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Lunder-Dineen teams up with UNE to offer free health education

Press Release
June 3, 2014

MAINE – Recently, Lunder-Dineen Health Education Alliance of Maine (Lunder-Dineen) collaborated with University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) to launch five new, free, CME/CE-certified webinars covering prevalent health issues for older adults in Maine including oral health, medication management, nutrition in long-term care settings, and more.

“Older adult health is a critical topic of educational need in Maine, which is home to the oldest population in the country,” says Lunder-Dineen Senior Program Manager Denise O’Connell, LCSW, CCM, CCP. “We collaborate with conferences across the state to record and disseminate educational content so that every health care professional in Maine has access to the same high-quality education.”

A market research study Lunder-Dineen conducted in 2012 shows that live conferences are the preferred means of education for many Maine health care professionals, but due to budget and staffing restrictions a large percentage, especially those in rural areas, are rarely able to attend such conferences in person.

Lunder-Dineen and UNECOM have a collaborative goal to extend high-quality education to health care professionals across the state. Since older adult health is such an acute area of need in Maine, Lunder-Dineen collaborated with UNE Professor and Director of Geriatrics Education and Research Marilyn R. Gugliucci, MA, PhD, AGHEF, GSAF, AGSF, to record, develop and disseminate five of the keynote sessions from UNECOM’s 2013 Annual Maine Geriatrics Conference in Bar Harbor, Maine.

The new webinars are available at no cost, are completely on-demand, and are certified for continuing medical education credit so physicians, nurses, social workers and other health care professionals can receive valuable credits required to maintain their licenses. Additional information about Lunder-Dineen’s free health education and other initiatives may be found at www.lunderdineen.org.

Photo Caption: Lunder-Dineen Senior Program Manager Denise O’Connell, LCSW, CCM, CCP with Marilyn R. Gugliucci, MA, PhD, AGHEF, GSAF, AGSF

Editor’s Note: Download high resolution version of photo here.

New CME/CE-certified webinars recorded at the 2013 Annual Maine Geriatrics Conference:

About Lunder-Dineen:
The Lunder-Dineen Health Education Alliance of Maine believes that health education is powerful medicine. That is why it offers free, easily accessible and evidence-based education to Maine health care providers and the communities they serve through an innovative partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital and an ongoing collaboration with Maine’s health care community. Its goal is to improve the overall health of Maine residents by expanding their health knowledge and by advancing the skills and expertise of Maine health professionals. To learn more about Lunder-Dineen and its free educational resources, please visit www.lunderdineen.org.

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