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 WorkgroupMore...
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
The Safe Medicine Disposal for ME Program - Find a location in MaineMore...
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.
The Snuggle ME ProjectMore...
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.
Video: Oxford County MovesMore...
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.