Title

Article about the Healthy Community Coalition (HCC) in Farmington, which began i

Authors

Paul Doiron

Source

Down East

Date

1-1-2000

Pages

52-55

Abstract

Article about the Healthy Community Coalition (HCC) in Farmington, which began in 1989 when a group of doctors from Franklin Memorial Hospital became concerned about the epidemic of teenage cigarette smoking in the region and began an education program on the dangers of tobacco use. This group of volunteers became the first of the coalition's task forces. Today, the HCC has a paid staff of ten and annual budget of $300,000. From just two task forces in the late 1980s, the coalition has grown to eleven groups dealing with aging, childhood injury prevention, community health education, HIV/AIDs, cardiovascular fitness, nutrition, exercise, poverty, tobacco use, women's well-being, and worksite wellness. Two hundred volunteers serve on the task forces, including doctors, school teachers, social workers, law-enforcement officers, clergy, businesspeople, civic leaders, and average citizens.

Subjects

Healthy Community Coalition

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