“Just For The Health Of It” Community Discussions with Vanessa Hatch

Episode 81: Talking With Vanessa Hatch, Healthy Families Coordinator at Healthy Peninsula

June 2, 2023

Rene Colson Hudson

The following is a conversation that I had with Vanessa Hatch. Vanessa is the Healthy Families Coordinator at Healthy Peninsula, which serves the towns of Blue Hill, Penobscot, Surry, Castine, Brooklin, Sedgwick, Brooksville, Deer Isle and Stonington.  During this episode we discuss the following:

1. Tell my listeners about your job as Healthy Families Coordinator at Healthy Peninsula. 

2. What services does Healthy Peninsula offer to help families thrive? 

3. Why is the health of families vital to the health of the entire community?

4. What is one program or service that you offer that you wish more people knew about? 

5. Is there a typical work day for you? If so, what does it look like? 

6. How can our community help you to accomplish the goals of your program? 

7.  If you could wave a magic wand and solve one issue facing families right now, what would it be? 

8. How do people reach you with questions or for more information?

9.  What is bringing you joy right now?

To reach Vanessa by email:


To reach Vanessa by phone:

Cell Phone: 207-469-1119

Healthy Peninsula Office Phone: 207-374-3257

Link to LibriVox:  https://librivox.org/

Note on Child Care Provide Network Meetings: The child care provider network is open to child care owners in our service area and is held on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm.  Owners who come to the meetings get hours of elective continuing education through Maine Road to Quality (MRTQ) for participating in our zooms. Vanessa emails MRTQ each month with the participants/hours/and topic.  If someone is interested in joining us they can email Vanessa at ⁠vhatch@healthypeninsula.org

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