Women’s health info session

Our women’s health informational section will be hosting a weekly virtual workshop! We will begin these workshops in late July.

These info sessions will focus on all sorts of aspects of women’s health. Check out our Facebook page to learn about upcoming topics and dates. For the first session, happening July 21, we’ll be looking at substance abuse disorder, including resources, treatments and suggestions.

Update on youth leadership program

This week, we had another fruitful discussion on our youth aspiration program for health care leadership training. the participants explored about the community organization with effective ways of engagement, by reaching out to elected officials, how to communicate writing letters to editors, how to hold town hall meetings with the elected officials, and facilitate the meeting.

The goal of the NMPHI youth aspiration program empowers the youth to study the healthcare profession, by connecting students with our new Mainers’ health professionals to get mentorship, health professionals jobs shadowing by collaborating with local healthcare providers.

Mohamed with MPA, thank you again!!

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NMPHI on Maine Calling

May 17, 2021
From Maine Public

Health Inequities: What Programs & Resources Help Underserved Groups in Maine Access Health Care. The pandemic has accentuated the problems of access to health care inMaine, especially among immigrants, BIPOC, rural and lower-income communities. We discuss how these disparities affect people, and what is being done statewide to help—including with current efforts to get more Mainers vaccinated…

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Expanding health care to immigrants will help stem structural inequities, advocates say

April 12, 2021
From The Maine Beacon

For Edier Ramirez, not having access to state health care services isn’t just harmful to his physical health. Like others in a similar position, it also affects his mental health and his overall quality of life.

“They’re [many] people in the state who don’t qualify because of their immigration status, and always it’s really hurtful,” Ramirez said. 

He said many who aren’t eligible for MaineCare — the state’s Medicaid program — worry that if they go to a doctor, they won’t be able to get services or will be left with an exorbitant bill they can’t afford. As a result, people often forgo medical care, he said…

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Local COVID-19 task forces offer new approach to public health

March 7, 2021
From The Maine Monitor

In February 2020, Margaret Downing read an article that terrified her. It predicted that a novel coronavirus spreading around the world would overwhelm U.S. healthcare systems, particularly those in small communities like her town of Yarmouth. 

“It was very obvious to me that this was going to be a very bad situation,” Downing, 73, said this month. “There were going to be a lot of people that got sick, a lot of people that died. It required immediate and energetic focus. We needed to get…

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