IPEC Anchor Event: STIs & Difficult Conversations

Forum Interprofessional Education Collaborative

Shawn Peterson (Community Outreach Coordinator, India Street Public Health Center) and Kim Meehan Brown (Disease Intervention Specialist with Maine CDC and India Street Clinic)

Join us for an interactive presentation by Shawn Peterson (India Street Clinic Community Outreach Coordinator) and Kim Meehan Brown (Disease Intervention Specialist with Maine CDC and India Street Clinic) to discuss difficult, crucial conversations about sexually transmitted infections, high risk behaviors, and harm reduction. 

Presenters will be introduced by hosts Kristine Jenkins (Maine CDC, Cumberland District) in Portland, and Adam Hartwig (York District) in Biddeford.

If you need to establish your attendance at the event for the Honors Distinction, or CUP, (or to ask questions), please join the conversation on Twitter by identifying yourself to @UNEIPE and including the hashtag #IPEUNE in any tweets.




(207) 221-4114



Shawn Peterson works with community partners to plan testing events, educates medical practices on ‘PrEP’ for HIV prevention, and assists in day-to-day activities of the health center. She has been with India Street for two years and will be discussing how staff at the health center conduct sexual history intakes and follow up. 

Kimberly Meehan-Brown is passionate about her work educating individuals on prevention, transmission, and treatment of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV. She has worked as  a Community Health Promotion Specialist with the City of Portland’s Public Health Division for fourteen years, with close to ten of those years as a Disease Intervention Specialist on behalf of Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC). She spends most of her days working with health care providers, patients, and  locating contacts for testing and treatment. You can find her every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon at India Street’s Walk-In STD Clinic.


IPEC & Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services




(207) 221-4114

12:00 PM1:30 PM
Ludcke Auditorium (PC) / Decary 202 (BC)

Both Campuses

Free and open to the public

#IPEUNE #harmreduction
#difficultconversations #STI