Public Health

2017 Maine Public Health Association (MPHA) Fall Conference



Where: University of Southern Maine, Abromson Center, Portland Campus

When: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


MPHA's annual conference is the largest statewide meeting dedicated to public health, and we feature the latest science, policy and programming related to public health in Maine. We attract 300+ students and professionals with a shared interest to improve and promote public health - and we hope you will join us! Register early & save 20% off the regular admission price!


Please consider sharing your efforts in programming, policymaking, research, business, media, healthcare, and any other industries that touch health and reduce disparity in Maine. Examples of topics related to health equity may include food access, educational achievement, health insurance, medical care, geography, minority health, and many, many others!

Abstracts are 300 words and must be submitted through their 2017 MPHA Call for Abstracts page. The full application can be found here. All abstracts are due by5:00pm on Friday, July 7. MPHA will confirm conference presenters no later thanAugust 1.

We are so excited to announce Mark Fenton will be our 2017 keynote speaker!Mark is a national public health, planning, and transportation consultant, adjunct associate professor at Tufts University's Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and former host of the "America's Walking" series on PBS television.Mark's talk is titled:



Chronic Disease & Environmental Design: A 21st Century Health Equity Challenge


We are also excited to announce two panel discussions with Maine funders and Maine policymakers!

  • Maine Funders Panel - Hear from Maine funders about their priorities, challenges, and opportunities!
  • Substance Use Policymaking Panel - Interactive discussion with Maine legislators about policymaking related to substance use.