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Grants will increase hospice services to Maine cancer patients

Grants will increase hospice services to Maine cancer patients

Portland Press Herald – The Maine Cancer Foundation is awarding a total of $50,000 in grant funding to six hospice programs throughout the state to increase hospice services available to Maine cancer patients, their caretakers, family and friends. The foundation said Wednesday that the grants are the first awards drawn from its John T. Gorman Fund, established in May as a collaborative grant-making... ... [Read More]
Healthy Community Coalition mobile events set

Healthy Community Coalition mobile events set

Healthy Community Coalition recently announces its upcoming schedule of free mobile health unit events. A variety of education and free health screenings will be offered at each stop including blood pressure and cholesterol checks, colon cancer screening kits (FIT screening) and body composition analysis. ... [Read More]
Portland program provides low-income teens with summer jobs

Portland program provides low-income teens with summer jobs

Helping low-income youth find meaningful summer work that will help them build career skills is the goal of a new program focused on the city’s three public high schools. Sponsored by the  Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy  at USM’s Muskie School of Public Service, and Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, the Gateway to Opportunity program is providing paid internships to 45... ... [Read More]
Kids who commit crimes in Maine still pay long after they turn 18

Kids who commit crimes in Maine still pay long after they turn 18

Jake Bleiberg - Bangor Daily News – In 2015, Maine law enforcement arrested minors  3,547 times.  While many of these arrests never led to a courtroom appearance, they all generated an arrest tracking number, marking the creation of a juvenile criminal record. In Maine, these paper trails can continue to affect people for the rest of their lives — even when they believe the documents are blocked from... ... [Read More]
Our View: Immigrant EMT training will have broad benefits

Our View: Immigrant EMT training will have broad benefits

Editorial Board - Press Herald – Southern Maine Community College recently began helping new immigrants with a background in health care to earn their certification as EMTs. After completing the course, students are prepared to take state exams, and, if they are successful, to fill in-demand roles with fire departments and ambulance companies. ... [Read More]

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