Division of Disease Prevention

The Division of Disease Prevention works across three focus areas to better the lives of all Maine people:

  • Children have a healthy start
  • Healthy and safe living
  • Chronic disease prevention and control

How do we do that?

  • We work with Maine families to reduce health issues and link them to tools that enable them to lead a healthy life.
  • We help to reduce chronic disease risk factors for Maine people throughout their life span by:
    • Helping people quit smoking
    • showing people the harm in tobacco and encourging them not to start
    • creating environments that support healthy eating and physical activity
    • providing information and tools for people to take control of their own health
    • helping people to understand how they can prevent injuries
  • We promote early detection and follow-up of: chronic diseases (such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease) and metabolic disorders.
  • We support Mainers who have chronic disease(s) or conditions by helping them learn to manage and control their condition while maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle.
  • We provide training, data, and resources to partners and stakeholders statewide.

Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention

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