State Health Improvement Plan 2018 - 2020

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC), an office of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is responsible for providing essential public health services that preserve, promote, and protect health. However, many organizations, both public and private, share this goal. An engaged public-private collaboration assures efficient and effective services and systems. This plan reflects the public health priorities of the Maine DHHS, with significant input from our public health partners. The final content was approved by the State Coordinating Council for Public Health and Maine DHHS. It is intended to be a living, working document that will be revised as available resources change and new partner activities are identified.

The State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) is designed to improve the health of all Maine people. It focuses on five health priorities, with goals, objectives, and strategies for achieving measurable success over the next three years:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Obesity
  • Mental Health
  • Substance Abuse, including Tobacco


The State Health Improvement Plan is based on part of data from the 2016 Maine Shared Community Health Needs Assessment

If you are interested in participating in the implementation of the SHIP, please contact Nancy Birkhimer (287-5716)