Office of Multicultural Affairs
The primary role of the Office of Multicultural Affairs is to function as a resource to all state agencies and to all communities served to improve services to minority and multicultural populations in the state of Maine.
New and Noteworthy
Society for Public Health Education • National Health Education Week 2014
Since 1995, National Health Education Week (NHEW) has been celebrated during the third full week of October. Sponsored by the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), this celebration focuses national attention on a major public health issue and promotes consumers’ understanding of the role of health education in promoting the public’s health.
This year’s NHEW will pay tribute to the next generation of Health Education Specialists on October 20-24, 2014.Learn more about the toolkit.
Read more HHS announces $99 million in new grants to improve mental health services for young people
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today $99 million to train new mental health providers, help teachers and others recognize mental health issues in youth and connect them to help, and increase access to mental health services for young people.
Read more Taking the Pulse of High School Student Experience in America
Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF), My College Options, and other partners joined forces to execute a research project aimed at better understanding high school students’ views – from all backgrounds – on various topics of national importance. The broad, national study, titled Taking the Pulse of High School Student Experience in America, will be conducted in multiple stages including a fresh look at a variety of existing research studies.