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.

The Public Health Committee regularly drafts and submits resolutions for consideration at the MMA Annual Session. Click here for MMA policies on public health-related issues that have been approved at Annual Session from 2000-2013. Public Health Committee members and staff also 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 has established four priority areas for 2012 and 2013:

  1. Obesity & Environmental Toxins (including Maine’s Kid Safe Product Act & reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act) 
  2. Physician Wellness
  3. Preserving the Fund for a Healthy Maine & Public Health Infrastructure
  4. Domestic Violence

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

  1. Obesity & Environmental Toxins 
    Childhood obesity resources:

    Environmental Toxins:

  2. Physician Wellness
  3. Preserving the Fund for a Healthy Maine & Public Health Infrastructure
  4. Domestic Violence

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

Additional useful links: