Course Information

  • Audience: Public health workforce
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, March 26, 2024
    2:00 - 3:00 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 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: Pending

    Southern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center is an approved provider with distinction of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division Education Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 1.0 Contact Hours Activity Number: 1557 This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Southern NH AHEC and The New Hampshire Public Health Association. The Southern NH AHEC is accredited by the NH Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Southern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 Credit (s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. For other professionals: 1.0 professional hours of continuing education.
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.

  • Competencies: Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

Workplace violence encompasses a range of behaviors that involve acts or threats of violence towards employees occurring within the workplace. These behaviors can include verbal abuse, bullying, harassment, physical assaults, and even the extreme act of homicide. Data reveals that healthcare workers face a significantly higher risk of encountering workplace violence compared to workers in other industries. This alarming statistic indicates that healthcare professionals are five times more likely to experience such incidents. A recent survey conducted by National Nurses United in 2022 further supports this concerning trend, with 40 percent of hospital nurses reporting an upsurge in violent episodes within their workplace. In this session, the speaker will discuss types of violence, risk factors, preventive measures, and de-escalation techniques and tips.


What you'll learn

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify each of the four major types of inpatient violence
  • Discuss strategies to manage each major type of violence
  • Employ at least two strategies to manage each major type of violence


This webinar is recorded and made available within 2 business days of the webinar close. Please log in to view the recording in the section "View a Recording of the Webinar. "


Subject Matter Expert

  • Jeffrey Fetter

    Dr. Jeffrey Fetter

    Chief Medical Officer New Hampshire Hospital Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Jeffrey C. Fetter, MD attended Johns Hopkins University, received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, and is board certified in psychiatry and internal medicine. Dr. Fetter also completed the University of New Hampshire Physician Leadership Development Program. He is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth who has focused his career on addressing clinical care at the interface of psychiatry and general medicine. Dr. Fetter began his practice at New Hampshire Hospital, as a staff psychiatrist leading a psychiatric team treating medically ill patients, and a multidisciplinary Cardiometabolic Consultation Service. He moved to Concord Hospital where he headed the Consultation-Liaison Service, but also practiced in the Emergency Department, ECT service, inpatient unit, and a cardiometabolic psychiatry clinic. As Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at the NH Department of Corrections he oversaw primary care of over 2000 inmates in three prisons and three halfway houses. He managed a substantial influenza outbreak in 2015, and established a prison hospice program. He also practiced psychiatry in the Residential Treatment Unit and the Special Housing Unit (solitary confinement). At Riverbend Community Mental Health Center, Dr. Fetter served as CMO overseeing psychiatric care in settings including the Community Support Program, integrated primary care/mental health settings, and residential services. He provided direct patient care on the ACT team. He led the agency’s response to the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently CMO of New Hampshire Hospital, Dr. Fetter is responsible for oversight of clinical services. He participates in educational programs for trainees and staff and has been active in the NH state mental health system’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Fetter has published several articles on clinical and public health management of COVID-19 in community mental health and psychiatric hospital settings. Dr. Fetter is the recipient of the Abraham Lenzner, MD Award in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, the Association of Medicine and Psychiatry’s Martin Fenton, MD Award, the NH Public Health Association’s Friend of Public Health Award, the NH Psychiatric Society’s Leadership Award in 2021, and the National Alliance for Mental Illness’ Exemplary Psychiatrist for 2023. He is also a scout leader and plays fiddle in an old-time string band.


Registration

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Acknowledgement: 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.

Course Information

  • Audience: Audience nurses, community health workers, educators, public health professionals, and others
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Monday, March 18, 2024
    1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
  • 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: 1131137 Event ID:  PM1131137_03182024.
    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: Monkeypox Lessons Learned and Strategies Moving Forward
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

This webinar will explore key factors for the preparedness of future mpox outbreaks: common misconceptions, vaccination gaps, and community stigma. Through exploring and discussing current research and limitations, individuals and organizations can improve their capacity to abate future transmission of mpox.


What you'll learn

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the current state of mpox pandemic globally.
  • Evaluate gaps in mpox and vaccination knowledge and common misconceptions.
  • Critically interpret novel cases of mpox and potential impacts of community stigma.
  • Build capacity for future outbreaks of mpox.

This webinar will be recorded and made available within 2 business days of the webinar close. Please log in to view the recording in the section "View a Recording of the Webinar.

Subject Matter Expert

  • Tom Carpino

    Tom Carpino

  • Tom Carpino, MPH, is a professor and doctoral candidate at Johns Hopkins University, studying infectious disease epidemiology. His research explores sexual health and stigma among sexual and gender diverse communities. Since the inception of the global 2022 mpox pandemic, Tom shifted his focus as a health advocate to prioritizing his doctoral studies on understanding and abating mpox, working alongside the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Emory University to launch an mpox survey for American MSM.


    Registration

    Select the Enroll Me button below to register for this recording. If you have any trouble accessing the recording, contact support@nephtc.org.


    Acknowledgement:
    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.

On the Brink: Health Care in Maine and America

Why is the U.S. health care “system” so broken, and what will it take to fix it?

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Course Information

  • Audience: All public health professionals working in nonprofits, housing, healthcare, educational institutions, government and private sector
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Thursday, April 4th, 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: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_02012024.
    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


This webinar will briefly review the problematic state of health care in Maine and America and three interlocking factors contributing to its deterioration:  lack of access to care, increasing corporatization of health care, and provider shortages.  There is no one fix for health care in America, but a publicly funded, universal system of care would greatly improve the current situation.  We will discuss what such a system might look like in Maine, how we might get there, what challenges will hinder its establishment, and what problems it will not solve.


What you'll learn

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and discuss several current problems with the health care system in Maine and America
  • Explain one model for publicly funded, universal health care in Maine
  • Describe several challenges to achieving such a system and assuring its effectiveness


Subject Matter Expert

  • David Jolly

    David Jolly

  • David Jolly, DrPH retired after 17 years of teaching in the Department of Public Health Education at North Carolina Central University, where he conducted prevention research on HIV/AIDS, tobacco, and cancer. He also designed and taught a public health policy course focusing on access to health care. Prior to teaching, Dr. Jolly spent over 15 years working in public health, largely in the field of HIV/AIDS. He served as the first Head of the NC State AIDS Control Branch, the Manager of the North Carolina AIDS Training Network, and the Director of the American Social Health Association’s CDC Hotlines Project Office, where he coordinated the national AIDS, STD, and immunization hotlines. He currently volunteers at the Surry Elementary School and serves on the board of Maine AllCare.



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Acknowledgement:
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.

Treatment Strategies in Primary Care: Nicotine Replacement Therapy & NAC Treatment for Cannabis Use Disorder

What strategies can be used by health and public health providers/professionals to educate youth and their families about harm reduction and using NRT and NAC for treatment in nicotine and cannabis use?

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Course Information

  • Audience: All public health professionals working in nonprofits, housing, healthcare, educational institutions, government and private sector
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, April 2nd, 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: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_02012024.
    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: Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar


Data from the Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey suggest that about half of the youth who vape use nicotine; and about a third report using THC... but did you know that about half of kids using electronic vaporizing devices in Maine made an attempt to quit last year? We need to be ready to help them and support their quit attempt. Join Drs. Fanburg and Hagler on April 2nd for a lunch and learn session to learn about and discuss medications that may help your patients QUIT. We will review evidence and expert recommendations for treatment of Nicotine Use Disorder, Cannabis Use Disorder and learn Tips and Tricks to support patients.


What you'll learn

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss medications to help youth with substance use disorder quit
  • Describe evidence for the use of nicotine replacement therapy to treat Nicotine Use Disorder and Cannabis Use Disorder


Subject Matter Experts

  • Jonathan Fanburg

    Jonathan Fanburg

  • Jonathan Fanburg, MD, MPH is Chief of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Maine Medical Center.

  • Deb Hagler

    Deb Hagler

  • Deb Hagler, MD, MPH, FAAP, is immediate past-president of the Maine Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics and practicing pediatrician at Midcoast Pediatrics in Brunswick, Maine



Registration

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Acknowledgement:
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.

Course Information

  • Audience: All public health professionals working in nonprofits, healthcare, educational institutions, government and private sector
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Thursday, January 25th, 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: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_01252024.
    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

The tobacco industry wrote the playbook for all other industries that rely on predatory practices that harm human, environmental and ecological health. That playbook leads to premature death and reduced quality of life for communities, particularly those already experiencing health and economic disparities. As such, efforts to advance policies to end the sale of flavored tobacco products have social and environmental justice implications. Maine Public Health Association joined with dozens of other health, education, and business partners on a multi-year campaign to end the sale of all flavored tobacco products in Maine. We’ve made progress, but the work continues.


What you'll learn

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the toll of tobacco use in Maine
  • Describe flavored tobacco products
  • Describe environmental impacts of tobacco use and waste
  • Describe disproportionate harms of tobacco industry practices and the social justice implications


Subject Matter Experts

  • Becca Boulos

    Rebecca Boulos

  • 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.

  • Matt Wellington

    Matt Wellington

  • Matt Wellington serves as associate director of Maine Public Health Association. Matt earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Manhattan College and has more than 10 years of experience running advocacy campaigns across the country, bringing cross-sector coalition building and communications expertise to our campaign efforts.



Registration

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Acknowledgement:
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.

Course Information

  • Audience: All public health professionals working in nonprofits, healthcare, educational institutions, government and private sector
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, December 20th, 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: 1131137 Event ID:SS1131137_CIMPART4.
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluations, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:PowerPoint and follow-up email with any links mentioned during presentation.
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Technical Requirements: This webinar is hosted on the Zoom platform. Please refer to the Zoom System Specifications to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements for connecting.

About this Webinar

Join Maine Public Health Association for this 4-part webinar series about cannabis policies and impacts at the state and local level. 

Series Schedule: 

  • Nov 29, 2023 12:00 PM 
    Cannabis & Health - Lexi Perry (Maine CDC) & Scott Gagnon (AdCare Maine)

  • Dec 6, 2023 12:00 PM
    Youth Use & Impacts - Rob Rogers (Kennebec Behavioral Health) & Lee Anne Dodge (SoPo Unite)

  • Dec 13, 2023 12:00 PM
    Medical vs. Adult Use - Gabi Pierce (Maine Office of Cannabis Policy) & Becca Boulos (Maine Public Health Association) 

  • Dec 20, 2023 12:00 PM
    Municipal vs. State Policy - Rebecca Lambert (Maine Municipal Association) & Janet Dosseva (Westbrook Partners for Prevention)

What you'll learn

At the end of the recording, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the differences in policy scope at the state and local levels
  • Describe policy options municipalities have to protect public health and safety

Subject Matter Experts

  • Rebecca Lambert

    Rebecca Lambert

  • Rebecca Lambert is the Municipal Issues Specialist at Maine Municipal Association.

  • Janet Dosseva

    Janet Dossevan

  • Janet Dosseva is the Program Director at Westbrook Partners for Prevention



Registration

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Acknowledgement:
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Deparment 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.

Course Information

  • Audience: All cross sector professionals interested in Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Thursday, March 7th, 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: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_03072024.
    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: Health Equity Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

One of the largest Opioid Health Home providers in Maine, Groups Recover Together (Groups) provides comprehensive community-based treatment for individuals suffering from opioid use disorder (OUD). Since 2019, the Maine Department of Corrections has partnered with Groups to provide connections to treatment for individuals releasing from custody. Between July 2019 and August 2023, Groups helped connect over 1,000 incarcerated individuals to community-based medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) treatment. This partnership has yielded positive results in the form of decreased fatal overdose rates among this population. 


What you'll learn

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify characteristics of evidence-based outpatient treatment for individuals with opioid use disorder.
  • Identify benefits associated with using a harm reduction approach to opioid use disorder treatment.
  • Discuss the benefits of comprehensive discharge planning for individuals with an opioid use disorder releasing to the community following incarceration.


Subject Matter Expert

  • Melissa Caminiti

    Melissa Caminiti

  • Ms. Melissa Caminiti, MPH, RN is a Partnership Director with Groups Recover Together, where she develops strategic relationships to increase access to comprehensive, value-based community treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD). Formerly, she served as Director of Recovery and Reentry Services with Wellpath for the Maine Department of Corrections. In that role she had oversight for the operationalization of OUD treatment services for Maine’s six adult state prison facilities. She received both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.



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Acknowledgement:
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.

Course Information

  • Audience: All public health professionals working in nonprofits, healthcare, educational institutions, government and private sector
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, December 6th, 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: 1131137 Event ID:SS1131137_CIMPART2.
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluations, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Community Partnership Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:PowerPoint and follow-up email with any links mentioned during presentation.
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Technical Requirements: This webinar is hosted on the Zoom platform. Please refer to the Zoom System Specifications to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements for connecting.

About this Webinar

Join Maine Public Health Association for this 4-part webinar series about cannabis policies and impacts at the state and local level. 

Series Schedule: 

  • Nov 29, 2023 12:00 PM 
    Cannabis & Health - Lexi Perry (Maine CDC) & Scott Gagnon (AdCare Maine)

  • Dec 6, 2023 12:00 PM
    Youth Use & Impacts - Rob Rogers (Kennebec Behavioral Health) & Lee Anne Dodge (SoPo Unite)

  • Dec 13, 2023 12:00 PM
    Medical vs. Adult Use - Gabi Pierce (Maine Office of Cannabis Policy) & Becca Boulos (Maine Public Health Association) 

  • Dec 20, 2023 12:00 PM
    Municipal vs. State Policy - Rebecca Lambert (Maine Municipal Association) & Janet Dosseva (Westbrook Partners for Prevention)

What you'll learn

At the end of the recording, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the health impacts of cannabis use on youth development and health
  • Describe the health impacts of cannabis use on adult health

Subject Matter Experts

  • Robert Rogers

    Robert Rogers
    LADC, CCS,
    LSW, PS-A Director of Substance Use Prevention & Grant Services Kennebec Behavioral Health

  • Robert Rogers LADC, CCS, LSW, PS-A has been working with youth and families throughout Somerset and Kennebec Counties since 1994. Currently, Robert works for Kennebec Behavioral Health as Director of Substance Use Prevention and Grant Services. He worked with Somerset Public Health as the Drug Free Communities Program Coordinator completing 10 years of coalition work. Robert is a certified Prime for Life instructor and a State of Maine certified Responsible Beverage Seller trainer for the Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages & Lottery Operations. Robert also coordinates Respect ME, a Certified Domestic Violence Intervention Program for female survivors of domestic violence that used resistive violence with their intimate partners. Robert was appointed to the states Substance Abuse Service Commission, served by appointment on the states Maine Opiate Collaborative Prevention and Harm Reduction team, served as Chair for the Maine Prevention Specialists Certification Board, and serves as a Maine representative on the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center’s Advisory Board. Additionally, Robert is on the Board of Directors for AdCare of Maine and Sunset Home; a non-profit assisted living facility for older women in Waterville, Maine. Robert is an Adjunct Professor of Substance Use Prevention at the University of Maine at Farmington. Most recently, Robert was appointed by Governor Mills to the State of Maine Board of Alcohol & Drug Counselors and serves as the Board’s Chair. In 2021 Robert was awarded the Neill E. Miner Memorial Prevention Award and in 2014 was awarded Prevention Provider of the Year by the Maine Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse.

  • Lee Anne Dodge

    Lee Anne Dodge
    Program Director, SoPo Unite-All Ages All In

  • Lee Anne Dodge is a Prevention Specialist and the Program Director of SoPo Unite: All Ages, All In-A Drug Free Communities Coalition. She has a Masters degree in Adult and Higher Education. Previously she was on the Maine CDC’s Prevention Team and provided oversight and technical assistance to community coalitions across the state. She worked at the University of Southern Maine as the Assistant Director of Student Life and Coordinator of Substance Use Prevention and Wellness. She was the coordinator of HEAPP- Maine’s Higher Education Alcohol Prevention Partnership and worked with over twenty of Maine’s campuses on substance use prevention. She has been a Prime for Life instructor for DEEP (Driver Education and Evaluation Program) instructor for the past 20 years and taught the Under 21 Program. She worked at the University of New Hampshire as a residence director for ten years. She lives in Dresden, Maine with her husband Andy and their yellow Lab: Minnie Pearl.



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Acknowledgement:
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Deparment 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.

Course Information

  • Audience: All public health professionals working in nonprofits, healthcare, educational institutions, government and private sector
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, December 13th, 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: 1131137 Event ID:SS1131137_CIMPART3.
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluations, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:PowerPoint and follow-up email with any links mentioned during presentation.
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Technical Requirements: This webinar is hosted on the Zoom platform. Please refer to the Zoom System Specifications to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements for connecting.

About this Webinar

Join Maine Public Health Association for this 4-part webinar series about cannabis policies and impacts at the state and local level. 

Series Schedule: 

  • Nov 29, 2023 12:00 PM 
    Cannabis & Health - Lexi Perry (Maine CDC) & Scott Gagnon (AdCare Maine)

  • Dec 6, 2023 12:00 PM
    Youth Use & Impacts - Rob Rogers (Kennebec Behavioral Health) & Lee Anne Dodge (SoPo Unite)

  • Dec 13, 2023 12:00 PM
    Medical vs. Adult Use - Gabi Pierce (Maine Office of Cannabis Policy) & Becca Boulos (Maine Public Health Association) 

  • Dec 20, 2023 12:00 PM
    Municipal vs. State Policy - Rebecca Lambert (Maine Municipal Association) & Janet Dosseva (Westbrook Partners for Prevention)

What you'll learn

At the end of the recording, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the regulatory similarities and differences between the Adult Use and Medical Cannabis programs in Maine.
  • Describe what impacts these policy frameworks have on the two industries, including use patterns, retail density, potency and safety.

Subject Matter Experts

  • Becca Boulos

    Becca Boulos

  • Becca Boulos, MPH, PhD is Executive Director at Maine Public Health Association

  • Gabi Pierce

    Gabi Pierce

  • , Esq is the Policy Director at the Maine Office of Cannabis Policy.



Registration

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Acknowledgement:
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Deparment 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.

PFAS: So Much Information – What’s Really Needed?


If PFAS were first used in the 1940s, why are we only now learning about PFAS, their use and the health concerns associated with them?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals, human health clinicians, environmental scientists, health scientists, students, community organizers, environmental non-profit workers, and others interested in the health of humans and the environment.
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: December 12, 2023 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST.
  • 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 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_12122023.
    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: Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

In this first session on per and poly fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), we will focus on identification of PFAS as a large group of chemicals, how PFAS are defined, how people are exposed to a small subset of the PFAS chemicals that are currently regulated in drinking water sources around New England. We will also discuss evidence for population health concerns, as well as efforts being taken in the region to address PFAS.


What you'll learn

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Define PFAS and list 6-7 PFA chemicals of importance
  • Identify the key exposure sources in people in New England
  • Describe the health concerns associated with the 6-7 PFAS chemicals
  • Discuss the efforts in New England and federally to address PFAS



Subject Matter Expert

  • Wendy Heiger-Bernays

    Wendy Heiger-Bernays

  • Wendy Heiger-Bernays, PhD is Professor of Environmental Health at the BU School of Public Health where she has spent decades applying her expertise in toxicology and risk assessment to research and translation around environmental chemical exposures. She serves as Chair of her local Board of Health, as a member of the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act Science Advisory Board and is on the Science Advisory Chemicals Committee for the Federal EPA Toxics Substances Control Act.



    Registration

    Select the Enroll Me button below to register for this recording. If you have any trouble accessing the recording, contact support@nephtc.org.



    Acknowledgement:
    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.

Course Information

  • Audience: All public health professionals working in nonprofits, healthcare, educational institutions, government and private sector
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, November 29th, 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: 1131137 Event ID:PM1131137_CIMPART1.
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluations, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:PowerPoint and follow-up email with any links mentioned during presentation.
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Technical Requirements: This webinar is hosted on the Zoom platform. Please refer to the Zoom System Specifications to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements for connecting.

About this Webinar

Join Maine Public Health Association for this 4-part webinar series about cannabis policies and impacts at the state and local level. 

Series Schedule: 

  • Nov 29, 2023 12:00 PM 
    Cannabis & Health - Lexi Perry (Maine CDC) & Scott Gagnon (AdCare Maine)

  • Dec 6, 2023 12:00 PM
    Youth Use & Impacts - Rob Rogers (Kennebec Behavioral Health) & Lee Anne Dodge (SoPo Unite)

  • Dec 13, 2023 12:00 PM
    Medical vs. Adult Use - Gabi Pierce (Maine Office of Cannabis Policy) & Becca Boulos (Maine Public Health AssociationA\) 

  • Dec 20, 2023 12:00 PM
    Municipal vs. State Policy - Rebecca Lambert (Maine Municipal Association) & Janet Dosseva (Westbrook Partners for Prevention)

What you'll learn

At the end of the recording, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the health impacts of cannabis use on youth development and health
  • Describe the health impacts of cannabis use on adult health

Subject Matter Experts

  • Lexi Perry

    Lexi Perry

  • Lexi Perry is a Prevention Specialist at Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Scott Gagnon

    Scott Gagnon

  • Scott Gagnon is Associate Executive Director at Adcare Educational Institute of Maine.



Registration

Select the Enroll Me button below to register for this recording. If you have any trouble accessing the recording, contact support@nephtc.org.



Acknowledgement:
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Deparment 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.

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals, public health leadership
  • Format: Self-Paced
  • 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: 1131137 Event ID:  TBA   
    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: Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials: Course Guide and Technical Requirements (PDF)
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Technical Requirements: This training was created with Articulate Rise. Please refer to the Articulate 360 System Specifications to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements for viewing.


About this course

This course introduces the idea of positionality to public health practitioners and researchers. This framework can be used by people working in public health to reflect on their own identity, and how it may show up in the work they do. Through a lecture and several activities, learners will practice reflection to better understand how it can apply to their own work. 


What you'll learn

After completing the training, you will be able to:

  • Discuss positionality and its influence
  • Reflect on your own positionality using frameworks 
  • Describe how positionality shows up in public health practice work


Subject Matter Expert

  • Susan Nappi
    Susan Nappi, 

    Executive Director
    Office of Public Health Practice at the Yale School of Public Health

  • Susan Nappi is the Executive Director of the Office of Public Health Practice at the Yale School of Public Health. With a diverse portfolio in public health practice and research, she has held multiple positions in Connecticut including Senior Director of Community Impact at the United Way of Greater New Haven, Executive Director of the Community Center of Excellence in Women's Health (CCOE) at Griffin Hospital, and Practice Administrator of the Griffin Faculty Practice Plan. Susan has also managed research teams at the Yale School of Public Health and the VA Alcohol Research Center. Her primary interest is building collaborative, equitable, and mutually beneficial community-academic partnerships that espouse a multidisciplinary approach to addressing the social drivers of health. Susan is a first-gen college graduate and received her BA in psychology from the State University of New York, Purchase, and her MPH from Yale University in chronic disease epidemiology. She is currently pursuing her DrPH in Public Health Leadership at the University of Illinois Chicago School of Public Health.


Enrollment and Contact Hours

Select the Enroll Me button below to register for this course. If you have any trouble accessing the recording, contact  support@nephtc.org.


Acknowledgement: 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.