About Healthy Communities of the Capital Area
Healthy Communities of the Capital Area (HCCA) is a public health nonprofit that partners with community members to improve the health and quality of life locally, throughout Kennebec County, the Central public health district, and across the state. Funding for HCCA efforts come largely from state, federal, and philanthropic grants to improve health primarily in the areas of reducing tobacco use and exposure, healthy eating, being active, and preventing alcohol, marijuana and other drug misuse.
HCCA’s local service area. HCCA is also home to programs and initiatives that reach into all of Kennebec County, the Central Public Health District, and across the State of Maine.
To convene and support people, organizations, and communities to collaborate on quality of life and public health issues.
Happy, thriving, interconnected people, organizations, and communities who are empowered to improve their quality of life.
Healthy Communities of the Capital Area uses the following set of interrelated core values to guide our actions within communities and with each other.
Authentic Engagement. We connect through the process of relationship building, deep listening, and establishing a foundation of mutual partnership and trust.
Sense of Place. We generate community-centered solutions informed by the needs and lived experiences of local communities and across Maine.
Equity. We address poverty, racism, and other societal inequities and prioritize the people most impacted.
Honesty. We practice openness, consistency, stewardship, and transparency in all interactions.
Dedication. We demonstrate commitment, tenacity, and passion for sustainable change.
Well being. We support quality of life at the intersection of individuals and their environments.
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