APRIL is Alcohol Awareness Month
This year, CDC is drawing attention to the risks to women from binge drinking, a dangerous behavior that leads to many health and social problems for women, particularly if they are pregnant or may become pregnant.
April marks Alcohol Awareness Month, a nationwide campaign intended to raise awareness of the health and social problems that excessive alcohol consumption can cause for individuals, their families, and their communities. Excessive drinking is a dangerous behavior for both men and women. This year, CDC is drawing attention to the risks to women's health from binge drinking, the most common type of excessive alcohol consumption by adults. more...
Tipsoft Anonymous Tipline
Area schools and police departments are collaborating on new anonymous tip lines to help promote safety and prevent underage drinking and drug use. Visit our Substance Abuse Prevention page to learn where and how Tipsoft works.
Changes at the Choose To Be Healthy Coalition
Long-time Coalition Director Deb Erickson-Irons is moving to a new role at York Hospital. Deb will direct the transition of York Hospital's Family Practice Groups to patient-centered medical homes. Sue Patterson, formerly the Healthy Maine Partnership Coordinator, is the new Coalition Director and Natalie Gould has been hired to work as the Community Health Specialist. Caitlin Crane, RD, recently joined the team as the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program--formerly known as Food Stamps) Nutrition Educator. Lynne Hatch works with retailers to prevent the sale of tobacco products to underage customers. Sally Manninen continues as the Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator and Amanda Carey is the Youth Coordinator. Choose To Be Healthy recently moved to a new office on the York Hospital campus. We are now located at 2 Hospital Drive, Suite 2B.
"The Choose To Be Healthy Coalition has been in existence for 14 years. We plan to continue to grow and change with our communities' health needs. We welcome new coalition partners. We would love to explain our work and give you a tour of our new office space," said Coalition Director Sue Patterson.