Welcome to the Central District Coordinating Council

The Central District Coordinating 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 Central Public Health District.  The Central Public Health District includes Kennebec and Somerset Counties.

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

Mission – The DCC is a representative, district-wide body authorized by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention to engage in collaborative planning and decision-making for essential public health services at the district level. It serves to mobilize 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 and the Maine Center for Disease Control, the Council creates and updates a District Public Health Improvement Plan (DPHIP). The plan identifies the Central 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 2017-2019 District Public Health Improvement Plan Priorities are:

  • Substance Use
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • Obesity

Upcoming Events

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

For more information or to be added to our e-mail list, please contact Paula Thomson paula.thomson@maine.gov