Community Health Promotion

Part of Auburn’s Business & Community Development Department

Jennifer Edwards – Public Health Manager

 

Health and wellness are important to all of us, and we recognize that there are many variables that directly impact the health of our citizens, neighborhoods, businesses, and community here in Auburn. Individual health and wellness is not simply the result of everyday individual choices such as what to eat, how much to exercise, and taking the advice of a trusted health care professional.

Health and wellness are greatly impacted by social determinants of health (SDOH) as well. Factors such as the quality of our schools and access to education, access to trainings for good paying jobs that can lift families out of poverty, the safety of the places where we work, learn, and recreate, our access to safe and affordable housing, the safety of our neighborhoods and community, our access to timely physical and mental health care and quality nutritious food, our exposure (or lack of exposure) to trauma and neglect during early development, the quality of the relationships and social connections in our lives, access to recovery supports and re-entry supports, the quality of the water we drink and air we breathe, access to nature and green spaces to play and recreate, and our sense of belonging and purpose ALL impact our individual physical, emotional, and mental health as well as the overall quality of life and health for our community here in Auburn.

Our vision is to create and promote a healthy Auburn.

Phone: 207-240-7034
Address: 60 Court Street, Auburn, Maine, 04210

If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 9-1-1 FIRST

Additional Crisis & Safety Phone Numbers:

  • Maine Statewide Crisis Hotline: 1-888-568-1112 (Voice) or 711 (Maine Relay)
  • Intentional Peer Support Warmline: 1-866-771-WARM (9276) or 711 (Maine Relay)
  • Child Abuse: 1-800-452-1999
  • Elder/Dependent Adult Abuse: 1-800-624-8404
  • Suicide Prevention: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Poison Control: 1-800-222-1222
  • Substance Use/Opioid Use Disorders: Dial 211
  • NAMI Mental Health Helpline: 1-800-464-5767
  • Domestic Violence Helpline: 1-866-834-HELP
  • Sexual Assault Helpline: 1-800-871-7741
  • Maine Tobacco Helpline: 1-800-207-1230

 

If you are not sure who to call, dial 2-1-1 for help getting connected with a resource to meet your need.