Maine Public Health Association

The Voice of Public Health in Maine

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, October 17, 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • University of Southern Maine, Abromson Center, Portland Campus
    • 374

    Please join us for the Maine Public Health Association's 2017 Annual Conference, "Health Equity: Can We Get There From Here?". MPHA's annual conference is the largest statewide meeting dedicated to public health in Maine. We attract 300+ public health professionals from across the state, and feature the latest science, policy, and programming related to public health in Maine.

    We are so excited to announce Mark Fenton will be our 2017 keynote speaker! Mark is a national public health, planning, and transportation consultant, an 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.

    In addition, we'll be featuring two exciting panels:

    • 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.

    Interested in sponsoring our annual conference? Please see new and continuing opportunities for sponsorship in our 2017 Prospectus. Questions about sponsorship? Please contact us:

    Interested in exhibiting? Please complete the Exhibitor Registration Form and email it to

    Directions to Abromson Center- University of Southern Maine

    GPS Address
    88 Bedford Street
    Portland ME 04104

    The parking garage is the best place for conference attendees to park on the USM Portland campus. The garage parking is free. Upon entry into the garage, you will be prompted to press a button, which will raise the gate for you to enter the garage, no tickets are dispensed. The entrance into the garage is on Surrenden Street.  To exit the garage, approach the exit gates slowly as the gate will automatically open for you. There is a surface lot and on-street parking located in the areas around the Abromson Center, all of which is subject to posted rules; parking in these locations may result in ticketing.  
    *Conference attendees are advised MPHA is not responsible for any parking tickets received while attending this event. 

    Hotel Accommodations 
    MPHA has a block of rooms at the Clarion Hotel Portland for the reduced rate of $74.00 per night for Monday, October 16, 2017.  The Clarion Hotel Portland is located at 1230 Congress Street.  To book a room please call the Clarion Hotel at 207-774-5611 and reference group rate USM.  Reservation cut off date is Saturday, September 16, 2017.

Past events

Thursday, May 25, 2017 Maine Cancer Foundation Webinar
Friday, April 21, 2017 You are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Maine Responds Webinar
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Maine Alliance for Addiction Recovery Webinar
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 Natural Resources Council of Maine Webinar
Thursday, November 17, 2016 Maine CDC Accreditation Webinar
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 MPHA Fall Conference

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