Welcome to the Midcoast Public Health Council

The Midcoast Public Health Council is a representative, district-wide body formed in partnership with the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) to engage in collaborative planning and decision-making for the delivery of the ten Essential Public Health Services in the Midcoast Public Health District.  The Midcoast Public Health District includes Waldo, Knox, Lincoln and Sagadahoc Counties; the Council includes representation from the four counties, as well as from Brunswick and Harpswell, Cumberland County towns with longstanding public health ties and partnerships with the Midcoast District.

Vision - A healthy population served by comprehensive, well-coordinated public health services

The Midcoast Public Health Council mobilizes working partnerships to combine efforts and resources within the District to produce results that no one community, organization, or sector could achieve effectively or efficiently alone.

In collaboration with District partners, the Council creates and updates a District Public Health Improvement Plan (DPHIP). The plan identifies the Midcoast District’s public health priorities in order to create a multi-year plan of objectives, strategies, and outcomes for district action. The DPHIP also informs partners of the district work and is used to inform the State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP).

Our 2022 District Public Health Improvement Plan Priorities are:

  • Access to Care
  • Mental Health
  • Social Determinants of Health

For a complete listing of upcoming meetings and events, please go to our Meetings and Events Calendar