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Franklin Memorial Hospital Awarded a Gold Star for Addressing Tobacco

September 21, 2016

At an awards ceremony on September 15, the Breathe Easy Coalition of Maine celebrated the efforts of Maine hospitals in addressing smoking and tobacco use on their campuses. The event highlighted the 2016 Maine Tobacco-Free Hospital Network Gold Star Standards of Excellence Program award winners including Franklin Memorial Hospital (FMH).

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Healthy Community Coalition offering daily screenings at the Farmington Fair

September 19, 2016

Healthy Community Coalition (HCC) staff and collaborating health care providers are offering free screenings, blood pressure checks and health information from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily at the Franklin County Agricultural Fair in Farmington. Look for HCC’s 34-foot mobile health unit parked near the grandstand.

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Bee houses donated to Franklin Memorial Hospital

September 15, 2016

Two summer campers of the Fit Girls of Wilton, Lucinda Carroll and Maddie Morton, along with Deb Aseltine, the program’s director, recently stopped by Franklin Memorial Hospital to donate three mason bee houses that camp attendees painted with guidance from local artist Mardy Bogar.

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Healthy Community Coalition awarded grant to provide people with the help they need to enroll in health plans

September 12, 2016

The Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF) announces that it has awarded $344,000 to 12 organizations from around the state to provide people with the help they need to enroll in health plans offered through Maine’s Health Insurance Marketplace. These 12 statewide and community-based nonprofits, which includes Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County in Farmington, will provide free, local enrollment assistance in communities during the Marketplace open enrollment period from…

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Healthy Community Coalition announces September Mobile Health Unit Schedule

September 8, 2016

The Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County announces its September schedule for mobile health unit outreach. Staff will be offering services such as one-on-one health counseling and information; tobacco recovery counseling and information; blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose checks; breast health, cancer prevention, and nutrition information; physical activity games; and assistance with referrals to the Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program and other health assistance…

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