Home

  • Sanford Youth Substance Use

    2013 Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey (MIYHS) Data

    Find out more »

  • Drug Free Communities

    This poster was created by a Sanford High School student as part of the Above the Influence campaign organized by Drug Free Communities, a community-wide initiative of youth, parents, business leaders, schools, police officers, and others working together to decrease alcohol and drug use among Greater Sanford’s youth and adults.

    Find out more »

Sanford Strong Coalition and Allied Public Health have merged

The coalition, formerly known as the Sanford Strong Coalition, is now merged with the Allied Public Health group. This is a partnership of residents, organizations, businesses and others invested in the future of Greater Sanford.  The Allied Public Health group provides ways for the community to share information and access resources, while supporting initiatives to strengthen the health, well-being, and success of Sanford’s children, youth and their families. Membership is free and open to anyone concerned about the future of Greater Sanford and its people. Join today.

Like Strategies for a Stronger Sanford on Facebook.

Community Events

September – October 2017

Sep
20
Wed
Drug Free Communities Meeting @ WSSR-TV Room/SRTC
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

The Drug Free Communities (DFC) initiative is a community-wide effort of youth, parents, business leaders, schools, police officers, faith communities, health care providers, and others to decrease alcohol, marijuana and prescription drug use among Greater Sanford’s youth and adults.

Contact: Nichole Ivey.

 

 

Sep
21
Thu
Living Well for Better Health workshops @ York County Community Action
Sep 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

 Workshops meet once a week for 6 weeks.
Thursdays Aug 31 through Oct 6; 9:30 am -12:00 pm
Workshops are FREE with an option to buy or borrow materials.

Preregistration is required for Living Well for Better Health. Please call or email Nicole for more information: 207-396-6513 or email npetit@smaaa.org.

1-Living Well York Co CAC (1)

Partners for Hunger-Free York County @ Anderson Learning; Nasson Heritage Rm.
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

If you have been looking for a way to get more involved in your community, help children and seniors, or help fight hunger and malnutrition our subgroups could be for you.

Subgroups allow individuals, agencies, and corporations to be involved in their communities in a special way. You can focus your energy and ideas on a specific topic that you are passionate about. The schedules are set by the members of the subgroups allowing for maximum convenience.

Some of our subgroups include:
* Children’s Initiatives
* Senior Initiatives
* Policy and advocacy
* Community food projects (gardens and pantries)
* Fundraising and grant writing
* Data group both (external and internal – developing measures)
* External communications
* Volunteer engagement and recruitment

Come join us at our Monthly Partners Meeting on May 18th at 10 am in the Nasson Heritage room, basement level in the Anderson Learning Center, 21 Bradeen Street, Springvale, ME. or email me at Info@hungerfreeyorkcounty.org if you can’t make it to our meeting, but want more information.

We hold monthly meetings that are open to the public on the third Thursday of every month at 21 Bradeen St. in Springvale at 10 am.

Sep
23
Sat
Power of Produce (PoP) Club @ The Sanford Farmer's Market
Sep 23 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

photo

The PoP Club is a FREE farmers’ market incentive program

for children in grades K-8

that is being piloted this summer at the Sanford Farmers’ Market on Saturdays! Each week, children who register at the PoP Club booth will receive a $2 token to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables at the market. Farmers’ markets across the nation have implemented this program and found that it helps kids eat more vegetables! Free nutrition information, recipes, samples and activities will also be provided throughout the summer. The program is funded by generous local business and community donors.

Do you want to empower your kids to make healthful food choices? If so, bring your kids to the Sanford Farmer’s Market on Saturdays through October!

PoP-Volunteer-Description

Sep
25
Mon
Sanford Strong Coaliton has merged with Allied Public Health Group @ SMHC Sanford Campus, 1st floor conference room
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Sanford Strong Coalition has officially merged

with the Allied Public Health group!

We will continue to meet monthly at Southern Maine Health Care, Sanford Campus in the conference room on the first floor, the 4th Monday of the month from 12-2.

This month’s meeting will be June 26th.  You are welcome to bring your lunch or to purchase lunch in the hospital cafeteria!

We look forward to seeing you there!  Please contact Nichole Ivey with any questions.

Sep
28
Thu
Living Well for Better Health workshops @ York County Community Action
Sep 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

 Workshops meet once a week for 6 weeks.
Thursdays Aug 31 through Oct 6; 9:30 am -12:00 pm
Workshops are FREE with an option to buy or borrow materials.

Preregistration is required for Living Well for Better Health. Please call or email Nicole for more information: 207-396-6513 or email npetit@smaaa.org.

1-Living Well York Co CAC (1)

Sep
30
Sat
Power of Produce (PoP) Club @ The Sanford Farmer's Market
Sep 30 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

photo

The PoP Club is a FREE farmers’ market incentive program

for children in grades K-8

that is being piloted this summer at the Sanford Farmers’ Market on Saturdays! Each week, children who register at the PoP Club booth will receive a $2 token to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables at the market. Farmers’ markets across the nation have implemented this program and found that it helps kids eat more vegetables! Free nutrition information, recipes, samples and activities will also be provided throughout the summer. The program is funded by generous local business and community donors.

Do you want to empower your kids to make healthful food choices? If so, bring your kids to the Sanford Farmer’s Market on Saturdays through October!

PoP-Volunteer-Description

Touch-A-Truck @ Sanford Seacoast Regional Airport
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Climb aboard!

Kids of all ages will have the opportunity to sit, play, and explore in their favorite vehicles! From police cars to fire trucks, diggers to dump trucks, we will have something for everyone!

Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

All proceeds benefit the Sanford Police Cadet Program.

 Touch a Truck Flyer-page-001

Oct
5
Thu
Living Well for Better Health workshops @ York County Community Action
Oct 5 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

 Workshops meet once a week for 6 weeks.
Thursdays Aug 31 through Oct 6; 9:30 am -12:00 pm
Workshops are FREE with an option to buy or borrow materials.

Preregistration is required for Living Well for Better Health. Please call or email Nicole for more information: 207-396-6513 or email npetit@smaaa.org.

1-Living Well York Co CAC (1)

Oct
7
Sat
Power of Produce (PoP) Club @ The Sanford Farmer's Market
Oct 7 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

photo

The PoP Club is a FREE farmers’ market incentive program

for children in grades K-8

that is being piloted this summer at the Sanford Farmers’ Market on Saturdays! Each week, children who register at the PoP Club booth will receive a $2 token to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables at the market. Farmers’ markets across the nation have implemented this program and found that it helps kids eat more vegetables! Free nutrition information, recipes, samples and activities will also be provided throughout the summer. The program is funded by generous local business and community donors.

Do you want to empower your kids to make healthful food choices? If so, bring your kids to the Sanford Farmer’s Market on Saturdays through October!

PoP-Volunteer-Description

See the whole calender! »