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Prevention Center


Welcome to the MaineGeneral Prevention Center.

Our health educators and public health specialists helping create strategies to prevent disease and premature death. We provide services, resources and support for:

  • Individuals
  • Families
  • Schools
  • Social service agencies
  • Health care providers
  • Businesses

Our work aligns with the Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention Community Guide.

Patient Engagement Collaboration

The Patient Engagement Collaborative (PEC) workgroup at MaineGeneral has developed a Patient Engagement Collaboration handbook to help guide interested staff members to engage patients as advisors in their department or clinical practice. The tools result from the hard work of many individuals associated with PEC who are dedicated to promoting the role of patients and families in helping to reform healthcare.

» View, download or print the handbook

2010 Community Health Needs Assessment

OneMaine Health, a collaboration between Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems, MaineGeneral Health and MaineHealth, released Maine's first comprehensive, statewide community health needs assessment in April 2011. The assessment examined health status, use of health services, access and barriers to care and other factors affecting the health of Maine people.

Click here for more information.

Unused Prescription Drug Disposal

Unused and expired prescriptions should be disposed of properly. This can help prevent:
  • Health problems (such as accidental poisonings or experimentation by adolescents)
  • Crime (theft or sharing)
  • Environmental concerns (from flushing) 

» Medication Safety Save & Print PDF

Diabetes Prevention

A National Diabetes Prevention Program success story video,created by Prevention Center staff, highlights Kennebec County residents who successfully participated in our program.

About Our Program

Are you or a loved one at risk for diabetes? Click here to see if you are at risk. Our program's participants meet weekly with a lifestyle coach and a peer support group to learn needed skills to prevent diabetes:

  • How to eat healthier and become more active
  • How to create healthier habits
  • How to get the long-term support needed for lasting changes

Classes meet weekly for 16 weeks, then monthly for six months. Program goals include a 7 percent weight loss and working up to 150 minutes of weekly physical activity. Call (207) 872-4102 to learn about upcoming workshops.

Community Guide

The Guide to Community Preventive Services is a free resource to help you choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in your community.

The Guide to Community Preventive Services is a collection of the evidence-based findings of the Community Preventive Services Task Force. It can help you make decisions by providing info on effective community prevention programs and policies that may fit the needs of your community.