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Fund for a Healthy Maine Program Indicators, July 2010


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  • 1. Fund for a Healthy Maine: Preventing Public Health Problems Before They Start!Tobacco Reduce exposure to secondhand smoke. Provide access to tobacco cessation. Decrease the smoking rate of youth and adults.Substance Abuse Reduce underage drinking and the misuse of drugs. Increase access to and retention in substance use disorder/addiction treatment. Support community change to decrease high risk drinking/drug misuse.School Based Health Closely track students at risk of tobacco use. Evaluate and monitor students suffering from poor nutrition and physical inactivity. Provide interventions and treatment options for at-risk students through school-based clinics.Home Visitation Improve the health of young children including reducing second-hand smoke exposure. Increase safety in the homes of young children. Identify and address developmental delays early, improving school readiness and reducing special education costs.Child Care Increase the potential for healthy choices throughout a child’s lifetime. Provide a solid foundation for the prevention of a wide range of range of health and emotional issues. Guarantee young children a healthy, smoke-free, developmentally appropriate setting.Teen Pregnancy Prevention Decrease Maine’s teen birth rate. Reduce the number of teens who are sexually active. Among teens who report being sexually active, increase the rate of use of condoms and other contraceptives.Oral Health Provide donated dental services leveraged by FHM. Improve access to oral health care in underserved areas. Increase number of dental service providers in underserved areas. Reduce dental disease among youth and adults.Drugs for the Elderly Increase access to affordable prescription drugs for low-income elderly and people with disabilities. Improve and maintain overall health of low-income elderly and people with disabilities. Decrease overall health care costs by reducing the cost shift from caring for people with disabilities and the elderly who do not have access to affordable medically necessary prescription drugs.MaineCare Increase access to preventive and medically necessary health care for low-income families. Improve overall health of low-income families. Decrease overall health care costs by covering families who would otherwise be uninsured and thus reducing the cost shift associated with paying for the uninsured. Developed by the Friends of the Fund for a Healthy Maine/Maine Public Health Association, January 2011