May 14, 2021

In This Issue
Governor Announces Maine Will Follow New CDC Guidance on Masks for Fully Vaccinated People
FDA Adds Adolescents Age 12 Through 15 to Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine EUA
AMA Pledges in New Plan to Dismantle Causes of Health Inequities
Vaccine Ordering Open to All MIP-approved COVID Vaccine Providers Through Maine CDC
Another Busy Week for Maine Medical Association Legislative Advocacy
MMA Mary Cushman, MD Award for Humanitarian Service
Tufts Maine Track Class of 2021
This Week’s Top Articles from JAMA Network
SUPPORT for ME Training and Technical Assistance Initiative
Maine Community Action Partnership is Working for a Successful Vaccine Roll Out for All
A Message from Maine Responds: Volunteer Opportunity
Maine Medical Association State Legislative Priorities Update
Next MMA Legislative Call Will Be Wednesday, May 19th
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
NAMI Maine June Workshop: Suicide Assessment & Management for Clinical Staff
AAP EQIPP Course: Immunizations - Strategies for Success (for RURAL Health Providers)
New Maine AAP Educational Webinar Series
2021 PREVENTION PROFESSIONALS CONFERENCE: Striving for Inclusive Prevention During the Pandemic and Beyond May 18-19, 2021
Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health Annual Meeting May 21-25
Maine Opioid Prescribing Legal Update May 25, 2021
Medical Director / Physician
Finance Director for Islands Community Medical Services

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2021 PREVENTION PROFESSIONALS CONFERENCE: Striving for Inclusive Prevention During the Pandemic and Beyond May 18-19, 2021


Striving for Inclusive Prevention During the Pandemic and Beyond 

Sponsored by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Maine Prevention Services 

Tuesday & Wednesday, May 18 & 19, 2021 

Virtual Zoom Conference 

You may attend one or both days 

Prevention Professionals Conference is designed to offer Maine's Prevention Community a broad range of learning opportunities, what was formerly known as Prevention Professionals Day has grown to become a 2-day conference. Participants can choose to attend either one or both days. The conference will focus on implicit bias and it’s impacts on our communities; accessing and utilizing Maine’s many data sources to tell the story of prevention; understanding the root causes of tobacco and substance use, as well as mental health challenges; engaging youth in efforts of prevention and equity. The program includes keynote presenters, panel presentations and plenary sessions.


  1. To gain awareness about resilience and how to increase protective factors in prevention.
  2. To deepen knowledge of the social determinants of health.
  3. To uncover implicit bias in prevention work & systems and examine how implicit bias impacts individual communities.
  4. To increase capacity to use data to tell the story of the importance of inclusive primary prevention.


The target audience of this conference includes community prevention professionals; coalition members; tobacco, substance use and mental health prevention and health promotion practitioners; program managers and administrators; state agency prevention staff; volunteers and task force members; and others who deliver tobacco, substance use and mental health prevention services or who are interested in prevention issues and practice.


This conference has been approved by the Maine Prevention Certification Board and meets the requirements for Prevention Specialist Certification in Maine. 10.5 hours of training for Certified Prevention Specialists: ATOD and IC&RC Prevention Performance Domains 1-6.  (5.25 hours per day)

This program constitutes 10.5 hours of training through AdCare Educational Institute of Maine, Inc.  (5.25 hours per day)

This event is FREE. 

To Learn More & Register



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