Community Engagement

The Maine Shared CHNA, which is completed every three years, is a collaborative initiative of Northern Light Health*, Central Maine Healthcare, MaineGeneral Health, MaineHealth, and the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. We use this assessment to turn data into action because we believe we can help Maine become the healthiest state in the nation. Through this dynamic public-private partnership, we will develop shared community health needs assessment reports and engage communities statewide in supporting data-driven health improvement plans for Maine people.
 
You can help us by attending one of the many forums of business, legislative, healthcare, and community leaders scheduled across the state throughout September, October, and November. At the forums, a County Health Profile containing critical health indicators and measures will be shared and discussed. And more importantly, you can lend your voice to community health issues that are important to you and provide suggestions to address these priority issues. We hope you will include a forum on your fall calendar and join in the discussion to address the top public health concerns in your region.
 
* EMHS became Northern Light Health on October 1, 2018.

Androscoggin County: October 3, 2018, 10 am – Noon at Gendron Franco Center, 46 Cedar Street, Lewiston, ME 04240; October 11, 2018 6 – 8 pm at St. Mary's Lepage Conference Center, 99 Campus Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240
Contact: Jamie L. Paul, Western District Public Health Liaison, Jamie.l.paul@maine.gov 207-795-4302

Aroostook County: September 17, 2018, 1 -3 pm, Simulcast at three sites:  Northern Maine Community College, 33 Edgemont Drive, Presque Isle, ME 04769; Houlton Regional Hospital, 20 Hartford Street, Houlton, ME 04730; University of Maine at Fort Kent Nadeau Hall Teleconference Center, Pleasant Street, Fort Kent, ME 04743
Contacts: Laura Turner, Community Liaison/Manager TAMC LiveSAFE, lturner@tamc.org 768-4738; Stacy Boucher, Aroostook District Public Health Liaison, stacy.boucher@maine.gov 207-493-4087
 
Cumberland County: October 4, 2018, 4 – 6pm at MMC Dana Center, 22 Bramhall Street, Portland, ME 04102; October 11, 2018, 4 – 6 pm, Lakes Region High School, 1877 Roosevelt Trail, Naples, ME 04055
Contacts: Katie Kerr, Director of Mission, Mercy Hospital, kerrk@emhs.org 200-0361; Kristine Jenkins, Cumberland District Public Health Liaison, krisitn.l.jenkins@maine.gov 207-822-2352
 
Franklin County: October 25, 2018, 4:30 – 7:30 pm, Mt. Blue High School, 129 Seam Road, Farmington, ME 04938
Contact: Jamie L. Paul, Western District Public Health Liaison, Jamie.l.paul@maine.gov 207-795-4302
 
Hancock County: October 30, 2018, 9 – 11 am, Moore Community Center, 133 State Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605
Contacts: Zoe Tenney, Director, Primary Care Clinical Quality, Blue Hill Memorial Hospital zoe.tenney@emhs.org 374-3959; Doug Keith, Director of Rehabilitation Services and Medical Nutrition Services, Maine Coast Memorial Hospital dkeith@mainehospital.org  664-5474; Alfred May, Downeast District Public Health  Liaison, alfred.may@maine.gov 207-255-2017
 
Kennebec County: October 18, 2018, 4 – 6 pm, Thomas College, 180 West River Road, Spann Commons, Summit Room
Waterville, ME 04901
Contacts: Baylee Doughty, Community Health Program Coordinator, Inland Hospital, bdoughty@emhs.org 861-3392; Paula Thomson, Central District Public Health Liaison, paula.thomson@maine.gov 207-287-2613
 
Knox County: October 24, 2018, 5 – 7 pm, Rockland City Hall – Council Chambers, 270 Pleasant Street, Rockland, ME 04841
Contact: Drexell White, Midcoast District Public Health Liaison, drexell.r.white@maine.gov 207-596-4278
 
Lincoln County: November 13, 2018, 3:30 – 5:30 pm, Lincoln Academy, 81 Academy Hill Road, Newcastle, ME 04553
Contact: Drexell White, Midcoast District Public Health Liaison, drexell.r.white@maine.gov 207-596-4278
 
Oxford County: October 10, 2018, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Telstar High School Library, 284 Walkers Mills Road, Bethel ME; October 22, 2018, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Paris Fire Station, 137 Western Avenue, South Paris, ME 04281
Contact: Jamie L. Paul, Western District Public Health Liaison, Jamie.l.paul@maine.gov 207-795-4302
 
Penobscot County: September 19, 2018, 8:00 – 10:00 am (7:30 am registration), St. Mary’s Church, 768 Ohio Street, Bangor, ME 04401
Contacts: Nicole Hammar, Community Health Improvement Manager, EMHS nhammar@emhs.org 973-7245; Jessica Fogg, Penquis District Public Health Liaison, Jessica.fogg@maine.gov 207-561-4421
 
Piscataquis County: September 18, 2018, 4:00 – 6:00 pm (3:30 pm registration), Dover Foxcroft Congregational Church, 824 West Main Street, Dover Foxcroft, ME 04426
Contacts: Nicole Hammar, Community Health Improvement Manager, EMHS nhammar@emhs.org 973-7245; Jessica Fogg, Penquis District Public Health Liaison, Jessica.fogg@maine.gov 207-561-4421
 
Sagadahoc County: November 2, 2018, 9 – 11 am, Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness, 329 Main Street, Brunswick, ME 04011
Contact: Drexell White, Midcoast District Public Health Liaison, drexell.r.white@maine.gov 207-596-4278
 
Somerset County: October 17, 2018, 3:30 – 5:30 pm, Skowhegan High School, 51 Academy Circle, Skowhegan, ME 04976
Contacts: Sherry Tardy, Director of Business Development, SVH, stardy@emhs.org 487-4085; Paula Thomson, Central District Public Health Liaison, paula.thomson@maine.gov 207-287-2613
Registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CHNA_Forum_Registration
 
Waldo County: November 1, 2018, 5 – 7 pm, University of Maine Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Avenue, Belfast, ME 04915
Contact: Drexell White, Midcoast District Public Health Liaison, drexell.r.white@maine.gov 207-596-4278
 
Washington County: September 20 and 26, 2018: September 20, 2018, 8:30 am – 10:30 am, Maine Veterans’ Homes, 32 Veterans Way, Machias, ME 04654; September 26, 2018, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm, Washington County Community College, One College Drive, Calais, ME 04619
Contacts: Nicole Hammar, Community Health Improvement Manager, EMHS nhammar@emhs.org 973-7245; Alfred May, Downeast District Public Health  Liaison, alfred.may@maine.gov 207-255-2017
 
York County: September 27, 2018, 3 – 5 pm, Saco City Hall, 300 Main Street, Saco, ME 04090
Contact: Adam Hartwig, York District Public Health Liaison, adam.hartwig@maine.gov 207-490-4626