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What We Do: Get Fit & Win: A 10-week program that encourages physical activity and has helped over 2,000 people in Androscoggin County lead healthier, more active lifestyles Medication Collections: A time to return unwanted or expired medicines in an effort to lower misuse and abuse of prescription drugs. Since 2010, Healthy Androscoggin and our partners have collected over 1.5 tons of medicine Quit & Win: A 5-week program that has helped over 1,765 people in Androscoggin County in their effort to quit smoking Work Healthy: A program that has rewarded nearly 100 businesses in Androscoggin County for promoting good health for their employees

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5210 Let’s Go!: A community effort working with more than 35 schools, childcare, and healthcare sites to promote healthy living for children, youth and families

How You Can Help: Whether your passion is education, advocacy, a healthier family or community, Healthy Androscoggin is dedicated to empowering all of our communities, now and for generations to come.

Healthy Androscoggin The Path to Better Health

If you are interested in contributing, please contact Healthy Androscoggin at (207) 795-5990 or info@healthyandroscoggin.org

Contact Us For More Information Healthy Androscoggin 300 Main Street Lewiston, ME 04240 795-5990 www.healthyandroscoggin.org info@healthyandroscoggin.org Visit us at: 130 East Avenue, Lower Level, Lewiston, ME

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Funded in part by the Fund for Healthy Maine and other Local, State and Federal Grants.


Vision The communities of Healthy Androscoggin are the healthiest in Maine.

Mission Empowering people and improving the public health of the communities of Healthy Androscoggin through ongoing planning, community action, education, and advocacy.

Goals 1. Support tobacco-free lifestyles 2. Reduce high risk drinking and prevent substance abuse 3. Promote physical activity 4. Promote healthy eating

Who We Serve Auburn Durham Greene Leeds Lewiston Lisbon

Mechanic Falls Minot Poland Sabattus Turner Wales

Tobacco •“Tar Wars” education program for 5th graders • Tobacco support group that meets weekly to help those trying to quit • Technical assistance to worksites, hospitals, colleges, landlords and tenants to develop tobacco policies

Nutrition and Physical Activity • Food access, through the Local Food Council and the County’s Food Service Organizations • Teaching nutrition to low-income residents at food pantries • Farm to School and garden-based nutrition education programs

Substance Abuse • Androscoggin County Alcohol Enforcement Team to reduce underage drinking • Server Seller trainings to promote responsible alcohol sales • Project Unite, Androscoggin County’s substance abuse prevention coalition • The Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative to connect students in Lewiston and Auburn to substance abuse treatment

Worksite Wellness • Annual Work Healthy Awards that recognize leaders in worksite wellness at the Chamber of Commerce Breakfast

• Wellness Council of Androscoggin County, hosting quarterly breakfasts and providing technical assistance for worksites that provide policies and activities that promote healthy lifestyles


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