Our Mission

We empower people and organizations as we build healthy communities together.

Our Vision

We envision vibrant communities where people thrive and healthful resources are easily accessible.

Our Service Area

We serve Washington and Hancock counties, and we provide additional community health support and leadership across Maine.

Our Areas of Focus

Healthy Acadia works on a broad range of collaborative community health initiatives, with six areas of focus:

Strong Beginnings - to support healthy development and resilience from birth to adulthood;

Healthy Food for All - to ensure that all people have access to nutritious, affordable food, and to make the healthy choice the easy choice;

Active and Healthy Environments - to ensure that our indoor and outdoor spaces are safe, healthy, and promote physical activity and wellness;

Healthy Aging - to ensure that all of us can age well - with strength, dignity, comfort and grace;

Substance Prevention and Recovery - to support people of all ages to live lives free of substance misuse and substance use disorder, and to support individuals throughout their recovery journey; and

Health Promotion & Management - to improve community supports across a wide range of health needs, from cancer patient navigation and stress reduction, to barrier removal for health challenges and chronic disease and pain self-management

Community Health Connects Us All

Healthy Acadia works on a broad range of community health initiatives that help Hancock and Washington Counties to thrive. Since 2001, we have convened and facilitated numerous collaborative community efforts with shared leadership from many sectors. Highlights of our accomplishments include:

  • New Farmers’ Markets providing access to fresh vegetables
  • Tobacco-free playgrounds, tobacco-free basketball courts, and tobacco-free parks
  • New sidewalks and trail enhancements providing safe routes to school
  • Community and school gardens increasing access to fresh, healthy foods
  • A community kitchen serving hot meals to seniors and disabled citizens
  • County-wide networks of food pantries providing nutrition education and access to healthier foods for food-insecure families
  • Dozens of schools purchasing fresh foods from local growers enhancing nutritional quality in thousands of meals
  • Several hundred units of smoke-free public housing providing safe, affordable dwellings for community members experiencing low-income
  • Development of healthy food and physical activity policies for childcare centers and after-school programs
  • Expansion of the Early Childhood Consultation and Outreach Program or ECCO, into Hancock County
  • Development and implementation of the Downeast Cancer Patient Navigator Program in Washington County
  • Development and launch of AmeriCorps Maine RecoveryCorps Program and the Maine Alliance for Recovery Coaching , an innovative system of peer recovery coaching supports that has expanded to several counties across Maine.

Find out how you can be a part of building healthy communities here!

Annual Reports

Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report - Healthy Acadia (PDF)

Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Report - Healthy Acadia (PDF)

Our Financials

For financial information pertaining to previous fiscal years, please contact us.