Healthy Acadia uses statistical data to help inform our health priorities and guide interventions to improve the health of people across Downeast Acadia. These sources of data can also be helpful for community partners and individuals interested in gaining greater understanding of key health issues in the region.
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is the world’s largest, telephonic health survey system, which tracks a wide range of health conditions and risk behaviors in the United States. More Info
County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
County Health Rankings are conducted for nearly every county in the nation and show what we know
when it comes to making people sick or healthy. The County Health Roadmaps illustrate what we can do
to create healthier places to live, learn, work and play. More Info
District Health Profiles
Health data reports are available for each of the 8 public health districts in Maine. Healthy Acadia is part of the Downeast District. More Info
Supported by the Casey Foundation, KIDS COUNT is a national and state-by-state project to track the status of U.S. children, which includes measures of educational, social, economic, and physical well-being. More Info
Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey (MIYHS)
The purpose of this survey is to assess the health status of Maine’s youth, including the positive and negative behaviors and attitudes that influence healthy development. Topics include: substance use, bullying and violence, unintentional injuries, sexual behavior, health status (including oral health) and disabilities, physical activity, weight control and nutrition, suicide/depression, and developmental assets. More Info
2016 Maine Shared Community Health Needs Assessment for Hancock County
This summary provides high-level findings from the Maine Shared Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), a comprehensive review of health data and community stakeholder input on a broad set of health issues in Maine. The Shared CHNA was conducted through a collaborative effort among Maine’s four largest health-care systems – Central Maine HealthCare, Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems (EMHS), MaineGeneral Health, and MaineHealth – as well as the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention an office of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). View the full report here.
2010 Community Health Needs Assessment
In 2010, One Maine Health, a collaborative of EMHS, MaineHealth, and Maine General, commissioned a state-wide Community Health Needs Assessment conducted by the University of New England’s Center for Health Planning and Policy Research and the Muskie School at the University of Southern Maine. The report provides information about health status, barriers to care, and other demographic and social issues that affect people in Maine. More Info