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Cheshire Medical Center Community Education


POSTPONED Check your bias: A free training for community healthcare and service professionals

  • Wednesday, June 21, 2023
  • 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

POSTPONED until further notice.

We regret the trainings held on June 21 and 22 are canceled. Once scheduled, we will list replacement events at cheshiremed.org in July, so please stay tuned!

If you work with people struggling with substance use disorder (SUD) and mental health, then unconscious biases, stereotypes, and stigmas can influence the service you provide—even when you have the best intentions. This can cause frustrating interactions and sometimes dangerous working conditions, while you may unknowingly prevent people from seeking or receiving the care they need.

Anti-bias training for medical professionals regarding SUDs and mental health is an important step toward ensuring equitable and effective healthcare for people struggling with addiction. This type of training aims to minimize the stigma that often influences the treatment and care of people with SUDs. This training provides CEUs.

Learning outcomes:

  • Identify 2 biases common to well-intended professionals working with people experiencing behavioral health or mental health-related symptoms.
  • Practice using 2 evidence-based tools that help you mitigate this personal and organizational bias in your work, enabling you to provide the best services or treatment to those who need it.

Free and open to everyone who interacts with people experiencing mental health and substance misuse difficulties, this training is especially relevant to helpers—anyone working in law enforcement, medical, behavioral health, or social services fields.

Location: Keene Public Library, Heberton Hall, 60 Winter  St. Keene NH 03431


  • CEUs provided
  • Light refreshments provided 
Continuing Education Information:
  • Nursing: North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division Education Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity was approved for 2.0 Nursing Contact Hour(s). Activity #511
  • Physician: The North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC is accredited by the NH Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Social Work: This program has been approved for 2.0 Category A Continuing Education Credits by the National Association of Social Workers, NH Chapter. CE #3924.
  • Certified Prevention Specialist: This program has been approved by the New Hampshire Prevention Certification Board for 2.0 Continuing Education Unit (CEUs) in the CPS Domain 6.
  • LADC/MLADC: 2.0 hours. Categories of Competence: 7, 15, 18
  • CRSW: 2.0 hours. Performance Domains: 2 and 4
  • For Other Professionals: 2.0 Professional Hours of Continuing Education.
Cheshire Medical Center employees: 2 employee-only trainings are also available on campus, Thursday, June 22, 9 to 11am and 1 to 3 pm.