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Time to Ask: Education that Transforms Conversations about Alcohol

January 26, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Did you know?

  • In 2021, estimates are that 667 Mainers died due to an alcohol related cause. (Maine SEOW Alcohol Fact Sheet, Aug 2022)
  • Drinking alcohol raises your risk of getting six kinds of cancer – mouth/throat, larynx, esophagus, colon/rectum, liver, and breast. (CDC)
  • There are roughly 380 alcohol-related deaths every day in the United States. (CDC)
  • Excessive alcohol use kills more than 140,000 people in the U.S. each year. (CDC)

Join Maine Primary Care Association (MPCA) and Maine Medical Association Center for Quality Improvement (MMA-CQI), in partnership with Lunder-Dineen Health Education Alliance of Maine, to learn about the risks associated with alcohol, how to overcome barriers and implement successful strategies in your own organizations.

Labrini Nelligan, MS, Executive Director, and Denise O’Connell, MSW, LCSW, CCM, CCP, Associate Director, both from Lunder-Dineen, along with Lindsey Smith, PhD, Research Associate from the Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy, will discuss the risks associated with alcohol, barriers to addressing unhealthy use and successful strategies and best practices to utilize at your organizations.

Participants will:

  1. Discover alcohol use myth busting: examine little known alcohol use facts and risks
  2. Recognize the overall impact of alcohol on the body, including cancer
  3. Understand organizational and provider-level barriers to addressing unhealthy alcohol use in primary care settings, as well as successful strategies that can be implemented to mitigate these challenges
  4. Determine which best practices from the program can be utilized at your organizations

For more information about this event, including speaker bios, click here. We hope you can join us!

Target Audience: Clinicians, RNs, MAs, Other Clinical Staff, and QI Staff.

For more information, please contact Ashley Cleary: acleary@mepca.org or (207) 707-4540.


January 26, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Maine Primary Care Association