Public Health Policy

The MMA recognizes the interrelated nature of medicine, public health and individual health. The MMA works to preserve Maine’s position as a leader in public health through education of physicians and the public, policy development and advocacy.

Public Health Committee members and staff regularly testify on legislative proposals pending in Augusta. To see written testimony on current bills, please click here.

Strategic Priorities

The MMA’s Committee on Public Health priority areas include:

  1. The Opioid Crisis
  2. Diabetes Prevention
  3. Obesity & Environmental Toxins (including Maine’s Kid Safe Product Act & reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act) 
  4. Physician Wellness
  5. Preserving the Fund for a Healthy Maine & Public Health Infrastructure
  6. Domestic Violence
  7. Climate Change

For more resources or information about these areas, please see the links below:

  1. The Opioid Crisis
  2. Diabetes Prevention
  3. Obesity & Environmental Toxins 
    Childhood obesity resources:Environmental Toxins:
  4. Physician Wellness
  5. Preserving the Fund for a Healthy Maine & Public Health Infrastructure
  6. Domestic Violence
  7. Climate Change

The MMA Public Health Committee also works to address a number of other public health issues, including:

Additional useful links: