Healthy Acadia broadens community health role in Washington County
August 13, 2015

MACHIAS - Due to recent organizational changes, responsibility for Healthy Maine Partnership programming and other community health initiatives in Washington County has shifted from Washington County: One Community to Healthy Acadia.

Healthy Acadia has worked closely with Washington County: One Community to ensure a seamless transition, with no interruption in services. “We are grateful to Washington County: One Community for their commitment to community health, for their many years of wonderful partnership, and for their strong collaboration during this transition,” stated Elsie Flemings, Executive Director of Healthy Acadia. “We are pleased to say that the many community health programs and services that are so important to local residents are continuing and growing under the able guidance of Healthy Acadia’s Washington County staff.”

Healthy Acadia works on a broad range of community health initiatives that help Washington and Hancock counties to thrive. They will continue to expand upon these programs in both counties, including access to healthful services, hunger prevention, farm to school, nutrition education, tobacco-free communities, substance misuse prevention, active communities, positive social development, worksite wellness, environmental health, and emergency preparedness.

“Healthy Acadia has been dedicated to supporting community health initiatives in Washington County for many years,” said Flemings. “We look forward to building on those efforts in our new role, engaging with individuals and organizations throughout the county to build healthier communities for all.”

Healthy Acadia teams are now based in both Machias and Ellsworth. The Machias office is located at 121 Court Street, and the phone number 255-3741. The Hancock County office is located in Ellsworth at 140 State Street; the phone number is 667-7171. Please visit the Healthy Acadia website,, for more information about programs and services in your community.