UMA Health Equity Dialogues Virtual Event April 2 – Maine Oral Health Equity

Health Equity Dialogues: Maine Oral Health Equity

The University of Maine at Augusta and the Maine Public Health Association will host a webinar featuring a panel of experts on oral health (in)equities in Maine.

Date: Friday, April 2 Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Location: Virtual webinar

This event is free and open to the public, however, registration is required. To receive the registration information from the Health Equity Dialogue Team once it is available, please complete the following form:

Program: The Health Equity Dialogues will continue its topical discussions around the concept that health equity is the justice principle that everyone should have an equal opportunity to achieve health. April’s event will provide a panel of experts on dental and oral health care and equity in Maine.

Panelists include:

  • Jennifer Crittenden, PhD, MSW (she/her/hers), Assistant Professor of Social Work and Associate Director for UMaine Center on Aging;
  • Becca Matusovich (she/hers), Executive Director for Partnership for Children’s Oral Health;
  • Kalie Hess (she/her), Associate Director for Partnership for Children’s Oral Health;
  • Kellie Stanhope, RDH, BSDH, EFDA, Professional Clinical Teacher II at UMA’s Dental Health Programs, and in association with From the First Tooth; and
  • Kathryn Walker, RDH, EFDA, MSEd, Assistant Professor of Dental Health at UMA

The goal of the Health Equity Dialogues is to convene and connect scholars, community members, public health professionals, and healthcare practitioners across disciplinary divides and siloes to work on high-priority community health challenges in Maine.

The Health Equity Dialogue series, an initiative of the UMA Social Sciences Program, is led by Assistant Professor of Sociology Kate Darling, Ph.D. and Assistant Professor of Communication Valerie Rubinsky, Ph.D.

Event Co-Sponsors: Maine Public Health Association, UMA’s Women Invigorating the Curriculum and Cultivating Diversity (WICCD) Committee, and the Augusta Student Government Association. Funding for this program is provided, in part, by a UMA Student Success Mini-Grant.

Please contact Matraca Bellegarde if you have disability access needs for the event.