Healthy Maine 2020

Welcome to the Healthy Maine 2020. This document provides a brief overview of the key public health indicators in Maine, briefly describes some of the State’s current health issues, and establishes goals for improvement in the next decade. Healthy Maine 2020 presents thirteen key areas of public health.


Goals for Healthy Maine 2020

  1. Attain high-quality, longer lives free of preventable disease, disability, injury, and premature death.
  2. Achieve health equity, eliminate disparities, and improve the health of all groups.
  3. Create social and physical environments that promote good health for all.
  4. Promote quality of life, healthy development, and healthy behaviors across all life stages.

This is one of several current efforts to monitor the health of Mainers and help them live healthier and longer lives. As complementary resources, the 2012 State Health Assessment provides additional health status data and the 2013-2017 State Health Improvement Plan addresses in more detail strategies to meet shorter term goals.

Many of the objectives presented in Healthy Maine 2010 will continue to be tracked, while also adding some new ones to reflect changes in both health status and public health systems and practice over the last ten years.

Data for objectives in Healthy Maine 2020 can be found with data for the 2012 State Health Assessment.