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A Public Health Approach to Problem Gambling Prevention

October 20, 2023
1:00 pm
– 3:00 pm EST
2 Contact Hours



Gambling has been expanded in Massachusetts in recent years, and many communities are not aware of the importance of using a public health approach to address problem gambling, the potential harms associated with it, and populations disproportionally affected. This introductory training will explore the importance of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities, identify problem gambling concepts and terminology, and will categorize variables associated with an increased risk or a lower likelihood of problem gambling.

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Upon completion of the training and receipt of your evaluation survey, participants of A Public Health Approach to Problem Gambling Training will be emailed a certificate of completion. You are welcome to use the certificate, along with the description and learning objectives, to apply for other state-level CEs that are appropriate for you.

Continuing Education Credit: MCOE PGP provides CEU’s for CPS, CAC, CADC, CADC-II, CCDP.

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Learning Objectives

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Apply a public health approach to problem gambling
  • Describe levels of gambling and their associated risk
  • Identify problem gambling risk and protective factors
  • Determine groups at disproportionate risk for developing problem gambling
  • Explore intersections between problem gambling and other behavioral health issues


Contact Hours


Track and Competency Level

Problem Gambling
, Intermediate