Early Childhood Health Fairs Planned

Early Childhood Health Fairs are planned for Blue Hill, Stonington, and Brooksville. Originally published in Compass, April 11, 2013 The hospital and Healthy Peninsula have partnered with Ready by 21, Child and Family Opportunities, Downeast Regional Child Development Services, local dentists and others to provide comprehensive health, dental, and developmental screenings in a health fair …

Early Childhood Health Screenings

by Sandra Phoenix Every parent wants their child to be the best they can be. Early childhood health screenings can have long lasting benefits for your child. Ready By 21 and Healthy Peninsula are sponsoring an Early Childhood Health Fair on Saturday, April 27, at Island Family Medicine from 9-1. This event will offer FREE …

Transitions at Healthy Peninsula

Amy Vaughn has resigned as Director of Healthy Peninsula in order to accept the position as Pastor of the Deer Isle-Sunset Congregational Church in Deer Isle. Vaughn had directed Healthy Peninsula for more than three years, and in 2011 presided over the transition of Healthy Peninsula from a state funded Healthy Maine Partnership grantee to …

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Early Childhood Conference calls for a “cultural change.”

Originally published in the Penobscot Bay Press, October 25, 2012 by Anne Berleant Dr. Mary Ellen Gellerstedt, a developmental pediatrician at Eastern Maine Medical Center, was one of three panelists who spoke at the Healthy Peninsula Early Childhood Conference at Maine Maritime Academy on October 20. Dr. James Page, Chancellor of the University of Maine …

Ready by 21

Originally published in Island Ad-Vantages, December 22, 2011by Jessica Brophy “Ready by 21” IDs assets, goals for healthy growth of children to adulthoodWhen it comes to raising and educating area children into healthy and prepared adults, “no single group or program can be solely responsible,” said Healthy Peninsula director Amy Vaughn. Parents, schools, community members …

No Change with Funding Cut

Originally published in The Weekly Packet’s Compass, August 25, 2011Healthy Peninsula says it will continue to promote healthby Faith DeAmbroseThe Healthy Maine Partnership collaborative announced recently that funding for Healthy Maine partners would be cut, with the result that Healthy Peninsula will lose its state contract to operate as a sanctioned “Healthy Maine Partner.” “The …

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