Aroostook Mental Health Services, Inc. (AMHC) is asking community members to participate in a survey that will help the agency and its consortium gauge public opinion on substance use in Aroostook County including stigma, access to services, and gaps in service.
“The survey is an important part of understanding how community members perceive substance use in our area,” shared Deb Jacques, AMHC Director of Marketing and Development. The survey can be accessed on AMHC’s Facebook page and website and will be distributed extensively through community partners. It is designed to be user-friendly on mobile devices, and hard copies are available upon request for individuals and organizations. The survey will close at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 31, and takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.
This effort is part of AMHC’s Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) Rural Community Opioid Response Program (RCORP) Implementation III grant, which aims to reduce the negative impacts of substance use disorder (SUD), including alcohol use disorder and opioid use disorder (OUD), in Aroostook County. A consortium meets quarterly to discuss project initiatives and includes representatives from AMHC, Northern Maine Medical Center, Northern Light A.R. Gould Hospital, Houlton Regional Hospital, Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office, and Mi’kmaq Behavioral Health Center.
Individuals who complete the survey will be able to enter their name and a contact number into a drawing for one of five $100 Amazon gift cards. Winners will be contacted by Friday, April 5. Please note: Gift cards will only be awarded to individuals 18 and older living in Aroostook County. For more information or to request a copy of the survey, please reach out to Bonnie Davenport at email@example.com; or by calling 207-554-2352.
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $1,000,000 with 100% percent funded by HRSA/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA/HHS, or the U.S. Government.
With 60 years of dedicated service, AMHC is the largest behavioral healthcare provider in the region, operating 27 service locations across Aroostook, Hancock, and Washington counties. The agency annually supports up to 5,500 clientele, with a team of more than 350 employees delivering a comprehensive range of services in mental health, substance use, crisis, sexual assault, prevention, brain injury, and programs for adults with intellectual disabilities. Guided by our mission, we strive to provide integrated healthcare services that empower individuals to recover and enhance their overall quality of life. For more information, connect with AMHC at www.amhc.org