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Penquis District Public Health Improvement Plan
The Penquis District Public Health Improvement Plan (DPHIP) identifies our 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).
The purpose and importance of creating and implementing the Penquis DPHIP is based on the ten essential public health services through assessment, policy development, and assurance. Through the DPHIP, the Penquis District Coordinating Council is working locally and regionally to meet public health accreditation and national public health standards through a community-based, multi-sector partnership to improve the public’s health.
In its 2017 - 2019 DPHIP, the Penquis District Coordinating Council (PDCC) identified the following priorities:
- Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Tobacco Use
- Food Security, Obesity, Physical Activity, and Nutrition
- Access to Behavioral Care / Mental Healthcare