HCCA is Hiring!

HCCA is looking to bring on a Finance Associate, who will support the Finance Manager in the day-to-day implementation of organizational financial transactions informed by contractual projects and budgets at this primarily grant-funded organization.

Learn more and apply here

HCCA is Recruiting New Board Members!

HCCA is seeking board members to serve a 3-year term beginning July 1, 2024. As a group, HCCA board members provide strategic guidance, are representative of different geographic areas across HCCA’s local service area of Kennebec County, represent different demographics, and possess skills, expertise, and lived experience to help the organization thrive. Areas of expertise that the board is currently seeking include knowledge of non-profit management with a particular focus on non-profit insurance requirements, federal and state contract management, and fundraising and development; ME food systems expertise/involvement in the local food system; and representatives of northern Kennebec County.

Applications open January 8, 2024 and close March 4, 2024. Learn more about board member roles and responsibilities and apply here.

Healthy Communities of the Capital Area

Healthy Communities of the Capital Area (HCCA) is a non-profit public health organization working to improve quality of life through tobacco and substance use prevention, nutrition education, youth empowerment, increasing local food access, and more. 

Happy, thriving, interconnected people, organizations, and communities who are empowered to improve their quality of life.

Thank you for your input! This past year, dozens of community members helped HCCA identify local public health and quality of life needs. These priorities, balanced with local public health data, will inform HCCA’s work for the foreseeable future.

CHIP Priority Areas

1. Community Connectedness 
  • older adults living in isolation
  • and/or experiencing dementia or Alzheimer’s
  • free, family-friendly events for all
  • overall sense of community connectedness – intergenerational
2. Equity 
  • poverty as root a cause for many/most issues
3. Traditional Public Health Issues 
  • substance use prevention, including vaping and behavioral health
  • physical activity
  • nutrition
  • access to healthy foods
4. Climate 
  • impacts on health – heat, ticks, air/water quality, weather events

Transportation and housing were identified as priority areas that are outside of HCCA’s scope of work, but will be integrated as feasible and appropriate.

Thank you to The Bingham Program for generously supporting this project. Next steps include setting a timeline and goals, and identifying partners and resources to meet the goals. Reach out if you want to get involved! 

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Summary Augusta's Cony High School students saw the concerning amount of vaping among their peers, and called in Healthy Communities of the Capital Area (HCCA) to help do something about it. The students, members of Key Club, gathered 350 seventh and eighth grade...

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