Public Health Program

Engaging Communities to Improve Health and Wellness for All

The Public Health Program (PHP) engages communities to improve health and wellness for all. PHP partners with local stakeholders in Baldwin, Bridgton, Cape Elizabeth, Casco, Gorham, Harrison, Naples, Raymond, Scarborough, Sebago, South Portland, Standish, Westbrook, and Windham. Initiatives include Substance Use Prevention Program, Let’s Go 5210, SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education, Healthy Youth – Healthy Lake Region, and the Lake Region Oral Health Program. 

The Public Health Program partners with local stakeholders in:

  • Baldwin
  • Bridgton
  • Cape Elizabeth
  • Casco
  • Gorham
  • Harrison
  • Naples
  • Raymond
  • Scarborough
  • Sebago
  • South Portland
  • Standish
  • Westbrook
  • Windham

Healthy Youth Healthy Lake Region Project

PHP provides backbone support for the HYHLR Project, which aims to nurture good mental health among youth and young adults ages 14-25 in the Lake Region School District community by increasing supports, resources, and opportunities that promote social emotional well-being.

 

5210 Let’s Go!

PHP is a dissemination partner for this nationally recognized childhood obesity prevention program, partnering with schools, child care and out-of-school programs, and community organizations to change environments where children and families live, learn work and play.

 

Lake Region Oral Health Program

This program works to improve children’s oral health through better access to services and increased awareness. Focused on Bridgton, Casco, Naples, and Sebago.

 

SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education Program

The SNAP-Ed program offers fun and free classes for people eligible for SNAP (food stamps). We partner with schools and community organizations to provide classes and resources for all ages.

 

Substance Use Prevention Program

Staff partner with schools, law enforcement, and community organizations to implement evidence-based prevention strategies. We focus on creating a supportive community environment that prevents drug and alcohol use by young people.

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