Division of Local Public Health

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2013 Local Health Officer Initial Online Training is now available.

The updated LHO training contains new information, detailed explanation of legal concepts and additional resources related to issues that local health officers are likely to encounter.

2013 Childhood Lead Poisoning

Local Health Officers who complete all five modules of this training are eligible for one-hour training credit through the Maine CDC, Local Public Health. Please complete the form at the end of this training to receive credit. For further assistance please contact: judy.gopaul@maine.gov


The Division of Local Public Health (DLPH) was created in 2008 in order to strengthen and improve public health services and infrastructure at the local and district levels. Organizationally, the office is located within Maine CDC Administration.

DLPH staff collaborate and partner with other Maine CDC and DHHS Programs and divisions, local service providers, municipal governments, and community partners to effectively and efficiently coordinate and integrate local and district-wide public health activities.

DLPH employs a number of District Public Health Liaisons who are placed throughout the state at District DHHS Offices. Liaisons provide public health leadership at the district level and work in close collaboration with other Maine CDC field staff, including District Field Epidemiologists, Public Health Nurses and Health Inspectors.

Contact Information:

DLPH Administration
Sharon Leahy-Lind, Director
Phone: 207-287-5345
E-mail: Sharon.Leahy-Lind@maine.gov

Judy H. Gopaul, J.D., MPPM
Local Public Health Coordinator
Email: Judy.Gopaul@maine.gov 
Telephone: 207-287-4397
Fax: 207-287-5355