Public Health

The Portland Public Health Division improves the health of all people in the community by working together to prevent disease, promote health, and protect residents from environmental threats.
  1. National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is October 22-28, 2017

    To increase awareness of childhood lead poisoning prevention, the City of Portland Public Health Division is participating in National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) October 22-28. Read on...
  2. Public Health Hosts 5th Community Overdose Prevention & Response Training

    The City of Portland is hosting its fifth Community Overdose Prevention and Response Training and Naloxone Distribution event on Monday, September 25 in the State of Maine Room in City Hall. This event is free and open to the public. Read on...
  3. Public Health Division Receives $100,000 Grant to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

    The City's Minority Health Program is pleased to announce that the Maine Cancer Foundation has awarded it with a two-year, $100,000 grant to assist the efforts in increasing colorectal cancer screening rates in vulnerable Greater Portland populations. Read on...
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