MCD Inc.

Programs

Healthy Lincoln County

Healthy Lincoln County's mission is to build a healthy Lincoln County through collaboration, education and outreach. Since 2013, Healthy Lincoln County (HLC) has partnered with MCD Public Health for management service supports such as IT, finance and human resources. MCDPH fosters professional development opportunities focused on the core public health competencies in order to strengthen the leadership that HLC provides to a broad range of local coalition-based community health initiatives. Because of this infusion, HLC is poised to develop new programs and diversify funding to enhance organizational sustainability.


Currently, HLC carries out a number of health initiatives such as:

  • Substance Use and Misuse Prevention (community awareness, risk reduction, life skills, marijuana use education, underage drinking prevention, reduction of access to prescription drugs, school policy best practice standards, drug free communities)
  • Food Security and Local Food Systems (research-based community activities to improve access and education, school programs)
  • SNAP Ed Nutrition Education (nutrition education programs for low income youth, parents, and adults)

Back to Preventing Disease and Promoting Healthy Behaviors


Region Served: Lincoln County, ME


Focus Areas: substance use prevention and education, nutrition education, food security systems


Tools: community collaboration, coalition building, policy development, data collection and analysis


Funders: Office of National Drug Control Policy, Maine DHHS, USDA, Full Plates Full Potential, Quimby Family Foundation, Maine Community Foundation, Onion Foundation, No Kid Hungry, Elizabeth Ann Leach Charitable Trust


Contact: Kate Martin, MA, CPH, Executive Director - kmartin@mcdph.org, 207-563-1300


Address: 281 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543