Healthy Oxford Hills continues to be a proud partner of the Oxford County Wellness Collaborative (OCWC). The Oxford County Wellness Collaborative came into being in 2011 in response to troubling health data, including the publication of the 2010 County Health rankings, which scored Oxford County as 16th out of 16 counties in Maine in overall health. Comprised of many partners across our county, the vision of the OCWC is that “Oxford County is the healthiest county in Maine and one of the most desirable in which to live, work, and raise children.”
The OCWC currently meets regularly, and welcomes input as well as new partners as it works to become the central hub of activity that supports the transformation of Health and Wellness in Oxford County. The Collaborative works to coordinate and align the work of members toward commonly held goals, so that we can work more efficiently and avoid duplicating efforts.
There are five subgroups that have been started under the Collaborative and people are welcome to join one or more of interest: Healthy Eating, Active Living, Community Safety (interpersonal violence such as child abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence and elder abuse), Behavioral Health (substance abuse and mental health), and Community Engagement.
For more info or to get involved, please contact Brendan Schauffler, OCWC Facilitator – CLICK HERE
Healthy Oxford Hills is the current administrative home of the Collaborative, providing critical staffing and backbone functions for the network.