Healthy Living for ME partners with Maine CDC to support pharmacists in diabetes prevention efforts

Pharmacists invited to attend informational sessions on National Diabetes Prevention Program

Healthy Living for ME is partnering with the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention to help pharmacists provide their patients with more resources to prevent diabetes. Data from 2018 indicates that 10 percent of the population of Maine has diabetes and another 8 percent are aware they have prediabetes.

“We are pleased to partner with the Maine CDC to help Maine’s pharmacists learn about the National Diabetes Prevention Program and how it can help their patients. Pharmacists are often an excellent resource for their patients, and we hope the informational sessions we are providing in the coming weeks will help support them in this work,” said Maija Dyke, business & contract manager of Healthy Living for ME. 

“Prediabetes and diabetes are major health concerns for many Mainers. This partnership will help us expand Maine’s referral network for

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Poll shows support for Healthy Living Campus

The Beach Cities Health District has found support for its proposed Healthy Living Campus, after four years of largely negative public reaction.

A district-commissioned poll of 600 registered voters in the three beach cities, conducted Sept. 29 through Oct. 5, showed 61 percent in favor, or somewhat in favor, of the Healthy Living project and, and 21 percent opposed or somewhat opposed. 

Unsure were 19 percent.

The $43,750 poll was conducted by FM3 (Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates), based in Los Angeles. The results were reported last Friday by Adam Sonenshein, FM3 vice president, during a half-day, BCHD planning meeting. 

Sonensheim noted “broad favorability” in sub-groups; those living closer to, as well as farther away from the former site of South Bay Hospital. 

In a follow-up segment of the polling phone call, after more information was relayed to the subject on the line, the margin increased to 71 percent

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Florida Healthy Start creates community-level support systems for pregnant moms and babies

In Florida, we’ve had a special reason to celebrate Mothers’ Day every day for the last 30 years.

Our state’s landmark Healthy Start program, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary later this year, demonstrates Florida’s commitment to ensuring that every baby has a healthy start and chance to succeed in life — no matter where they live or who their parents may be. Florida Healthy Start creates community-level support systems for pregnant moms and babies, services not offered so comprehensively anywhere else.

Monica Figueroa King

Every day is the birth day for some 610 Florida babies. Healthy Start creates countless opportunities for new mothers, fathers and their babies to improve the odds for self-sufficiency, and pursue a successful future for their families.

It’s important to remember that we have the opportunity to measure our state’s success over a time frame of generations, not just years or fiscal quarters. Our most significant accomplishments are

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