We build a stronger, healthier community by partnering with local and statewide organizations to offer prevention services that focus on nutrition, oral health, substance use, tobacco, obesity, and youth engagement.
More About Our Services
Affordable Care Act Navigator Program
Provides free individualized assistance from Certified Healthcare Navigators. All aspects of Marketplace coverage including determining eligibility, comparing, and explaining options, accessing tax credits, and applying and enrolling for coverage.
Breast Pump Loaner Program
Provides the equipment necessary for WIC enrolled women who are breastfeeding to support their return to work or school. Electric breast pumps are available for loan to those needing this support.
Provides education and support to WIC enrolled women who are breastfeeding.
Drug Free Aroostook
This collaboration with community partners provides education, resources, and evidence-based programming to reduce the underage use of alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs.
Provides alternatives to detention for youth involved with the Department of Corrections through a process of Restorative Practice, in which youth work with community mentors, complete community service, and participate in restorative circles that promote accountability and repair.
KIDS Integrated Dental Services
Provides clinical assessments, oral prophylaxis, fluoride treatments, sealants, referrals, and oral hygiene instruction to children enrolled in WIC and Head Start programs and at local contracted public schools in Aroostook County. MaineCare and private fee payment accepted.
Let’s Go! focuses on changing environments and policies wherever children and families live, learn, work and play. It encourages healthy behaviors to reduce childhood obesity, by promoting more fruits and vegetables, spending less time in front of screens, moving more, and drinking fewer sugary beverages.
Provides education to people of all ages throughout Aroostook County in cooperation with other social service and health care providers. Coordinates a consolidated School Oral Health Program and is a resource for oral health programs in all elementary schools in Aroostook County. Administers a Dental Sealant Program for second and third grade students in every Aroostook County elementary school. Maintains an extensive lending library that includes audiovisual materials, books, and teaching aids.
SNAP-Ed is an evidence-based program that helps people lead healthier lives. SNAP-Ed teaches people using or eligible for SNAP about good nutrition and how to make their food dollars stretch further. SNAP-Ed participants also learn to be physically active. SNAP-Ed works by building partnerships with all types of community organizations. Communities have social marketing campaigns, hold nutrition education classes, and improve their policies, systems, and the environment of the community.
Provides nutrition education and screening to eligible pregnant and postpartum women, nursing mothers, infants, and children under five years of age. Extended family members or foster parents raising young children are also encouraged to apply.
Provides support to people in Aroostook County to help reduce cancer incidence and mortality by assisting individuals to end tobacco use. This is a partnership with Maine Cancer Foundation.
Tobacco Use Prevention and Education
Focuses on prevention of the initial use of tobacco, the secondhand smoke exposure in the home and workplace, the promotion of tobacco treatment available through the Maine Tobacco Helpline, tobacco education programming for young adults, and increasing the number of youth entities that adopt and implement policies prohibiting the use of all tobacco products.
Wabanaki Teleophthalmology Consortium Project
ACAP provides fiscal support services for a project targeting five tribal communities in Maine (and two outside the state). These communities have access to enhanced retinal exams for those with diabetes or at risk of diabetes. Examinations are scheduled for patients in clinics in each community during the year, as well as diabetic counseling and assistance with the purchase of insulin pumps.
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Thank you for your interest in supporting ACAP programs and services! As a leader, or in partnership with others, ACAP provides guidance to the community in responding to emerging human needs in the areas of community, family, energy and housing, and workforce development services.