Welcome to Wabanaki Public Health - Promoting the health of our communities

Connection

We connect with community members and raise awareness about important matters.

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Prevention

We provide useful information on prevention to support your health and well-being.

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Collaboration

We share ways we call all work together to improve the health of our communities.

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Our partners

In 2011, the four federally recognized tribes in Maine came together to form the 9th public health district, now known as Wabanaki Public Health. Learn more.
  • Passamaquoddy Tribe - Sipayik icon
  • Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians icon
  • Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township icon
  • Penobscot Nation icon
  • Aroostook Band of Micmacs icon

How PUBLIC HEALTH differs

Focus

While medical health involves diagnosis and treatment of the individual, public health emphasizes prevention and the promotion of good health among the entire community.

Time

While medical health tends to frame time within an individual lifetime, public health thinks in terms of generations.

Methods

While medical health emphasizes medical care, public health considers our environment, behaviors and lifestyle, as well as medical care.

NEWS from WABANAKI PUBLIC HEALTH

If you have an event or information you'd like to share with the Wabanaki community, please contact us.

May is Mental Health Month

It’s important to remember that mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable.