PHOTO: Belgrade Regional Health Center is one of seven HealthReach practices named a “Site of Distinction” for its work on obesity prevention. (Maureen Milliken photo)
WATERVILLE – The Let’s Go! Program, an initiative focused on obesity prevention in both youth and adults, has recognized seven HealthReach centers with the Site of Distinction award. In following the program’s evidence-based strategies, HealthReach is helping patients to establish healthy habits through small, incremental changes in their lifestyle. One of these strategies includes patient discussions about healthy eating and active living when they come in for a visit.
HealthReach practices in Belgrade, Bethel, Coopers Mills/Whitefield (Sheepscot), Kingfield (Mount Abram), Rangeley, Strong and Western Maine (Livermore Falls) are among 27 practices recognized in 2021. This is a particularly special achievement considering all the changes and challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to HealthReach over the past 20 months, HealthReach officials said.
For more information, a listing of all recognized and registered program partners can be found at sites.letsgo.org.
HealthReach is a private non-profit with a 45-year history, funded by patient fees, grants and by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It has 11 locations in western and central Maine, including in Bethel, Belgrade, Bingham, Albion (Lovejoy Health Center), Kingfield (Mount Abram Regional Health Center), Madison, Rangeley, Richmond, Pittsfield (Sheepscot Valley Health Center), Strong and Livermore Falls (Western Maine Health Center).