Posted on: January 23, 2018

City’s Public Health Director Presents Vision to Council’s Health & Human Services Committee

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The City’s Public Health Director, Dr. Kolawole Bankole, outlined his vision and goals for the future of the department during last night’s Health & Human Services Committee meeting. Dr. Bankole envisions a responsive public health department, one tha...

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Posted on: October 25, 2017

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is October 22-28, 2017

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To increase awareness of childhood lead poisoning prevention, the City of Portland Public Health Division, along with the state and federal CDC, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is partici...

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Posted on: September 22, 2017

Public Health Hosts 5th Community Overdose Prevention & Response Training

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The City of Portland's Substance Use Prevention and Needle Exchange Programs are hosting the Public Health Division's fifth Community Overdose Prevention and Response Training and Naloxone Distribution event on Monday, September 25 in the State of Maine R...

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Posted on: September 1, 2017

Public Health Division Receives $100,000 Grant to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

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The City of Portland Public Health Division’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 and improve ...

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Posted on: August 17, 2017

Overdose Awareness Day Vigil to be Held August 31 in Monument Square

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For the fourth year in a row, the volunteer-based outreach team of the Portland Needle Exchange Program, I AM HERE, is hosting Portland’s Overdose Awareness Day Vigil on August 31, 2017. This vigil is a part of an international movement organized by the P...

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Posted on: August 2, 2017

Overdose Recognition and Response Reminder

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The City of Portland’s Public Health Division and Police Department are urging residents to familiarize themselves with the risks and signs of an opioid overdose and be prepared to respond. Several community resources are available for assistance.

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Posted on: June 16, 2017

Shop the Maine CDC's Prevention Store!

Shop the Maine CDC's Prevention "store" for all of your prevention education material needs!

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

City Enhances Access to Life-Saving Substance Use Outreach & Prevention Education

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce an exciting collaboration between several departments and a local non-profit agency. On Tuesday, May 9, Portland’s Public Health Division, Fire Department, Oxford Street Shelter, and Milestone Foundation began a...

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Posted on: September 6, 2016

Public Health Division Achieves Accreditation

The City of Portland’s Public Health Division has achieved local public health department accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). This places Portland in the first 6% to achieve this distinction among more than 2,500 local publ...Read on...

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