• Oxford County, located in western Maine near the White Mountains, consists of small and geographically isolated rural communities, surrounded by mountains, hills, rivers, and lakes.

    • Total Area: 2,175 square miles

    • Population (2010 census): 57,883

    • Population Density: 28 people per square mile

    • Public Health District: Western – District 3

Priority Metric for Primary Outcome State Rate County Rate
Increase Childhood Immunizations % 19-35 month olds up-to-date (i.e.received all doses) for a series of seven immunizations (Oct 2015) 76% 73%
Decrease Tobacco Use % Adults who smoke daily or some days (2012-2014) 20%  22%
Decrease Obesity % Adults with obesity (Body Mass Index >30.0) (2012-2014) 29% 30%
Decrease Preventable Hospitalizations Hospitalizations for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions per 1,000 Medicare Enrollees 59 (58-60) 64 (59-70)
Decrease Cardiovascular Deaths Age-adjusted rate of cardiovascular deaths, per 100,000 population (2012-2014) 195  185
Decrease Cancer Deaths Age-adjusted rate of cancer deaths, per 100,000 population (2012-2014) 175 192
Decrease Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction Age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths, per 100,000 population (2009-2014) 12.7 7.4
  • Substance Abuse Data - Statewide Epidemiology Outcomes Workgroup
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    Maine SEOW Dashboard

    The SEOW Dashboard is a web-based interactive system that monitors trends on substance use, mental health, and gambling in Maine. It is our hope that the SEOW Dashboard will help communities build their capacity to address their needs and prevention priorities through data-driven decision-making and evaluation.

    SEOW has the following primary objectives:

    To identify substance abuse patterns or populations

    To establish substance abuse trends

    To detect emerging substances

    To provide information for policy development and program planning

     

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  • The Safe Medicine Disposal for ME Program - Find a location in Maine
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    The Safe Medicine Disposal for ME Program provides Maine residents with a safe option for disposal of unused and expired medicine.

    Use google map to find Maine locations that accept unused medications for disposal.

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  • The Snuggle ME Project

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    The Snuggle ME Project: Embracing Drug Affected Babies and Their Families in the First Year of Life to Improve Medical Care and Outcomes Maine -- Overview of project, guidelines and tools.

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  • Video: Oxford County Moves
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    This video was developed to tell the story of Oxford County Moves as part of the Learning Collaborative made up by all of the Community Transformation Grant for Small Communities grantees within the Hometown Partnership. It provides an overview of the project's aims, activities, and outcomes. 

     
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