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Community Engagement Opportunities

The Maine Shared Health Needs Assessment and Planning Process (SHNAPP) has completed a major milestone in the 2016 Shared Community Health Needs Assessment (Shared CHNA). The Shared CHNA study, sponsored by a collaborative of Central Maine Healthcare, EMHS, MaineGeneral Health, MaineHealth, and the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, compiled data from all 16 counties. The Shared CHNA reports provide an in-depth look at health status, barriers to care and other demographics, and social issues affecting individuals and organizations in your community. The next step in the process is to learn from community members what is important to them, local resources that are available, and get suggestions for how to address these priority issues.

Attendees will be invited to participate in breakout sessions following the presentation of the Shared CHNA findings. Participants will be asked to provide insights on key priorities in the findings that will ultimately help to inform a variety of organization’s health improvement plans, implementation strategies, and related work to help improve efforts focused on improving the health and well-being of our community members.

Below are the dates, locations, and contacts for the various community forums. We encourage you participate in one or more of these very important engagement opportunities. Event day registraiton at the forums will be available. As registration options open up for the following forums, links will be updated on this site accordingly. Please feel free to contact the regional contacts listed below for more information.

November 4, 2015
9:30am -12:00 noon
Northern Maine Community College
Edmunds Conference Center
33 Edgemont Drive
Presque Isle, ME 04769

November 17, 2015
9am - 11am
The Center for Community Education
Houlton Regional Hospital
20 Hartford Street
Houlton, ME 04730

January 7, 2016
9am – 11 am
University of Maine at Fort Kent
Nadeau Hall
23 University Drive
Fort Kent, ME 04743

Contact: Joy Barresi Saucier
jbarresisaucier@emhs.org, 768-4011
January 11, 2016
*January 13, 2016 (alternate snow date)
3 pm – 6 pm
MaineHealth (MMC A&B)
110 Free Street
Portland, ME 04101
Contact: Melissa Skahan
November 10, 2015
8:30 am – 11:00 am
Moore Community Center
125 State Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Contact: Kelley Columber kcolumber@emhs.org 374-3418;
Patricia Patterson-King pking@mainehospital.org 664-5337
November 18, 2015
8:30 am – 11 am
Jeff’s Catering
15 Littlefield Road,
Brewer, ME 04412
Contact: Nicole Hammar
nhammar@emhs.org 973-7245
November 12, 2015
The Mill
6 East Main Street
Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426
5:00 – 7:00 pm (4:30 pm registration)
Contact: Nicole Hammar
nhammar@emhs.org 973-7245
November 20, 2015
8:30 am – 11 am
Maine Veterans’ Homes
32 Veterans Way
Machias, ME 04654

December 1, 2015
8:30 am – 11 am
Washington County Community College
Assembly Room
One College Drive
Calais, ME 04619
Contact: Nicole Hammar
nhammar@emhs.org 973-7245
December 10, 2015
9:30-11:30 am (9 am registration)
Waterville Elks Banquet & Conference Center
76 Industrial Street
Waterville, ME 04901

December 11, 2015
3-5 pm (2:30 pm registration)
Alfond Center for Health
35 Medical Center Parkway
Augusta, ME 04333

Contact: Ellen Wells
ewells@emhs.org 861-3292
Contact: Karen Hawkes
487-3890 ext. 2733
January 20, 2016
11am - 1:30pm
(lunch will be served)
167 Leighton Street
Pittsfield, ME 04967

Contact: Karen Hawkes
487-3890 ext. 2733