Focus Areas: Environmental Challenges
Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Alfred is the Public Health District Liaison for the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, leading the Downeast District and serving the population of Hancock and Washington Counties. His district work involves convening the Downeast Public Health Council, a statutory, district-wide representative body formed to engage in collaborative planning and decision-making for the delivery of the 10 Essential Public Health Services. At the state level, he serves as co-leader for the local health officer statewide database project and the new Healthy Brain Initiative Planning Lab, while leading teams in re-accreditation, infrastructure improvement, and quality improvement projects. His work in environmental health has including managing a pilot radon indoor air testing project, promoting well water testing to prevent arsenic exposures, serving on a county brownfield advisory committee, and creating risk communication for cancer prevention.
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is the public health agency in Maine within the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. The Maine CDC is accredited and works under the guidance of the 10 Essential Public Health Services. The Maine CDC’s functional areas include disease surveillance, infectious disease, environmental health services, public health nursing, maternal and child health, population health promotion, chronic disease programs, emergency preparedness, medical epidemiology, and public health systems, including district public health.