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Grant Funds Initiatives for a Healthier Community


BANGOR - More Mainers may soon have access to better healthcare, as a statewide network of services seeks to transform patient care. Our Erin Thomas explains.

Nearly a third of a million dollars from the Maine Health Access Foundation is going toward eight organizations across the state, striving to improve current health care standards.

The grants fund three initiatives. One of which focuses on improving the coordination of support to help seniors and those with disabilities stay healthy at home.

The initiative will roll out next year, but the committee's work starts now. As they begin meeting with focus groups to prioritize their concerns.

The other initiatives aim to provide a sustainable model of healthcare services for those who will remain uninsured even after reforms of the affordable care act are implemented. As well as work on community and consumer-identified priorities for a healthier society.

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