Take part in our HCCA Instagram Photo Contest!

Take part in our HCCA Instagram Photo Contest!

We know from partnering with local youth that times of “boredom” are when they’re more likely to vape or use other substances. Since our young community members are being kept home during the COVID-19 crisis, we’re stepping up our outreach by...
The National and Statewide Farm to School Movement

The National and Statewide Farm to School Movement

What is Farm to School? Farm to School is a movement that aims to build connections between students, school nutrition programs, and agriculture. Farm to school initiatives include getting local produce into school cafeterias, classrooms (K-12) and child care centers...
Put Smoke-Free Policies On Your Menu

Put Smoke-Free Policies On Your Menu

Have you spotted us out and about lately? HCCA’s tobacco prevention team is dropping in on employers in Kennebec County to talk about smoke-free workplace policies, the impact of legal changes in the past year, and supporting employees who are trying to quit. One key...
Bathroom Vaping Shocks Principal into Action

Bathroom Vaping Shocks Principal into Action

Background In the fall of 2018, I had met with a high school in Kennebec County. My goal was to discuss the youth vaping epidemic, tobacco policies, and the benefits of the Center for Tobacco Independence (CTI)’s Sidekicks Program, which is used to support our youth...
We’re Growing!

We’re Growing!

As we kick off 2020, we have so many goals and plans to help our Capital Area communities on your journey to a healthier life. Luckily, we’ve welcomed three new staff members to make those goals a reality: Kevin Carter, Elizabeth Deprey and Alexis Guy. Kevin Carter...