Annual Meeting

The Maine Public Health Association’s fall conference is the largest meeting dedicated to public health in Maine, attracting 400+ professionals across the state. This year’s 2021 Annual Conference theme is “Dirigo: Rebuilding and Moving Forward Together” and will be held virtually on October 12th, 13th and 14th. We are excited and honored to announce Penobscot Nation Ambassador Maulian Dana as our keynote speaker! We will dive deeper to discuss these three tracks:

  • Political Determinants of Health
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Social Determinants of Equity

Conference registration is now open! Members may access their discounted registration code in their member profile and apply it during the registration process.

We are excited to announce our agenda and poster presentations.

If you have any questions about the conference agenda, continuing education credits, or registration, please contact MPHA’s Membership Manager, Heather Drake at

Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities are still available! You can view our 2021 MPHA Supporter Prospectus here. If you have any questions, please contact MPHA’s Executive Director, Becca Boulos, at

Past MPHA Conferences:

36th Fall Conference (2020): The Intersection of Mental Health and Public Health (Eastern), Food and Behavioral Health (Western), One Maine, One Health (Northern), and Public Health Innovation and Adaptation and Social Determinants of Health (Southern)

35th Fall Conference (2019): One Maine, One Health.

34th Fall Conference (2018): Addiction and the State of Public Health in Maine

33rd Fall Conference (2017). Health Equity: Can We Get There From Here?

32nd Fall Conference (2016). Population. Environment. Policy.

31st Fall Conference (2015). Building Our Brand: Making Public Health Visible in Maine

30th Fall Conference (2014). Building on 30 years of Public Health Progress in Maine

29th Fall Conference (2013). Health in All Policy:  The Value of Public Health in Maine

28th Fall Conference (2012).  Community Connections: Building Creative Partnerships for the Health of all Mainers

27th Fall Conference (2011).  Facing Public Health Challenges Today for a Healthier Tomorrow

26th Fall Conference (2010). Mosaic of Public Health: Putting the Pieces Together

25th Fall Conference (2009). Portraits of the Past, Visions of the Future

24th Fall Conference (2008). Politics and Public Health

23rd Fall Conference (2007). Public Health Emergencies