CCC Wednesday Communique — May 10, 2023

Happy Wednesday!

New this week:

 Building Cultural Competency

Healthy Acadia invites you to explore elements for building and enhancing your cultural competence with nationally-recognized facilitator Elizabeth Neptune.  “Strengthening Relationships with Cultural Competency: Increasing Understanding of the Passamaquoddy Tribe,” will take place on Monday, June 5, 2023. See details.

May is Older Americans Month!

The 2023 theme is Aging Unbound, which offers an opportunity to explore diverse aging experiences and discuss how communities can combat stereotypes. Join the Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging in promoting flexible thinking about aging – and how we all benefit when older adults remain engaged, independent, and included. Learn more!

Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium

The National Council on Aging is holding its 6th Annual Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium. May 11, 2023 (that’s tomorrow!). This is a free, all-day, virtual event and will feature leaders in the field who are successfully partnering across sectors to provide equity-focused solutions to improve older adult mental health. Explore the agenda to see the topics and speakers. We anticipate offering 5.5 hours of free continuing education credit for dietitians, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, physicians, psychologists, and social workers. Learn more and register.

Women’s Health and Aging Q&A

To kick-off National Women’s Health Week, the National Institute on Aging and the Office on Women’s Health (OWH) will host a live, virtual, Q&A on women’s health and aging, May 15th from 1 – 2 pm. Join experts to discuss popular women’s health topics, including menopause, sarcopenia, and cognitive health. To learn more about this event, click here.

Substance Use Disorder and Prevention Webinar

The University of Maine System Injury Prevention and Substance Use Disorder Research Collaboratives invite you to the third and final webinar in our Spring Webinar Series. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, May 16th at 11 am, on the topic of Substance Use Disorder and Prevention with these presentations:

  • Dr. Lois-Ann Kuntz (UMM), Dr. Tora Johnson (UMM), and Dr. Katherine Darling (UMA) will co-present “Framing Substance Use Disorder & Prevention Through the Lens of Social Determinants of Health.”
  • Dr. Mary Lindsey Smith and the SURE Team (USM) will present “Conducting Evaluations Community-Driven Substance Use Disorder Initiatives Using Flexible Stakeholder Engaged Processes.”
  • Dr. Dan Soucier (UM) will present “The Maine Drug Data Hub: Bridging and integrating public health and public safety data universes.”

Anyone interested is invited to attend. The webinar will last one hour and will include a 15-minute period for discussion following the three presentations listed above. This Q&A period will occur in a small, open group forum to foster meaningful engagement and connection. Unfortunately, CEUs will not be available for this event.  To attend the webinar on May 16, please register using this link. For any questions regarding the Spring Webinar Series, please contact Jamie Wren at or Rachel Gallo at

Women Owned Small Business Certification 101

CEI Women’s Business Center invites women entrepreneurs to a 1-hour workshop on Thursday, May 18th,  2 – 3 pm.  Bryan Wallace, Senior Procurement Counselor at Maine Procurement Technical Assistance Center, will present on the Women Owned Small Business Certification. What are the benefits of being a certified WOSB? Who is eligible? How do I apply for the certification? There will be time for Q+A, come with questions!  Learn More.

2023 EdGE Tennis Tournament

The ball is in your court! Individuals and teams can now register to compete in the 19th EdGE Tennis Tournament on Saturday, September 9 at the Northeast Harbor Tennis Club. The tournament benefits the Mission’s EdGE program.  Composed of men’s doubles and women’s doubles playing at advanced and intermediate levels, eight-player teams compete throughout the day. The Tournament will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with breakfast and lunch provided…. Learn more.

VA Caregiver Summit

We are just under 5 weeks away from our Annual Caregiver Summit focusing on Improving the Health and Well Being of Caregivers. Email or call 207-623-8411 x5906 by Friday, May 12th. This will allow us time to get you the Webex link and mail Summit materials. Invitation and Agenda for VA Maine Caregiver Support Program’s Annual Caregiver Summit on Wednesday, June 7th from 9:30am – 12:30pm.

Healthy Acadia is recruiting for 7 Positions

Healthy Acadia is seeking experienced professionals to join a dynamic team passionate about making it easier for all people to lead healthier lives. They are currently hiring for the following positions. Click on the live links below or visit for more information:

SAMHSA Publications for Mental Health Awareness Month

Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month by sharing these useful resources from SAMHSA with grantees, stakeholders, friends, and coworkers!

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