Maine DHHS Receives Federal Grant to Invest in Public Health Infrastructure
- By: Angela Westhoff
- On: 12/01/2022 14:30:20
- In: Workforce
The additional federal funds provide an opportunity to build on Governor Mills' ongoing investments in Maine's public health workforce and services to promote and protect the health of Maine people and communities.
“This award allows the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) to sustain and add positions that will continue to be critical in the years to come and invest in the long-term health and safety of Maine people,” said DHHS Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew and Maine CDC Director Nirav D. Shah. “We thank the congressional delegation for supporting this federal funding that builds on Governor Mills' revitalization of Maine's public health infrastructure.”
This five-year grant will support existing and expanded public health positions in key areas, including infectious disease, maternal and child health, chronic disease and injury prevention, environmental health, local public health, and access to health care services. The funding will also support Maine CDC's planning and reaccreditation efforts, allowing the agency to dedicate resources toward developing infrastructure and communications systems to better serve Maine people.
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