Our Mission

Healthy Lincoln County (HLC) supports thriving, healthy communities in Lincoln County by working with our partners to improve the health and well-being of our residents- from the youngest members of our communities to our seniors. HLC is a local community health non-profit agency serving all of Lincoln County, Maine.


Whether it is working with our towns to make policies that protect our kids from underage drinking, or collaborating with the schools, farms, and libraries to bring fresh produce to the people who need it, we bring together members of our community to share ideas and resources to have the greatest collective impact.


With our partners, Healthy Lincoln County implements a number of data-supported strategies to improve community health including substance use prevention, tobacco-free living, nutrition, food security, and active living- particularly for our most vulnerable populations.


HLC began as a part of the Healthy Maine Partnerships in 2001 and is currently a project of MCD Public Health, a Public Health Institute using evidence-based initiatives and strategies to improve public health. As a partner of MCD, Healthy Lincoln County receives technical advice and assistance to help build the capacity of its network in order to implement policy, systems, and environmental changes that improve population health in communities throughout Lincoln County, including Alna, Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Bremen, Bristol, Damariscotta, Dresden, Edgecomb, Jefferson, Monhegan, Newcastle, Nobleboro, Somerville, South Bristol, Southport, Waldoboro, Westport, Whitefield, and Wiscasset.


We are funded through a combination of state, federal, and local grants including the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Drug Free Communities Grant, and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Maine DHHS SNAP-Ed Grant.

Building thriving, healthy communities in Lincoln County:

Serving Alna, Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Bremen, Bristol, Damariscotta, Dresden, Edgecomb, Jefferson, Monhegan, Newcastle, Nobleboro, Somerville, South Bristol, Southport, Waldoboro, Westport, Whitefield and Wiscasset.