IPE Shared Learning: Homelessness and the Role of Health Professionals (Primary Care Progress Town Hall Meeting)

Forum Interprofessional Education Collaborative

Primary Care Progress

Panelists, clockwise from top left: Anne Bartlett (RN, Milestone), Adam Normandin (MD, Maine Medical Center), Mark Swann (CEO, Preble Street). Not pictured: Malia Haddock (Homeless HealthPartners)

Join us for our third annual Primary Care Progress Town Hall Meeting. Students will have the opportunity to communicate with a panel of experts in order to better understand homelessness, identify and assess substance abuse, and learn about local resources and organizations dealing with homelessness in our community.

Q&A discussion to follow. Dinner will be provided on the Portland Campus.


After attending this Town Hall meeting, participants will be able to:
· Apply skills to identify and assess substance abuse in hospital and community settings,
· Examine the difficulties that arise in health care professionals who care for persons who are homeless or at risk of being homeless, and
· Describe 3-5 resources, organizations and processes to help persons dealing with homelessness and substance abuse in Greater Portland.
· 5:30pm - Registration and dinner
· 5:45pm - Introductions (goals, objectives, panelists and Primary Care Progress)
· 6:00pm - Case based panel
· 6:20pm - Small group work
· 7:00pm - Small group reports out
· 7:10pm - Panelist response
· 7:20pm - Community Service Learning Grant Award presentation
· 7:25pm - Evaluation and Wrap up
· Anne Bartlett, RN, Milestone
· Malia Haddock, Program Manager, Homeless HealthPartners
· Adam Normandin, MD, Family Medicine, resident physician, Maine Medical Center
· Mark Swann, CEO, Preble Street Resource Center
· Primary Care Medical Faculty/Providers: Those interested in  transforming their community and health care system.
· Health Professional Students: Those studying  medicine, pharmacy, dental medicine, social work, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy or more with interest in transforming Primary Care in an interprofessional setting  

Primary Care Progress is an interdisciplinary collaborative of students from Tufts, UNECOM, UNE Dental, UNE Social Work, and UNE Pharmacy schools with a mission to transform and improve primary care in Maine, with a focus on leadership development, interprofessional collaboration, patient care, and community outreach to high risk, underserved populations


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(207) 221-4114

Primary Care Progress Third Annual Town Hall Meeting
5:30 PM7:30 PM

Portland Campus

Free and open to the public