Healthy Communities

Workgroup Information

Primary Contacts

In Washington County:

Judy East

Reduce incidence of preventable chronic disease throughout the region and increase access/availability to local food and opportunities for exercise.

Desired Outcomes

  • Reduce the incidence of preventable chronic disease throughout the region
  • Increase access/availability to local food
  • Improved access to recreational assets providing opportunities for healthy excerise
  • Alignment of federal planning and investment resources that mirror the local and regional strategies for achieving sustainable communities

Progress to Date

As in the rest of New England and, indeed the rest of the country, the local foods movement is alive and well in Aroostook and Washington counties.

Workteams in Washington County are focusing on:

 

Resources in Aroostook County are provided here.