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Public Health Program of Excellence Award

MPHA recognizes effective, efficient, evidence-based and creative public  health programs that you know of in your community, district or throughout Maine. The goal of the Program of Excellence Award is to increase the visibility of public health initiatives in Maine, to promote adoption of effective public health programs, and to provide recognition to organizations involved in successful collaborative public health initiatives.

Award Recipients

  • New England Arab American Organization: Together Home Is Here & Maine Virtual Dental Home Initiative (2023)
  • Yarmouth Community Coronavirus Task Force (2022)
  • New Mainers Public Health Initiative (2021)
  • Wabanaki Public Health: Colored Paper Project (2020)
  • Maine Department of Transportation: My Maine Sign (2019)
  • The Locker Project (2018)
  • WinterKids (2016)
  • Muskie Public Health Education Corps & Camp Adventure (2015)
  • Portland Defending Childhood (2014)
  • Healthy You (2013)
  • Diversion Alert Program (2012)
  • United Somali Women of Maine (2011)
  • Maine Newborn Hearing Program & the Mt. Desert Visiting Nurses Program (2010)
  • Maine Youth Overweight Collaborative (MYOC) (2009)
  • Let’s Go! (2008)
  • The Smoke-Free Housing Coalition of Maine (2007)
  • Raising Readers, MaineHealth & Power Up! Healthy Portland, City of Portland (2006)
  • Maine-ly Nutrition; PTM Treatment Initiative & The Maine Tobacco Free College Network (2005)
  • Maine Comprehensive Cancer Control Initiative (2004)
  • ME Cares Program at Medical Care Development & Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Public Health, UNE (2003)
  • AH! Asthma Health Program (2002)
  • Parents are Teachers Too (2001)
  • Saddleback Youth Initiative & Farmington Healthy Community Coalition (2000)
  • Ellsworth Area PATCH Exercise Programs; March Into May Greater Portland; Special Screening Day for Women, Portland & Nursing and Wellness Center, Bath Housing Authority (1999)
  • Move and Improve, Eastern Maine Medical Center; Outer Island Initiative, Mt. Desert Island Hospital; Kids and Transportation, Greater Portland Council of Governments & Take a Breather! Work Smoke Free, Portland Public Health Division (1998)
  • Greater Portland Water Fluoridation Initiative, Portland Public Health; Are You Man Enough to Stop? Portland Public Health Division & School Based Adolescent Immunization, Community Health Services (1997)