Healthy Maine Streets
Worksite Wellness. Community Leadership. Downtown Vitality.
Anne Ball, 207.512.4906
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 was made possible by a $1.64 million grant through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Community Transformation Grants. The program established local Wellness Committees, that worked to address the disparate health access and outcomes for employees of small businesses, that are the heart and soul of small town centers. The grant allowed us to bring communities and small businesses together to create wellness programs shared by small businesses and downtowns that are transforming our communities into more healthy, vibrant places to live and work.
Eat Right, Be Active, and Breathe Free
Healthy Maine Streets is funded by a Community Transformation Grant, a US CDC project, made possible
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