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. 44th Annual Great American Smokeout

    Public Health Officials Encourage You to Quit Smoking. November 21 is the 44th Annual Great American Smokeout. Since 1976, the American Cancer Society has hosted the Great American Smokeout, a public awareness event encouraging people to quit smoking. Read on...
  2. Public Health Division’s Minority Health Program Receives $20k Grant

    Maine Health Access Foundation awards 4-month grant to support increased access to MaineCare and Marketplace insurance programs for individuals and families. Read on...
  3. City Public Health Officials Warn of Vaping Dangers

    As reports of vaping-related illnesses increase, Maine has enacted a law banning vaping on school grounds, which took effect on September 19, 2019. Read on...
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