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The Maine Health Access Foundation is the state’s largest private nonprofit health care foundation dedicated to promoting access to quality health care and improving health.

Many of our current programs focus on building the capacity of community-led organizations to create health outcomes that are more equitable for every person in Maine. Past and current grantees have helped to improve systems to address critical health needs, coverage, and access to quality care.

Funding Opportunities & More

The 2024 Community Responsive Grants Program is Now Open!

Applicants may apply for either a one-year planning grant up to $30,000 or an implementation grant for one or two-years up to $50,000 per year.

The Community Responsive Grants (CRG) program grew out of the recognition that those closest to a problem often have the best ideas about potential solutions. The purpose of this program is to respond to community needs with community-led solutions; to address emerging opportunities, test innovative approaches or new ideas; or implement programs informed by the experiences of communities on how best to address barriers to achieving health equity.

Letters of Inquiry are due by Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 4 PM.

Click here to learn more.

 

The Maine Council on Aging Releases Report on the Second Phase of their Collaborative Community Information Exchange

In recent years, there has been a nationwide movement to use data to promote individual wellbeing as a foundation for a more holistic approach to community health. In 2020, a broad group of stakeholders in Maine began a journey to develop a community information exchange (CIE) that would lead to better health for the people of Maine through improved information quality, closed-loop referrals, and timely coordination and provision of services that respond to health-related social needs. Phase I of the Maine CIE Project was finalized in May 2022 and Phase II was initiated. A Steering Committee was formed to lead Phase II. They created three workgroups focused on key requirements for CIE development under the headings of governance, legal and policy, and data and technology. This report outlines the work undertaken in Phase II by these groups to further the development of a Maine CIE. Phase II work concluded in December 2023.

To read the full Phase II report, click here.