Member Section participants range from those who are new to public health to those with over 20 years of experience. Participants are required to be active member of the Maine Public Health Association and can join the Member Section at any time.
The Health Equity Member Section meets monthly on the third Tuesday of each month from 10am-11am via Zoom.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to join today.
Resources Developed by the Member Section
- Health Equity Toolkit (includes recordings and resources from the Health Equity Webinar Series)
- Best Practices in Public Health Communication to Promote Equity and Inclusion (webinar, CHES/MCHES available)
- COVID-19’s Impact on Mental Health in Immigrant Communities (webinar, CHES/MCHES available)
- MPHA Health Equity Webinars