Healthy Acadia and the Maine Public Health Association Host Candidates Community Health Breakfast
October 11, 2012

Healthy Acadia and the Maine Public Health Association invite candidates and community members to a Candidates Community Health Breakfast on Wednesday, October 24 from 7:30am to 9:30am at the Ramada Inn, 215 High Street, Ellsworth.

All legislative candidates in Hancock County are invited, along with interested community members and partners who participate in building healthier communities.

The Candidates Community Health Breakfast will be an opportunity for candidates and community members to share perspectives on health issues facing the region, as well as to hear from Healthy Acadia and MPHA about current community and state-wide health initiatives. The breakfast will be a time for all participants to explore the many opportunities for working together to build healthier communities.

The upcoming Candidates Community Health Breakfast is free and open to the public. Seating is limited – to attend the Breakfast on October 24, please RSVP to Healthy Acadia’s Elsie Flemings, at elsie@healthyacadia.org or by phone at 288-5331.

Healthy Acadia is a community health coalition that has been working across the region for the past 12 years. Healthy Acadia serves as the Healthy Maine Partnership (HMP) for Hancock County, coordinating essential public health services. The coalition creates lasting improvements to the health of our communities across Downeast Acadia by connecting individuals with health supports, building partnerships, coordinating education and prevention services, and improving policies and environments.

“Healthy Acadia looks forward to sharing our Healthy Maine Partnership efforts, our many additional community health initiatives, the opportunities we see, and the challenges we face in making it possible for all Downeast residents to lead healthy lives,” stated Doug Michael, Executive Director of Healthy Acadia.

The Maine Public Health Association (MPHA) has been working to improve public health since 1984 as an organization of approximately 400 public health professionals throughout Maine. MPHA is dedicated to improving and sustaining the health and wellbeing of all Maine residents by advocating for policies and environments that promote public health and health equity. MPHA’s diverse membership has a common interest in protecting and advancing the health of residents through advocacy, education, research and service.

“MPHA looks forward to sharing our exciting work across the State and discussing the critical health issues we face,” said Kristina Pettingill, Executive Director of Maine Public Health Association.