Rural Maine, Real Challenges

Panel Interprofessional Education Collaborative

Leslie Ochs, Marjorie Withers, Bernice Mills

CTS Initiative Director, Assoc Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice

Meeting the Health Needs of Children and Families in Rural Areas and Underserved Populations

This panel of cross-professional experts will discuss the complexities of determining and meeting the health needs of children and families in rural areas and amongst under-served populations,. Panelists will discuss a range of topics including current research on the use of anti-psychotics with children and their unintended consequences; the importance of early prevention and intervention in oral health and innovative, community-based program in Washington County designed to reach vulnerable children and their families.


1. Understand the complexities of meeting the health needs of children and families in rural environments.

2. Understand risk factors associated with poverty, isolation and exposure to trauma.

IPE Competencies:

  • Ethics/Values
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Leadership
  • Patient Centeredness
  • Teamwork
  • Communication


Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC)

12:00 PM1:30 PM
WCHP Lecture Hall (behind Parker Pavilion in Proctor Hall)

Portland Campus

Free and open to the public