Health Data
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
KIDS Count 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

To view the 2015-2017 Comparison Reports for our coverage area - the Downeast Public Health District (DPH) (Washington and Hancock counties) - or by county, click on the appropriate link(s) below:

Downeast DPH - grades 5-6

Downeast DPH - middle school students

Downeast DPH - high school students

Hancock County - high school students

Hancock County - middle school students

Washington County - high school students

Washington County - middle school students


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.

Maine Shared Community Health Needs Assessment 

The Maine Shared Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) is intended to coordinate State and County needs assessments. This effort the CHNA identifies the priority needs of hospitals; supports state and local public health accreditation efforts; and provides valuable population health assessment data for a wide variety of organizations across Maine. By doing this together, we avoid duplication of efforts and foster collaborative partnerships. The CHNA reports, , provide up-to-date health profiles at the state, county, urban, and sub-population levels. 

Click here to access links to the 2018 County Profiles, District Profiles, and Health Equity Data sheets. State and City level profiles are scheduled to be published late fall of 2018.