GOAL Three: Help us all live longer, better.
We help more people by working to reduce preventable premature deaths. To accomplish Goal 3, we are focusing on mental health, substance use prevention and treatment, and suicide prevention.
Target: 4860 Years of Potential Life Lost per 100,000 people.
Baseline: 5400 Years of Potential Life Lost per 100,000 people.
20% of Cumberland County high school students have experienced three or more Adverse Childhood Experiences (abuse, neglect, and other traumatic experiences).
IMPACT OF HEALTHY LIVES EFFORT
John, 35, came to a Greater Portland social service agency for a six-month program, after a third unsuccessful treatment experience. Due to his dependency on alcohol and opiates, John was estranged from his wife and children and had lost his job.
Having found the right program, he immersed himself in group counseling, 12-step community programming, and community service. He also returned to work. John now resides in supportive transitional housing, where he can check in with counselors and attend events with his children. He is about to celebrate a year of sobriety and now has regular visitation with his children.
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HEALTHY LIVES CABINET
Mary Jane Krebs (Co-Chair)
President, and Senior Vice President Intensive Services
Spring Harbor Hospital & Maine Behavioral Healthcare
Lisa Toner (Co-Chair)
Vice President of Development
Director of Public Health
Portland Public Health Division
Rebecca Hoffmann Frances
Director of Clinical Innovation
Maine Behavioral Healthcare
Coordinator of Clinical Substance Use Services
University of Southern Maine, Recovery Oriented Campus Center
Principal- Health Analytics Practice Area
Chief Operations Officer
Greater Portland Health
Dr. Peter Leighton
Central Maine Medical Center
Director of Community Engagement
Westbrook Police Department
Vice President Mission Effectiveness
Northern Light Health Mercy Hospital
See full list of Thrive2027 cabinet members here