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


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

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

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We share ways we can 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



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


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


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


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

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In October, Wabanaki Public Health is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women.

The end of bullying begins in our community

With school underway, October is a good time to mark National Bullying Prevention Month, especially considering 1 in 4 students (22%) reports being bullied during the school year.

Putting a stop to domestic violence

During October, we observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month, joining with communities to talk about preventing domestic violence and helping survivors to heal.

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Wabanaki Public Health is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Tribal community members through connection, prevention and collaboration. We have a special focus on Obesity | Physical Activity; Substance Misuse Prevention; Tobacco Prevention; and Youth Engagement | Youth Empowerment.