Fostering Community Health

Focusing on the health of our communities isn’t just a good thing to do; it’s the right thing to do. Health and well-being extends far beyond the medical center, and is strongly determined by the communities and places where we live, work, and play. Maine Medical Center is committed to reaching out into our communities to improve access to healthcare and to decrease health disparities.

To learn more about these and other ways to partner with Maine Medical Center to improve the health of our communities, please contact Aislinn White at akwhite1@mmc.org.

Opioid Epidemic

Addressing a crisis of this magnitude requires a concerted effort across institutions. As MaineHealth continues to build out its hub and spoke network for Integrated Medication Assisted Treatment (IMAT), we are acutely aware of the shortage of physicians in Maine who have specialized and advanced training in treating substance use disorders. MaineHealth and Maine Medical Center are responding with a multi-pronged approach centering on increasing access to treatment, provider education, and workforce development.  

 

MMC- Preble Street Learning Collaborative

The Learning Collaborative was established by Maine Medical Center, Preble Street, and additional community partners in January 2017 to bridge identified gaps in health care services for people who are experiencing homelessness in Portland. The Learning Collaborative’s mission is to improve access to care, and educate the next generation of health care providers on the needs of vulnerable populations. 

 

Let’s Go! Childhood Obesity Program

Obesity is one of our most pressing health priorities in Maine. Let’s Go! is a statewide obesity prevention initiative working with communities to create environments that support healthy eating and active living. Bringing evidence-based strategies for healthy living into schools, child care and out-of-school programs, health care practices, and workplaces, Let’s Go! reaches over 250,000 children and adults where they live, learn, work, and play.