Registration for the 2013 HOPE Recovery/Wellness Conference is now open. This year’s theme is Moving Forward Together: A Life Worth Living. Our keynote speaker is Paolo del Vecchio, Director of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA)’s Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS). Please join us for this wonderful opportunity to learn and network about recovery and wellness in Maine.
Our Oil Heat Program for the 2012-2013 season has begun. Please call 1-877-JOE-4-OIL (1-877-563-4645) to receive an application. Please note that we are experiencing an extremely high volume of calls. Call center hours are Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM Eastern Standard Time.
In partnership with CITGO, Citizens Energy works with thousands of oil heat dealers and local fuel assistance agencies in 25 states to provide deliveries of home heating oil to those in need. The Oil Heat Program provides eligible families a one-time delivery of 100 gallons of home heating oil.
Research Opportunity: Developing Weight Loss Programs
The TU Collaborative invites you to participate in a new survey that seeks to gather input from individuals with psychiatric disabilities about the resources and services that would help them to achieve their weight loss goals. The information gathered will help to develop a weight loss program for mental health consumers interested in losing weight, providing the services and resources needed to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Who is eligible: Participants need to be over the age of 18 and have a psychiatric disability.
What the survey covers: This survey will help us identify what mental health consumers would like to see in a weight loss intervention. The survey will ask questions about personal health, nutrition, physical activity, goal setting, and preferences in technology and weight loss programs. Responses to the survey are completely anonymous and participants may choose to skip any question they do not wish to answer or stop the survey at any time. There is no penalty for not completing the survey.
There is no cost to attend; however, you must register by Friday, February 22, 2013.
Join us at one of the following six locations:
University of Maine, Augusta
University of Southern Maine, Lewiston/Auburn
University of Maine, Machias University of Southern Maine, Portland
University of Maine, Orono University of Maine, Presque Isle
Maine Quality Counts and its partners invite you to attend a free Maine "Health Care Town Hall Meeting" to view the film: ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare. Donald Berwick, MD, along with other well-respected health leaders, provides important and insightful commentary throughout the film.
Health care tops the list of concerns of many Americans. ESCAPE FIRE is about finding a way out. It's about saving the health of a nation.
Following the film, we will discuss how we (health care providers and consumers) can improve health care in Maine together. Bring your questions to this meeting to learn more about how you can help and be more involved!