The Maine Public Health Association is the oldest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in Maine and has been working to improve public health since 1984. MPHA aims to protect those who live, work and play in Maine from preventable, serious health threats and strives to assure community-based health promotion, disease prevention activities and preventive health services are universally accessible in Maine. MPHA represents a broad array of health professionals and others who care about their own health and the health of their communities.

MPHA builds a collective voice for public health, working to ensure access to health care, protect funding for core public health services and eliminate health disparities, among a myriad of other issues. We are a member based non-profit organization governed by a 16 member Board of Directors and guided by our mission and bylaws. MPHA has deep and vast support from many organizations throughout Maine and is an affiliate of the American Public Health Association.

February 3

MPHA officially supports SAM Maine

The Maine Public Health Association officially declares its support of SAM Maine and its goals to educate Mainers on the science of today’s marijuana and to warn them of the social costs Big Marijuana would bring to Maine.

LEWISTON – Friday, the Maine Public Health Association formally declared its alignment and partnership with SAM Maine (Smart Approaches to Marijuana), the Maine affiliate of Project SAM. MPHA endorses the four main goals of SAM Maine while and is in agreement that a policy of marijuana legalization would not solve any associated issues, but would instead create or increase existing public health problems.
“We join SAM Maine in rejecting a policy of marijuana legalization that would bring Big Marijuana to Maine.” commented MPHA Executive Director, Tina Pettingill. “We believe that establishing another legal drug industry in Maine will only increase the massive social and healthcare costs”

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February 3

MPHA in the News: MPHA launches new website

The Maine Public Health Association is proud to announce the launch of their new website. With a new clean design and improved navigation, visitors will have access to resources and many innovative tools to increase collaboration within the public health sector in Maine. The overall goal of the site is to provide its members and those interested in taking an active role in the overall health and well-being of those who live in Maine with the resources they need to make a difference and have their voice heard. Visitors will have access to advocacy tools, membership and volunteer opportunities, and tools that will cultivate collaboration. Visit the new site today and join the growing public health community dedicated to improving the health of those in Maine: