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Mission

The mission of Bangor Health and Community Services is to provide for the public health and welfare of the citizens of Bangor in an atmosphere that recognizes and encourages self-respect and self-reliance.  Regional programs described below extend these values and services to a population beyond the City of Bangor.

Geographic Service Area

Service areas vary with program and range from:

  • Services available solely to Bangor residents (General Assistance, Public Health Nursing)
  • Regional programs serving individuals throughout Central, Northern, and Eastern Maine (Immunization, STD/STI, WIC)
  • The Health Promotion Program’s 12-town Healthy Maine Partnership service area (Bangor, Brewer, Clifton, Eddington, Hampden, Hermon, Holden, Glenburn, Newburgh, Orono, Orrington, Veazie)

Programs

  • Women, Infants and Children Nutrition (WIC)
  • Public Health Nursing
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease/Infection Clinic (STD/STI)
  • Immunization and Travel Medicine
  • Health Promotion
  • General Assistance
  • Public Housing

These programs represent an investment that will reduce future healthcare costs and enhance the quality of life for individuals in our community.

Critical Public Health Issues

  • The long-term, sustained funding of established public health programs that promote immunization, good nutrition, the prevention of chronic conditions and the development of healthy lifestyle.
  • To view the long-term funding of programs as vital to the process of developing and maintaining the kind of local and regional partnerships essential to the completion of our mission.
  • To ensure that these  partners are able to engage us with a degree of trust and confidence that we have the resources necessary to continue what we’ve started, and that which we have asked them to invest in as well.