Division of Population Health

The Division of Population Health and its programs support a variety of functions to improve health and prevent or reduce the impact of diseases.  Programs use an ecological approach that considers individuals within the social, organizational, and environmental contexts in which they live.

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Community Transformation Grant

A Maine CDC project, made possible with funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Division Goals:

  • Reduce the rates of preventable chronic diseases and diseases, and improve health outcomes for people living with chronic disease;
  • Improve health through health promotion, public health education, early detection, disease management, and implementation of public health policies;
  • Support data collection and analysis within the framework of public health surveillance in order to monitor disease rates and trends and evaluate programs;
  • Disseminate information about research-based best practices to ensure high quality programs and services;
  • Provide grants, contracts, training, and technical assistance to local agencies to achieve state and local public health goals;
  • Support primary and secondary dental disease prevention;
  • Improve the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of public health programs and services.

Population Health Program Areas:

  • Asthma
  • Comprehensive Cancer Control
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Children with Special Needs (CSHN)
  • Diabetes Prevention and Control
  • Breast and Cervical Health
  • Cancer Registry
  • Maine Cardiovascular Health
  • Maine Injury Prevention Program (MIPP)
  • Maine Suicide Prevention
  • Oral Health
  • Partnership For A Tobacco-Free Maine
  • Physical Activity and Nutrition
  • Coordinated School Health
  • Healthy Maine Partnerships
  • Teen and Young Adult Health

Debra A. Wigand, Division Director

Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Division of Population Health
11 State House Station
286 Water Street
Augusta, ME  04333-0011
Division Contact: Sherri Meucci
TTY: Maine relay 711