Thursday, 10 August 2017 09:29

Maine DHHS to receive cancer funding of over $2.4 million for Maine CDC Featured

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Maine DHHS to receive cancer funding of over $2.4 million for Maine CDC

WASHINGTON D.C. - Maine's Department of Health and Human Services will receive more than $2.4 million for the Maine CDC's Cancer Prevention and Control programs.

The funding will come from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Natural Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

 

The Maine Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced in a joint statement "This investment will strengthen Maine's ability to fight this devastating and costly disease that causes so much pain and suffering, so much fear and uncertainty and so much heartbreak"

 

The Maine CDC Cancer Prevention and Control Programs help to address the states cancer burden by conducting surveillance, increasing access to screenings, and improves health outcomes for those living with cancer among many other efforts.