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Maine Health Access Foundation Awards $1,250,000 to Community-Led Organizations

By Jeb Murphy | December 10, 2021

MeHAF is pleased to announce $1,250,000 in funding for 17 Community Responsive Grants. The Community Responsive Grants program focuses on funding projects that are community identified and led to address barriers to achieving health equity. Grantees include Aroostook County Action Program, Defend Our Health, Hand in Hand/Mano en Mano,  Healthy Peninsula, In Her Presence, Maine…

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Addressing Health-Related Social Needs to Improve Rural Health in Maine: Ideas to Action

By MeHAF | December 10, 2021

Written by Andrew Coburn, PhD, Research Professor Emeritus, Muskie School, University of Southern Maine and Deborah Deatrick, MPH, Public Health Consultant With funding from the Maine Health Access Foundation, we have recently completed a report that calls for a rural, community-based demonstration to test better ways of aligning funding and services to address health-related social…

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2021 Dr. Wendy J. Wolf Health Leadership Award Recipients Announced

By Jeb Murphy | October 18, 2021

AUGUSTA – The Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF) has named two awardees for Dr. Wendy J. Wolf Health Leadership Award in 2021, having paused the award in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 2021 recognizes both Jess Maurer, Executive Director of the Maine Council on Aging (MCOA), and Lisa Sockabasin, Director of Wabanaki Public Health…

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MeHAF Announces New SIIRG Grantees

By Jeb Murphy | August 11, 2021

The Maine Health Access Foundation today announces $714,231 in funding through the first grants awarded under its new Systems Improvement and Innovation Responsive Grants (SIIRG) program. Fourteen organizations’ projects will be funded over the next two years: Community Concepts, Kennebec Valley Dental Coalition, American Academy of Pediatrics (Maine Chapter), Maine Medical Center Gender Clinic, Maine…

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