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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

MeHAF Announces Grantees for our 2024 Systems Improvement and Innovations Responsive Grants Program

MeHAF is pleased to announce $420,000 in funding for the 2024 Systems Improvement and Innovation Responsive Grants (SIIRG) program. Maine Family Planning, Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center, Preble Street, and St. Joseph’s Hospital will each receive planning grants, and Aroostook Area Agency on Aging, Cross Cultural Community Services, Foundation for Portland Public Schools, Maine Immigrant and Refugee Services, Maine Council on Aging, and New England Arab American Association, will receive implementation grants.

You can find descriptions of each organization’s project here.


Maine Center for Economic Policy Releases “Closing the Gap: Maine Direct Care Shortage and Solutions to Fix It”

In June, the Maine Center for Economic Policy released the second in a sequence of MeHAF-Funded reports building “on MECEP’s previous work to support efforts by academics, advocates, consumers, state health officials, policymakers, and providers to address issues that impact our direct care system.”

From the report:

Today in Maine, thousands of older adults, people with disabilities, and individuals with behavioral health challenges do not receive the personal care and support services they qualify for through state and federal programs. For example, over 23,500 hours of approved home care for older adults go undelivered each week while others seeking care outside these programs also struggle to get the support they need. To secure the health of Maine residents and our economic stability, we need bold solutions to the critical problems in our direct care system.

 To read the full report, click here.