Union River Healthy Communities
Announcing: My Health Finder PDF Print E-mail

Union River Healthy Communities and the Hancock County Chronic Disease Self-Management Network, are pleased to announce the launch of MyHealthFinder.org.

Listings in the online directory originated with the Maine 2-1-1 system, which provides a larger database of state-wide resources. We have pulled out those that are related to managing chronic diseases, both disease specific and by prevention category. We have also focused on resources in Hancock County, and parts of Washington County. If you don't find what you're looking for here, try 2-1-1, which you can search online, or just dial 2-1-1 on your phone to talk to a helpful person.

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Union River Healthy Communities is a "healthy community coalition" dedicated to improving health through education, advocacy and action. We empower our communities to be physically active, free from addictions, and to eat healthy foods.  We serve 20 towns in Hancock County, including the Ellsworth and Schoodic regions and northern Hancock County.

Working waterfrontWe subscribe to the "Healthy Communities" principles, created by the World Health Organization, which say that health is broadly defined, everyone is included, and we make the best use of our local assets.

In 2003, the coalition conducted key informant interviews and dialogues, along with a review of published health information about the area; and created the Ellsworth Community Health Plan. In 2009, URHC revisited the findings of that Plan, once again conducted numerous interviews with community members and published the 2009, Building Our Healthy Future.

Besides taking on specific projects each year, the coalition holds a regular series of community dialogues on public health issues. Past dialogues have included transportation, designing active communities, substance abuse, under-age drinking, and sprawl. The coalition Advisory Board meets the first Tuesday of February, April, June, August, October, and December at Ellsworth City Hall, from 4-6 PM. The public is invited.