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MHCAH Wins Grant for Tobacco Initiative

August 27, 2019

Saco, ME - The Maine Cancer Foundation, based in Falmouth, has awarded MaineHealth Care at Home (MHCAH) $56,437 through the foundation’s Tobacco Grants program. The project, Tobacco Treatment Groups and Support, will change the way in which tobacco use is addressed across the agency.

 

Specifically, MHCAH will leverage the skilled expertise and specialized knowledge made available by the MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence to train clinicians, produce patient-facing materials regarding the dangers of continued tobacco use, and offer a unique, telehealth-based group therapy service to a select group of local facilities currently featuring a ConnectedCare Clinic—a free-to-use telehealth kiosk platform with nursing support located within subsidized housing communities. In addition, all clinicians will be given a baseline training that will allow all clinicians, across all regions and specialties, to approach tobacco use and introduce community resources for those affected.

 

Maine Cancer Foundation’s Tobacco Grants program seeks to fund projects that will reduce the incidence of tobacco use across Maine, prioritizing a reduction in cancer incidence and mortality through programs that address this ongoing public health concern. Maine Cancer Foundation’s grant is offered as part of their ongoing Challenge Cancer 2020 initiative, aimed at reducing cancer incidence and mortality in Maine. They have awarded $9.5 million since 2015 in support of this initiative, focused on prevention, early detection and screening, and access to care for all Mainers.


To learn more about Maine Cancer Foundation, visit www.mainecancer.org, or contact Katelyn Michaud, katelyn@mainecancer.org, 207-773-2533. 

For more information, contact Mia Millefoglie, Vice President, Development & Marketing at 1-800-660-4867 or mmillefoglie@mhcah.org.

 

About MaineHealth Care at Home

MaineHealth Care at Home (MHCAH) is a leading provider of comprehensive home health, hospice, and population health services. MHCAH provides services 7 days a week, with 24/7 on-call nursing, throughout York, Cumberland, Lincoln, Knox, Waldo, Sagadahoc, and southern Oxford Counties.

In addition, the agency offers hospice services in the MidCoast region with short-term hospice care and respite services at the Sussman House, a hospice facility located on the Pen Bay campus in Rockport, Maine.

MaineHealth Care at Home is a licensed 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit and a member of MaineHealth.

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