Bridget Rauscher, PPS
Bridget has worked in the field of public health since 2008 and as an employee of the City of Portland since 2010. Bridget has served as the program coordinator for the Public Health Division’s Substance Use Prevention Program since January, 2016. In her current role, Bridget oversees Portland’s youth-focused substance use prevention programming as well as the Overdose Prevention Project, which provides opioid-related overdose education throughout southern Maine. In 2016, in partnership with the Portland Fire Department, Bridget helped create the Mobile Medical Outreach Project, which provides general health care and other basic needs to Portland’s vulnerable homeless population in an emergency shelter setting. Bridget is passionate about health equity and eliminating health disparities and is currently working on her Master of Public Health at the University of Southern Maine.
Bridget is a Portland native and spends time outside of work volunteering for Maine Behavioral Healthcare’s Trauma Intervention Program. She enjoys true crime podcasts, running, gardening and boating but her greatest love is being a mom to her two young children, Camille and Eliot.