Division of Local Public Health
UPDATED: Local Health Officer 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.
- District Public Health Improvement Plan
- Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnership (MAPP)
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.
Sharon Leahy-Lind, Director
Judy H. Gopaul, J.D., MPPM
Local Public Health Coordinator