The Cumberland District Public Health Council (CDPHC) was convened in December 2006. The primary focus of the council is to ensure that public health services are provided to all towns in the Cumberland District. Efforts to this end include:
Presentations to Greater Portland Council of Governments
Individual meetings with nearly every town in the district
Creation of town-level health status reports
Review of local and state public health statutes
Distribution of health education materials to each town
Piloting contracted public health services with select towns
The efforts of the Cumberland District Public Health Council are funded by contributions from MaineHealth, Maine Medical Center, Mercy Health System, Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (via Healthy Maine Partnership grant), Woodfords Family Services, Cumberland County, and Cumberland County CDBG program.
The Council’s mission is to promote the health of all our communities by providing information, coordination, collaboration, and advocacy.
The Council’s vision is that communities in the Cumberland District are among the healthiest in the state.