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Alcohol Use Prevention in Maine

What are the long-term impacts of alcohol use on our health and systems?

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Course Information

  • Audience: All public health professionals working in nonprofits, healthcare, educational institutions, government and private sector
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Thursday, June 6th, 2024 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET.
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID:  Event ID: .
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Policy Development and Program Planning Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

Alcohol use kills an estimated 178,000 people in the US each year, but frequently, the harm caused by alcohol use is not regarded as a serious public health concern. This webinar will generate more public awareness and action in alcohol misuse prevention, and what we can do to disrupt alcohol use culture. 

This webinar will cover what alcohol use prevention currently looks like in Maine, and why alcohol use should be a priority of anyone working in substance use prevention.

What you'll learn

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify at least three ways that alcohol use impacts long-term health.
  • Understand the work being done at Maine CDC in alcohol use prevention
  • Understand what each person can do to help create clarity and intention within alcohol use culture

Subject Matter Experts

    Ellen Blake

    Ellen Blake

    Rebecca Boulos, MPH, PhD is executive director of Maine Public Health Association. Becca earned her Master of Public Health from Yale University and her PhD from Tufts University. Becca provides research expertise for MPHA’s advocacy and policy efforts.

    Ellen Blake is a certified prevention specialist working in substance use prevention for the Maine CDC, focusing on alcohol use prevention, workplace wellness, and problem gamblingservices. She began her work in prevention as a teenager, working for the Youth Empowerment Policy Project, and it’s been the field she’s worked to get back to ever since. Since starting at Maine CDC in 2020, she has elevated the state’s annual alcohol misuse prevention conference and created many new printed resources and tools to increase prevention awareness and strives to challenge our assumptions and break us out of habits, so each person can make informed and intentional choices about their health and safety.


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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of award 2 UB6HP31685‐05‐00 “Public Health Training Centers.” The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.