achieve measurable improvement in the quality of life in the River Valley towns
of Oxford County through coordinated, ongoing public health promotion.
Our Success :
Established in 1997,
the Healthy Communities is successor to the Northern Oxford County Coalition (NOCC).
The regional Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provided financial support
and technical assistance to the NOCC, whose chief concern was environmental
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Healthy Hearts 5K Run/Walk
The Healthy Hearts 5K Run/Walk is a fundraiser for the
American Heart Association's 2011 Heart Walk that takes place on September 18th
in Rumford. Join as we celebrate the end of the River Valley Healthy Communities
Coalition 100 Miles in 100 Days Challenge. There is no personal fundraising to
do; all that's necessary to participate is your registration. The course is an
intermediate level that will give a spring tour of the Rumford community.
Timing is being provided by The Chisholm Ski Club from
Black Mountain of Maine. Check out this link for all you need to know about
*Awards will be given to the top three men & women in
the categories of 17 & under and 18 & over. *Certificates will be given to the
top three walkers.
Community-wide projects facilitated by the
Healthy Communities aimed at addressing quality of life issues.
Healthy Communities sponsored events that
bring people together to assess and strategize about our community's
priority health issues through summits, retreats, focus groups and
The Healthy Communities can assist through
linking complementary projects together, providing technical
assistance and offering vehicles for recognition and support.
- Reward successful programs, nurture
fledgling programs, and fill in gaps in community resources
through development of new and existing programs
- Raise awareness of the health status of
our community, share information and data with community, and
update regularly with a focus on measurable outcomes
- Promote and maintain community
involvement and ownership of programs and delivery systems
- Ensure the long-term stability and
impact of the Coalition
- Become recognized as a clearing house
(resource) to help coordinate local efforts and share resources
aimed at community health/education
What is KeepMEWell?
designed to help Maine residents assess their risk for chronic
disease, improve their health through education, and link them to
local resources and supports that can help them decrease their risk
of chronic disease and improve their health. It is part of the
Governor's Universal Wellness Initiative aimed at helping Maine
reach its goal of becoming the healthiest state in the nation.
KeepMEWell has two main features. The first is an assessment
that Maine residents, 18 years or older, can complete. Based on your
answers to a series of health questions, you will get three
personalized reports. The reports assess your risk for chronic
disease, highlight where you can take action to improve your health,
and provide a list of local resources in your area that can help
with disease prevention and management.
The second feature helps Mainers, especially those who are uninsured
or underinsured, learn about low cost healthcare services in their
local area. Check it out