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
- A smoker is two to three times more
likely to quit with help than when trying to quit on their own.
The help line offers free nicotine replacement aids to people
quitters an on-line partnership with other quitters, gives quit tips
and stories that have been shared by their members, as well as other
free support. They also provide on line counseling for a monthly
www.ffsonline.org Is an
adaptation of the American Lung Associationís gold standard, group
clinic that has helped thousands of smokers to quit for good. It
will lead you through quitting, step by step using the program
Freedom From Smoking.
www.whyquit.com Is hosted by
Joel Spitzer, an authority in the development and implementation of
smoking cessation and prevention programs for over 30 years. This is
the web-site to go to for motivation, education, and support for
cold-turkey nicotine cessation.
These activities are
supported by the Maine Lead Poisoning Prevention Fund
The Maine.gov website provides numerous resources regarding lead
prevention as well abatement and a list of providers and print
The Maine Tracking Network: Improving Public Health with Better
This link provides data collected by county as well a valuable
information about lead poisoning and how it is tracked.