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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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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.

Category: Webinars

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.

Category: ST Promotion

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



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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.

Category: ST Promotion

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.



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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.

Category: ST Promotion

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



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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.

Category: ST Promotion

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.

Category: ST Promotion

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.

Category: ST Promotion

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.



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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.

Category: ST Promotion

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.



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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.

Category: ST Promotion

Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health team leaders, supervisors and aspiring public health and health profession leaders
  • Format: Self-Paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 25 min
  • 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 .5 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are .5. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID:  PM1131137_SCSO. 
    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 informative and engaging leadership series explores the relationship between organizational culture and the ability of an organization to adapt and respond to external and internal challenges. The three part self-paced virtual series introduces participants to what culture means in health profession settings, culture diagnosis, values based and resilient leadership, and makes a case for integrating kindness and appreciation into culture.


What you'll learn

After completing the training, you will be able to...

  • Define key attributes of value based and resilient leaders
  • Describe strategies for diagnosing your organization’s culture
  • Identify basic tools to lead organizational change


Subject Matter Experts

  • Kathleen MacVarish
    Joan Bohlke Kaijala, MPP
  • Joan is an independent consultant currently working on public health projects related to health professions workforce, health equity and organizational development. For many years, Joan worked in both federal and state service. In these positions she was an integral part of the creation of the Massachusetts Health Care Workforce Center and helped establish the first health professions workforce surveys tied to licensure. As an organizational development specialist she helped institute a first of it’s kind culture survey within a federal agency, while also leading numerous people and culture projects. Other leadership roles include President, Board of Directors of the TSC Childcare, Inc., and Vice President of USA Track and Field New England. An avid runner, Joan competed for the New Balance Boston track club, qualifying for the U.S. Nationals. Joan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Policy and Management from Providence College, and a Master of Arts in Public Policy from Stony Brook University; she is the proud mom of Theo and Kai.



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.

Category: Leadership

Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health team leaders, supervisors and aspiring public health and health profession leaders
  • Format: Self-Paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 25 min
  • 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 .5 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are .5. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_SCSO.  
    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: Strong Culture, Strong Organization: A Public Health Leadership  Series for Leading in Difficult Times - Part 2
  • 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 informative and engaging leadership series explores the relationship between organizational culture and the ability of an organization to adapt and respond to external and internal challenges. The three part self-paced virtual series introduces participants to what culture means in health profession settings, culture diagnosis, values based and resilient leadership, and makes a case for integrating kindness and appreciation into culture.


What you'll learn

After completing the training, you will be able to...

  • Define organizational culture
  • List two attributes of culture unique to health serving organizations
  • Summarize the relationship between culture, leadership, and performance
  • Identify methods to determine core organizational values


Subject Matter Experts

  • Kathleen MacVarish
    Joan Bohlke Kaijala, MPP
  • Joan is an independent consultant currently working on public health projects related to health professions workforce, health equity and organizational development. For many years, Joan worked in both federal and state service. In these positions she was an integral part of the creation of the Massachusetts Health Care Workforce Center and helped establish the first health professions workforce surveys tied to licensure. As an organizational development specialist she helped institute a first of it’s kind culture survey within a federal agency, while also leading numerous people and culture projects. Other leadership roles include President, Board of Directors of the TSC Childcare, Inc., and Vice President of USA Track and Field New England. An avid runner, Joan competed for the New Balance Boston track club, qualifying for the U.S. Nationals. Joan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Policy and Management from Providence College, and a Master of Arts in Public Policy from Stony Brook University; she is the proud mom of Theo and Kai.



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.

Category: Leadership

Working towards Equitable Access to Health Care for People with Disabilities

How do societal attitudes and physical infrastructural limitations intersect to create barriers to accessing healthcare for individuals with disabilities, and what systemic changes are necessary to ensure equitable access to healthcare services for this population?

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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, May 2, 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:TBA
    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: Health Equity 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


People with disabilities face numerous barriers in accessing health care, and while, the barriers to care are numerous and diverse there has been little research done to capture information from people with disabilities directly, in their own words. Disability Rights Maine conducted a mixed-methods research project with the goal of identifying and quantifying the barriers Mainers with disabilities face when accessing health care services. This presentation will share history of how the project came to be, key findings, and describe how the findings can be used to work towards system- and policy-level changes.


What you'll learn

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

  • Discuss barriers to high-quality and appropriate healthcare for people with disabilities
  • Identify potential strategies to address healthcare access and equity issues faced by people with disabilities


Subject Matter Expert

  • Jen Battis

    Jennifer Battis

  • Jennifer Battis is the Health Equity Project Coordinator at Disability Rights Maine (DRM) where she works to reduce systemic- and policy-level barriers to improve healthcare access and quality for people with disabilities across the state of Maine. She has over 14 years of experience working to ensure community voices are included in research and evaluation work. Most recently, she has worked with people with disabilities across the state of Maine to release a report called “’I Don’t Get the Care I Need’: Equitable Access to Health Care for Mainers with Disabilities” which described barriers to accessing health care. Prior to working at DRM, she lead evaluations and provided technical assistance to local and cross-site projects in Maine and across the United States



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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.

Category: Health Equity

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals, program managers, people working in providers and community services, behavioral health, mental health
  • Format: Online Facebook Live interview series
  • Date/Time: FBLive Interview 1 - Tues, Feb 19, 2019, 12:00 ET
    FBLive Interview 2 - Tues, Mar 5, 2019, 12:00 ET
    FBLive Interview 3 - Tues, Mar 19, 2019, 12:00 ET
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 3 part series - 30-45 minutes each
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of completion
  • Competencies: Health Equity Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials: None
  • Pre-requisites: None


About this Facebook Live Series

Join us for 3 Facebook live discussions about the state of men's wellbeing today. How can a greater understanding of what men face help us shape a more compassionate care delivery system and help men feel less isolated? What do we need to know about men to help them live better, healthier lives?


What you'll learn:

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

Facebook Live Event 1 - Men’s Health & Wellness Today

  • Describe how men live in an environment of risk
  • Learn how isolation and loneliness can lead to an increase in self-harm and violence
  • Discuss the large increase in male suicide since 1999 reported by the CDC

Facebook Live Event 2 - Mapping the Future

  • Describe the primary cultural differences that affect how men approach health and wellness
  • Discuss how important it is to move beyond the distraction of the gender debate, shaping care delivery that is compassionate and reflective of how men approach care.
  • Learn from examples of how these forces can lead to better health and better access to health care

Facebook Live Event 3 - How Can We Better Support Men to Seek Care

  • Describe how communities can question the cultural view that showing vulnerability poses an unwelcome risk
  • List 3 things providers of services can do to make care more acceptable to men
  • Name 4 principles to help men as they seek care


Subject Matter Expert


  • Stephen R. Andrew
    LCSW, LADC, CCS, CGP

  • Co-author of Game Plan: A Man's Guide to Achieving Emotional Fitness, CEO of Health Education & Training Institute. He maintains a compassion-focused private practice in Portland, Maine (USA) where he also facilitates a variety of men’s, co-ed, couples, and caregiver groups. Stephen has been a member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2003 as well as a MIA-STEP (Motivational Interviewing Assessment; Supervisor Tools for Enhancing Proficiency) trainer for the New England ATTC. Stephen has been MITI trained and has over 100 hours of training in Motivational Interviewing. He provides coaching and training domestically and internationally (Singapore, China, Iceland, Holland, Sweden, Poland, Turkey, & UK) for social service agencies, health care providers, substance abuse counselors, criminal justice, and other groups on Motivational Interviewing, addiction, co-occurring disorders, counseling theory, “challenging” adolescents, supervision, ethics for caring services professionals, men’s work, and the power of group work. Stephen also oversees our MITI Coding and coaching lab.



    Registration and Contact Hours

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Category: Chronic Disease

Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals, Community Health Workers
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, September 29th 2021 12:15 PM – 2:00 PM EST.
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.75 hours
  • 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 1.75 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1133137_09292021. 
    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

This webinar will use didactic and workshop techniques to inform participants of best practices in public health communication to promote equity and inclusion. An overview of health literacy will be discussed, as well as how it connects to health equity. We will also speak about health literacy efforts in our community, and review how health literacy can be improved using digital literacy, cross-cultural communication, and non-biased language.


What you'll learn

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

  • Describe the landscape of health literacy and choose inclusive language
  • Develop public health messaging that incorporates numerous aspects of literacy that impacts health
  • Identify communication strategies to promote the use of inclusive and non-stigmatizing language as part of public health communication

Subject Matter Experts

  • Jennifer Ceide

    Jennifer Ceide, MPH

  • Jennifer Ceide has worked in the field of public health since 2009, with a strong emphasis on health education and communication. Her focus on developing educational programs for patients with Asthma afforded her the opportunity to present her work to clinicians of the Shanghai Children Medical Center in Shanghai, China. Her leadership in guiding the implementation of tobacco cessation systems at Jamaica Hospital led to the Gold Star Recognition in the NYC Tobacco-Free Hospital Campaign Certification from the New York City Department of Health. She currently serves as Primary Faculty for the Master of Public Health program at the University of New England in Maine. Jennifer recently developed a Health Education Design course that has been described as challenging, practical, and enjoyable by MPH students. Jennifer is Haitian-American and was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She attributes much of her success to being raised in a richly diverse community and obtaining both undergraduate and graduate degrees from institutions in Jamaica-Queens, NY and New Orleans, LA, two culturally-vibrant US cities.

  • Liz Scharnetzki

    Liz Scharnetzki, Ph.D.

  • Liz Scharnetzki, Ph.D., is a Staff Scientist at the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) at Maine Medical Center Research Institute (MMCRI). Dr. Scharnetzki completed her PhD in Experimental Social Psychology at the University of Vermont. Her research interests lie in understanding how stigma and identity threat impact the delivery and receipt of health care. Before joining CORE, Dr. Scharnetzki worked at Vermont’s Agency of Human Services, developing policy research projects aimed at promoting social capital within Vermont’s criminal justice system. Dr. Scharnetzki’s other prior positions include serving as a lecturer at universities and colleges in both California and Vermont, and working as a Research Technician at one of the NIH Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) Initiative sites. Dr. Scharnetzki currently serves on the National Lung Cancer Roundtable Stigma Committee and co-leads MMCRI’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workgroup.

  • Leo Waterston

    Leo Waterston, M.A.

  • Leo Waterston, M.A., is the Program Director for the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) at Maine Medical Center Research Institute, where he is responsible for the Center’s operations, strategic planning, and management of staff and resources to support CORE’s mission. Leo also serves as Project Director for the Maine Lung Cancer Coalition, a grant-funded lung cancer prevention and screening program with partners throughout the state of Maine. Leo has more than 15 years of experience working in health care research, management, and public health. He earned a B.A. in Psychology from Clark University and a M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University. He currently serves on the National Lung Cancer Roundtable and Maine's Impact Cancer Network. Orion Tucker (he/him) has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, where he completed his senior capstone in LGBTQ+ Politics. Orion, from his lived experiences, brings a passion for improving diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in order to enact meaningful change for the LGBTQ+ community. He brings this drive to his work every day as Health Equity Alliance’s LGBTQ+ Program Manager. Over the years, Orion has provided education, training, consulting, and curriculum design to community-based agencies, healthcare organizations, colleges and universities, businesses, and others to expand competency and affirming experiences for LGBTQ+ identifying individuals in the various communities he has served. Orion is also a Certified Personal Trainer who values behavior change and meeting people where they are.

  • Orion Tucker

    Orion Tucker

  • Orion Tucker (he/him) has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, where he completed his senior capstone in LGBTQ+ Politics. Orion, from his lived experiences, brings a passion for improving diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in order to enact meaningful change for the LGBTQ+ community. He brings this drive to his work every day as Health Equity Alliance’s LGBTQ+ Program Manager. Over the years, Orion has provided education, training, consulting, and curriculum design to community-based agencies, healthcare organizations, colleges and universities, businesses, and others to expand competency and affirming experiences for LGBTQ+ identifying individuals in the various communities he has served. Orion is also a Certified Personal Trainer who values behavior change and meeting people where they are.

  • Inza Ouattara

    Inza Ouattara

  • With a Doctorate in Educational Leadership, a Master of Public Policy and Management and as a Licensed Social Worker, Dr. Ouattara currently works as the State of Maine Refugee Health Coordinator. Dr. Ouattara has 21 years of experience working with refugees and immigrants in Africa and in the United States. In his current position, Dr. Ouattara oversees the domestic medical screening of refugees, asylees, and other ORR eligible populations in Maine. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Southern New Hampshire University teaching Sociocultural Perspective.

  • Andrew Solomon

    Andrew Solomon

  • Andrew P. Solomon, MPH, is the Senior Program Manager for the federally funded Northeast Telehealth Resource Center (www.NETRC.org), a member of the National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers and a project of Medical Care Development, Inc. (www.MCD.org). Andrew has worked with over 600 health care provider organizations, government agencies, and others to design, implement, and optimize telehealth programs. NETRC’s scope of services cover the “A to Z” of telehealth program development, including legal and regulatory considerations, quality and equity best practices, training resources, and sustainability. Andrew’s experiences also include developing and managing a population health program at a Community Health Center in Rhode Island. There, he implemented projects such as text-messaging programs to improve patient engagement and a transportation program to assist patients in getting to appointments and other health-related services. Andrew holds a Master of Public Health from Boston University.

  • Kerri Barton

    Kerri Barton

  • Kerri earned her MPH at Boston University School of Public Health in 2011. She has since worked for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health as an infectious disease epidemiologist, at Maine Medical Center as a Rural Research Navigator, and now works for the City of Portland Public Health Division as the Interim Program Coordinator for Harm Reduction Services in the Needle Exchange Program.


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Acknowledgement: This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Category: Communication

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals and project managers, non-profit organizations
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time:

    Monday, July 16, 2018
    12:00-1:00 PM

  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 Webinar Session, 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of completion
  • Competencies: Communication Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings Numbers in Health: Make the Meaning Clear
  • Supplemental materials: PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites: None


About this Webinar

The Webinar will focus on developing participants' skills to communicate complex health information in ways people can understand. Clear and simple health messages & materials help all audiences and members of your community (especially those with limited literacy skills) read, understand, and act on health information. Participants will take an audience-centered approach to assessment and creating materials and messages that are readable, actionable and culturally relevant. We will pay close attention to what plain language writing and design look like and how to apply plain language writing and design principles in practice. Although not required, participants may work on a health communication project of their own during the applied activities.


What you'll learn

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

  • Recognize health literacy, language and culture as potential barriers to communicating public health messages.
  • Use health literacy tools and techniques to assess the readability and actionability of materials & messages.
  • Apply plain language principles to public health materials & messages to enhance ease of use for all readers.


Subject Matter Expert


  • Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi, M.Ed.
    Assistant Professor, Director

    Tufts Health Literacy Leadership Institute


Registration and Contact Hours

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Category: Communication

Course Information

  • Audience: Community Health Worker, Public Health Students & Professionals
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Thursday, November 2nd, 2023 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_ILASSREPHP. 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 Programming Skills
  • Learning Level: Performance
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • 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

Follow the journey of LymeTV’s Tick JEDITM youth tick education program – from public health educational concept to successful legislative advocacy effort. The narrative serves as a model for scaling community activism to achieve meaningful policy adjustments for a broader population.


What you'll learn

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

  • Generate a reasonable policy intervention plan for a public health challenge
  • Implement a localized coalition-building strategy to advance a common legislative goal
  • Execute a campaign to shepherd an idea from grass-roots movement to established law

Subject Matter Experts

  • Adina Bercowicz

    Adina Bercowicz

  • Adina is the Executive Director of LymeTV, a tick-borne disease prevention organization in Maine, as well as the president of the board for the Tick JEDI Coalition, LymeTV’s 501(c)4 advocacy-focused sister organization. The Tick JEDI Coalition is a group of stakeholder organizations, which has championed educational reform for tick safety, achieving legislative milestones in multiple states. Adina served on the Department of Defense's FY19 Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, Tick-Borne Disease Research Program as a scientific panel Consumer Reviewer. She is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health with a focus in Epidemiology at the University of New England & is a Care for the Underserved Pathway (CUP) AHEC Scholar, an Honors Distinction Program focusing on healthcare in rural & medically-underserved areas. Adina previously worked emergency response logistics in post-earthquake Haiti, & in leadership roles designing sustainability programs that advanced education & health equity for families in Kolkata, India.

  • Megan Bradshaw

    Megan Bradshaw

  • Meghan Bradshaw serves as the Director of Advocacy for LymeTV, a tick-borne disease prevention organization in Maine, and she is also a co-founder and co-director of the Tick JEDI Coalition. Meghan strategizes with board members, partner organizations, legislators, and other key stakeholders to advance the organization’s high impact advocacy goals, including the first Tick JEDI Bill in New Jersey (S264). Meghan was a patient representative on the HHS 2022 Tick-Borne Disease Working Group Clinical Presentation and Pathogenesis Subcommittee. She is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health.



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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.

Category: Communication

Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals, Medical Community, General Public
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Thursday, March 2nd, 2023 11:00 AM – 12:00 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: PM1131137HMD.
    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: Communication Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

This presentation will cover the difference between misinformation and disinformation and their implications for public health. Participants will learn how surveillance systems can be used in response to mis- and disinformation generally and as exemplified by the iHeard surveillance and response system.


What you'll learn

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

  • Recognize the differences between misinformation and disinformation
  • Explain the public health costs and concerns related to misinformation and disinformation
  • Describe how a community-level surveillance and response system for health misinformation and disinformation works, including the necessary components, strengths, and limitations
  • Analyze the different ways components of a misinformation surveillance and response system can be implemented in communities with varying resources
  • Apply content to develop individual and community level public health messages

Subject Matter Experts

  • Matthew Kreuter

    Matthew Kreuter

  • Matthew Kreuter is the Kahn Family Professor of Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis. He is founder of the Health Communication Research Laboratory (HCRL), a leading center nationally that is now in its 27th year of continuous funding. Dr. Kreuter’s research applies communication-based strategies to eliminate health disparities, with a focus on increasing the reach and effectiveness of health information to low-income and minority populations, and using information and technology to connect them to needed health services. Dr. Kreuter served for six years on the Institute of Medicine’s Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, and has been ranked in three separate bibliometric studies in the top 1% of researchers in his field based on journal article citations. He received his PhD and MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education from the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

  • Hannah Kinzer

    Hannah Kinzer

  • Hannah Kinzer (she/her) is a doctoral student in Public Health Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. Hannah has an MPH in Community Health Promotion from the University of Minnesota and BA in Biology from Lawrence University. Her research focuses on the role of communication for advancing equity in infectious disease prevention. She has integrated mixed-methods approaches into her work identifying emerging health misinformation and trends among social groups in St Louis. Her interests are informed by her previous experience in zoonotic disease surveillance at the Minnesota Department of Health and current work monitoring misinformation in St. Louis with the Health Communication Research Lab at Washington University. Outside of her studies and research, you can find Hannah running, volunteering at community events, and trying new recipes



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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: Public Health Professionals, Community Health Workers
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, October 12th, 2022 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM 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: SS1131137_HPPH.
    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: Community Partnership Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

Join Dr. Chris Chanyasulkit, President-Elect of the American Public Health Association, for her keynote address to Maine Public Health Association’s Annual Conference where she discusses public health’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with specific examples from Maine, and recommendations for using public health skills and knowledge to move forward to advance health and equity.


What you'll learn

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

  • Identify public health responses amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and much uncertainty
  • Identify and discuss innovative responses taken within Maine to adapt quickly to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Discuss recommendations for harnessing the power of public health for health equity for all

Subject Matter Expert

  • Chris Chanyasulkit

    Chris Chanyasulkit

    Chris Chanyasulkit is grounded in a strong belief in eliminating the structural barriers to equity for vulnerable populations. Chris holds leadership positions with local, state, regional and national governance and civic engagement organizations, working to promote racial, gender, and health equity. leadership positions with local, state, regional and national governance and civic engagement organizations, working to promote racial and gender equity and policy advocacy. She served as a gubernatorial appointee to the Massachusetts Asian American Commission and the Commission on the Status of Women where she advocated for the needs of Asian Americans and Women throughout the Commonwealth. Dr. Chanyasulkit has served as a Human Services Specialist and Assistant Director of Diversity in the town of Brookline’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations. She designed and delivered graduate public health courses at the Simmons University Department of Public Health. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Temple University, where she teaches Public Health Advocacy in the College of Public Health. Chris earned a B.A. in Biology and Art History from Boston University, an M.P.H. (with a concentration in maternal and child health care) from the Boston University School of Public Health, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Northeastern University, where she conducted research on health disparities. In addition to her advocacy and scholarly pursuits, Dr. Chanyasulkit is President-Elect of the American Public Health Association (APHA), an elected Library Trustee of the Public Libraries of Brookline, a Brookline Community Emergency Response Team member, and a Brookline Medical Reserve Corps member. Chris lives in Brookline, Massachusetts with her husband, James, a software engineer, and their three children.



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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: Public health professionals
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: September 10, 2020
    12:00 - 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: 09102020.
    If you are not seeking 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: Data Analytics and  Assessment Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:Session PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites None

About this Webinar

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), an institute of the NIH since 1962, has been providing free, quality, evidence-based resources to libraries, community-based organizations and more, but many public health organizations are not familiar with what NLM has to offer them. This session will provide attendees with an overview of the health information resources available from the National Library of Medicine, best practices for integrating these resources into public health work, and the services, grant funding, and support for public health provided by the Network of the National Library of Medicine New England Region.


What you'll learn

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

  • Identify health information resources and services available from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) that are available for free to organizations and individuals.
  • Employ health information resources from the NLM applicable for public health practice.
  • Select relevant databases and resources from NLM and NNLM for different aspects of public health practice.

Subject Matter Expert

  • Sarah Levin-Lederer
    Sarah Levin-Lederer
  • Since 2018, Sarah Levin-Lederer has worked as an Outreach and Education Coordinator with the Network of the National Library of Medicine-New England Region specializing in connecting public health, emergency preparedness and community-based organizations with National Library of Medicine and Network of the National Library of Medicine health literacy and information services and resources with trainings, grant support, and webinars. After earning her Master of Public Health from Temple University (Philadelphia, PA) in 2012, Sarah worked for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health engaging community partners through health education and programming with an emphasis on the Free Library of Philadelphia, and immigrant and homeless serving organizations.


    Registration

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

    Acknowledgement: This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Public Health Systems: A Primer

Confused about what makes up the public system? Get your questions answered today!

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Course Information

  • Audience: Community health workers, public health professionals, nurses, people working with populations requiring chronic care
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: May 12, 2020
    12:00 - 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 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_05122020.
    If you are not seeking 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: Community Partnership Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials: Session PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites:None

About this Webinar

This webinar will cover the components of the public health system, including roles of government and non-governmental agencies, and differences in authorities and accountability across public health system entities. An overview of Maine’s unique public health system will be presented, and information about ways attendees can be involved will be provided.


What you'll learn

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

  • Identify the components of the public health system.
  • Discuss how the components of the public health system work together.
  • Describe differences in authority and accountability between governmental and non-governmental entities in the public health system.

Subject Matter Expert

  • Alfred May
    Alfred May, MPH

Alfred May, MPH, serves as the Maine CDC’s Downeast Public Health District Liaison. He has a Master of Public Health from the Yale School of Public Health.


Registration

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

Acknowledgement: This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

* Yale School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice, a New England Public Health Training Center partner, is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. All CHES credit inquiries are managed by YSPH