Immunization Survey Update, Vaping in Schools and MDPH Update on Abortion Access
Topics discussed in this meeting include:
- Update from the Department of Public Health Tobacco Unit
- Abortion access in Massachusetts
Massachusetts School Nurses
At the end of this activity, the learner should be able to:
- Describe the process and successfully access the immunization surveys for FY23 and contact Immunization Unit staff as needed.
- Describe how to implement brief intervention strategies related to vaping and nicotine use.
- Identify statewide referral resources for vaping
- Describe MDPH activities related to Abortion Access in Massachusetts, areas of inquiry, updated standards and next steps.
- Describe the landscape for abortion rights and access in the US following the June 24th Supreme Court decision in Dobbs V. Jackson Women's Health Organization.
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Speakers and Planning Committee
Francis Adams, MPH; MDPH, School Lead, Immunization Division, Data Assessment Unit
Margaret Burch, MS, RN, NCSN; Western Regional School Nurse Consultant (Berkshire/Franklin)
Karen Costas, MPH; Trainer, UMass Chan Medical School Center for Tobacco Treatment Research & Training
Caroline Cranos, MPH; UMASS Medical Center for Tobacco Treatment, Research, and Training
Alexandra Heinz, LISCW, MPH; MASBIRT TTA Trainer
Safdar Medina, MD, FAAP; SHU School Physician Consultant
Jessica Monmaney, MPH; MDPH, Associate, Sexual and Reproductive Health Program, SME
Roberta Moss, MDPH, Program Manager, Sexual and Reproductive Health Program, SME
Caitlin Pettengill, DNP, RN; MDPH, Assistant Director of School Health Services
- Program Co-Course Director
Karen Robitaille, MBA, MSN, RN, NCSN; MDPH, Director of School Health Services
- Program Co-Course Director
All speakers and members of the planning committee have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
The faculty members do not discuss the unlabeled/investigational uses of a commercial product.
Accredited Provider Disclosures
Michael Burk, Senior Operations Manager, Boston University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Carmela A. Townsend, DNP, MS/MBA, RN, Lead Nurse Planner, Boston University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Boston University School of Medicine designates this live material 2.0 contact hours, none of which are eligible for pharmacology credit.
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