Useful Websites: Local Services
- Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, Public Health Systems, MCDC
The Maine Office of Rural Health and Primary Care manages health personnel recruitment and retention programs and provides technical assistance for communities to receive grants that benefit health care and rural areas; facilitates communication on rural health issues among providers, consumers and government programs.
Access to Healthcare: National and International
- Health Insurance Coverage Status by Age, Race, Hispanic Origin, Sex and Income for Counties and States: 2005
- National Health Service Corp
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) is committed to improving the health of the Nation's underserved.
- Primary Health Care: The Health Center Program
Health centers provide comprehensive primary care services without regard for patients' ability to pay and charge for services on a sliding fee scale.
- Rural Health Policy
The Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) promotes better health care service in rural America.
Access to Primary Care Physicians: National nad International
- Health Professional Shortage Areas
Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) have shortages of primary medical care, dental or mental health providers and may be geographic (a county or service area), demographic (low income population) or institutional (comprehensive health center, federally qualified health center or other public facility).
- Public Health Nursing Program, Division of Family Health, MCDC
The Public Health Nursing mission is to provide expertise and leadership to improve the health of populations.
Public Health Nursing: National and International
Healthcare information systems for home care, hospice, public health and other community-based practices.
- The Omaha System
The Omaha System is a research-based, comprehensive practice and documentation standardized classification; it can be used by multidisciplinary health care practitioners in any setting from the time of client admission to discharge.