Cardiovascular Health

The Downeast Public Health Council has committed to improving cardiovascular health through integrated strategies:

  • Increasing food security
  • Improving diet and nutrition
  • Increasing physical activity

Food Systems

Regional Information

National Resources

Physical Activity

Regional Information

Rural Active Living – Promoting Physical Activity in the Downeast District

The tables and map below highlight elements of the Rural Active Living Assessment carried out in Hancock County between 2014-2016.  The tables include town-level demographic information, specific active living assets and town policies to encourage active living.

Town Demographic and Policy Assessment

Interactive Recreational Asset Map

Click Here for Interactive Map

Click Here to Recommend your favorite recreational places – We are happy to add additional active community gems to our maps including parks, playgrounds, trails, beaches, public and private gymnasiums, and more.  This is a work in progress.

Contact Al May with your questions or comments.

Maine Resources

National Resources

  • 1-Hour CDC Webinar – Three strategies for encouraging physical activity in parks and playgrounds – RxParks, Walk with a Doc and Fit2Play