Massachusetts Public Health Association’s (MPHA’s) 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo “Can Health Care Treat Inequality? Organizing for a Health System that Tackles Social Determinants” will feature a panel of leaders leading the way in shaping health care transformation by focusing specifically on the social determinants of health. With massive changes to health care delivery and financing taking place right now in Massachusetts and nationally, the event will explore how the public health community can influence our health system to meaningfully address non-medical barriers to health in Massachusetts.
Join Partners HealthCare in Boston for a training presented by Blake Works and Health Resources in Action (HRiA). At this highly interactive training you’ll build skills and gain knowledge needed to talk with youth about the opioid crisis. The training now includes the latest research about fentanyl and marijuana. You’ll also learn proven strategies for engaging youth in substance abuse prevention activities. Leaders from Harvard Medical School and Words Can Work will be interviewed about youth and substance abuse and answer questions about research on youth and marijuana use.
This training is for: prevention professionals, coalition members, public health professionals, program supervisors and managers, school health and support staff, youth workers, after-school personnel, counselors and educators.
Steering Committee Meetings are held every other month, on the third or fourth Thursday. Meetings take place at various locations throughout the CHNA 20 catchment area. All Steering Committee meetings are open to the public, and community participation is highly encouraged.
The goal of this afternoon summit is to build skills among adults that can impact specific risk and protective factors in children. The program will begin in the Gates Dining Commons, with an overview of the risk factors and protective factors that predict substance use disorder and other behavioral health conditions. Participants will then attend two 1-hour workshops of interest to them. Workshops include:
- Marijuana Facts
- The Teen Brain: Treating Adolescents with Substance Use Problems
- College - The Other Talk
- Parenting - How to Avoid "The Parental Plateau"
- The Power of Relationship Building (for teachers/coaches/clergy/other adults)
- Anxiety, Stress and Substance Use Risk
- How to have a drug talk that works - Skills to guide good choices at all age
- Absenteeism: When Your Child Avoids School
The Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General ("AGO") will be holding three public listening sessions across the Commonwealth to receive input on the AGO's Community Benefits Guidelines for Non-Profit Hospitals and HMOs ("Guidelines"). "Community Benefits" include charity care and community programs provided by hospitals and HMOs that address documented community health needs. The Guidelines contain voluntary principles to direct hospitals and HMOs to collaborate with their communities to develop programs that address unmet needs and issue annual reports on their efforts.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour course that teaches how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps an individual to learn to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders.
We hope you'll come to the Milton Police Department's prescription drug return kiosk on Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
The Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition will have a table there, with helpful information for residents of all ages. You can also receive a pill lock box, provided for free by Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton. It is important to safeguard your pills to keep everyone safe!