Supporting the residents of Maine in becoming healthy, vibrant community members is the responsibility of many organizations and individuals. Central Maine Healthcare (CMH) takes this responsibility seriously by providing exceptional healthcare services in a safe and trusting environment through the expertise, commitment and compassion of our team of caregivers. In addition to providing direct healthcare services, CMH recognizes that our responsibility also includes connecting with our community and helping them to feel empowered to improve their own health and the health of others. This means stepping outside of our hospitals and practices to listen, collaborate and plan with a diverse set of patients, local businesses, municipal leaders, youth and populations not typically engaged in healthcare.
Community Health Needs Assessment
The Androscoggin County Community Health Needs Assessment is a process that takes place every three years. It is designed to seek input from our communities on leading health issues, assets to address these issues and gaps in resources and programs to sustain this work. The effort supports state and local public health accreditation efforts, meets IRS requirements for hospital community benefit activities and provides valuable population health assessment data for many organizations across Maine.
As part of the 2018-2019 Community Health Needs Assessment, Central Maine Healthcare partnered with local health coalitions, community action agencies and other individuals and partners to form local community engagement planning teams. These volunteer teams organized three community forums and facilitated key informant interviews. The forums and key informant interviews provided opportunities for local people with deep knowledge of their communities to comment on the quantitative data collected by various state organizations and provide their own observations of health needs and assets in our local community. Over 200 individuals participated in this process.
Community Health and Hunger Program Video
CMMC Archived Documents
Download a copy of the Central Maine Medical Center Community Health Implementation Plan 2019-2022.