Choose To Be Healthy's Annual Report, 2013 is found at Your Local Healthy Maine Partnership.
Because marijuana is in the news and our workplan includes educating the public and helping to prevent youth marijuana use, we are providing links to news and resources to help you stay current in the public health and safety issues related to marijuana use and abuse. Check back, we will try to keep this section updated!
Below is a link to southern York County Senators and Representatives contact information. If you live in the CTBH service area and want to voice your opinion on any issues you care about, please contact your local Representative and Senator.
Who We Are
The Choose To Be Healthy Partnership (CTBH) is a comprehensive community health coalition that works to reduce the incidence of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, chronic lung disease and substance abuse. CTBH staff, members and partners work in the towns of Berwick, Eliot, Kittery, Lebanon, North Berwick, Ogunquit, South Berwick, Wells, and York.
Choose To Be Healthy is funded with tobacco settlement money from the Fund for a Healthy Maine through the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and a federal Drug Free Communities Support Program. Additional financial and in-kind support comes from federal and state grants, foundations, local organizations and our lead agency, York Hospital.
What We Do
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Choose To Be Healthy promotes community-level support of personal and public health. Examples of these supports are healthy nutrition policies for schools and community groups, tobacco-free recreation area policies for towns, indoor winter walking trails in public buildings, and advocating for better parental monitoring practices for under-age alcohol use prevention.
The mission of Choose To Be Healthy is to provide and promote opportunities for adults and youth in our Southern York County community to choose behaviors that help them to achieve their optimal health. We do this by maintaining a vibrant coalition with diverse community representation that is a part of the statewide Healthy Maine Partnership system; by assessing community assets and needs; and by applying this assessment to guide our implementation of evidenced based health improvement and disease prevention strategies.
- Coalition Director, Deb Erickson-Irons 207-351-2659
- Community Health Coordinator, Sue Patterson 207-351-2658
- Susbtance Abuse Prevention Coordinator, Sally Manninen 207-351-2655
- Youth Coordinator, Amanda Carey 207-351-2654
- Main Number 207-351-2656
- Fax 207-439-8764
- Please join us to hear about health promotion and disease prevention, to share your knowledge, to give your opinion, to volunteer, to participate!
CTBH 2012/2013 Schedule.
- For more info on the Healthy Maine Partnership system go to Healthy Maine Partnerships.
For more information, contact Coalition Director Deborah Erickson-Irons at
email@example.com or 207-351-2659.