Healthy Maine Streets
Worksite Wellness. Community Leadership. Downtown Vitality.
Anne Ball, 207.415.5770
Healthy Maine Streets (HMS) builds on the Maine Downtown Center’s proven downtown revitalization framework to leverage community health improvements in a number of Maine towns and with a
combined population of 180,000.
HMS Mission Statement:
Creating vibrant downtowns through community leadership focused on developing place-based worksite wellness. Healthy Maine Streets connects small businesses with creative opportunities to make the healthy choice the easy choice. Healthy people build downtown vitality, fuel economic growth and strengthen our quality of place for future generations.
Background: The program is the result of a collaboration between the Maine Downtown Center and MCD Public Health and is made possible by a $1.64 million grant through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Community Transformation Grants. The program will establish local Wellness Councils, which will work to address the disparate health access and outcomes for employees of small businesses, which are the heart and soul of small town centers. The grant will allow us to bring communities and small businesses together to create a wellness program that is shared by small businesses and eventually transforms our communities into more healthy, vibrant places to live and work.
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Healthy Maine Streets is funded by a Community Transformation Grant, a US CDC project, made possible
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