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Maine Organizations

HealthInfoNet
An organization that helps connect medical providers and institutions across the state of Maine via Electronic Health Records and the Health Information Exchange. Provides the opportunity for patients to register their information and make it accessible and also details the grants that have made the program possible.
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Maine Area Health Education Center Network (AHEC)
Works to alleviate health workforce shortages in rural and underserved areas of the state.
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Maine Community Action Association
Provides local organization to efforts which empower low income people to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.
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Maine Department of Health and Human Services
State department whose mission is to provide health and human services to the people of Maine so that all persons may achieve and maintain their optimal level of health
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Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF)
Works to promote access to quality health care, especially for those who are uninsured and underserved, and improve the health of everyone in Maine.
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Maine Hospital Association (MHA)
Is the primary advocate for hospitals in the Maine State Legislature, the U.S. Congress and state and federal regulatory agencies. It also provides educational services and serves as a clearinghouse for comprehensive information for its hospital members, lawmakers and the public.
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Maine Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Manages health personnel recruitment and retention programs and provides technical assistance for communities to receive grants that benefit health care and rural areas; facilitates communication on rural health issues among providers, consumers and government programs.
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Maine Primary Care Association (MPCA)
They are the membership organization for the primary care safety net in Maine. These include the state's Federally Qualified Health Centers, Indian Health Centers, and allied providers of care for the underserved.
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Maine Rural Health Research Center
One of the Rural Health Research Centers currently funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Focuses on barriers to health access for rural residents and related topics, including health insurance coverage, Medicaid, behavioral health, long-term services and supports, and challenges faced by Rural Health Clinics and Critical Access Hospitals in delivering and sustaining services
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New England Rural Health RoundTable (NERHRT)
Serves as rural health association for the six New England states: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. A forum for promoting healthy rural communities and solutions to the unique health challenges facing rural New England.
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Northeast Center of Agricultural Safety and Health (NEC)
A NIOSH Agricultural Safety and Health Center located at the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health promoting health and safety research, education, and prevention activities in the high-risk areas of farming, commercial fishing and logging in the Northeast.
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Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development (NERCRD)
Focuses on rural issues including community and economic development, food systems, natural resources, and entrepreneurship. Serves Washington D.C. and a 12 state area in the Northeast: CT, DE, MA, NJ, NY, RI, PA, WV, NH, ME, MD, and VT.
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Northeast Telehealth Resource Center (NETRC)
One of the telehealth resource centers funded by the federal Office for the Advancement of Telehealth. Assists healthcare organizations, networks, and providers in the implementation of cost-effective telehealth programs to serve rural and medically underserved areas and populations. Includes Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York.
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Resources for Communities and People Solutions (RCAP Solutions)
Works with communities of all sizes to address a broad range of needs to promote public, environmental and economic health.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Maine (HUD)
Works to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing. The HUD state office provides information about HUD housing programs and local contacts for the state.
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USDA Rural Development Maine State Office
Committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in all of rural America. The Rural Development State Office provides information about Rural Development programs and applications for financial assistance.
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Last Reviewed: 6/19/2018