Public Health

The Portland Public Health Division improves the health of all people in the community by working together to prevent disease, promote health, and protect residents from environmental threats.
  1. Portland Files Lawsuit in Cumberland County Superior Court Against Opioid Manufacturers

    The City filed a lawsuit on April 5 in Cumberland County Superior Court against the manufacturers and distributors of opioid drugs in response to the substantial impact, including the loss of lives, that the opioid epidemic has had on the community. Read on...
  2. Portland's Public Health Division Celebrates National Public Health Week April 2-8

    The American Public Health Association has declared April 2-8, 2018 National Public Health Week, with the theme - Healthiest Nation 2030: Changing Our Future Together. Each day of the week, Portland’s Public Health programs & services will be highlighted. Read on...
  3. Public Health Nurse Practitioner Honored as Maine Recipient of National Award

    Peggy Akers, who has been a nurse practitioner for the City of Portland’s Public Health Division since 1995, has been chosen as the Maine recipient of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2018 State Award for Excellence. Read on...
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