The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS) has distributed a first round of grant payments totaling more than $3.5 million to 1,067 child care providers who collectively serve over 35,000 Maine children statewide.
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced today that it will establish the Office of Population Health Equity (OPHE) within the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) in order to identify and address health disparities in communities throughout Maine.
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office for Family Independence (OFI) announced today that Maine people who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can now make online food purchases at Amazon and Walmart using their electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card.
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) Public Health Nurses (PHNs) are trained to deliver a diverse array of services in Maine communities, from providing direct care and community-based health education, to infectious disease prevention and investigation, and contributing to the development of public health p
Under Maine’s age-based approach to vaccination eligibility, scores of older Mainers most at risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19 are receiving vaccinations. As of March 17, 77 percent of Maine residents age 70 and older and 49 percent of residents age 60 to 69 have received their first dose of vaccine.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced that it will no longer defend the prior administration’s implementation of the 2019 public charge rule, which penalized eligible Mainers for using benefits they are entitled to by law.
The Maine DHHS Office of Child and Family Services today announced spending priorities for the additional $30.5 million in federal funds the State of Maine has received to support children, families, and child care providers with affordable child care due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Maine DHHS Office of Child and Family Services announced today that due to increased availability of BinaxNOW COVID-19 rapid antigen tests, distribution of the rapid test kits will be expanded to the 1,726 licensed child care providers that have the capacity to serve 41,792 chi
Maine has five MaineCare-funded Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver programs that provide flexible supports to older adults and individuals with disabilities to assist them in their daily lives and prevent admissions to nursing homes, intermediate care facilities and other institutional settings.
Starting today, some health coverage options are available again under a new Special Enrollment Period for the COVID-19 public health emergency. Maine people who qualify can enroll in or change Marketplace health insurance plans from February 15, 2021 through May 15, 2021.
Part of a transparent and data-driven review of how MaineCare pays for health services for 300,000 members
As part of the Department’s evaluation of its transportation services, we will conduct virtual listening sessions (PDF) for beneficiaries and other interested parties to assess how our transportation programs are performing and how they can best meet beneficiaries’ needs for acc
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has awarded $1 million to 24 organizations in Maine under the COVID-19 Health Equity Improvement Initiative, with the goal of supporting culturally-tailored prevention, education and social support activities.
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides home and community-based services to adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD, ORC), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and brain injury primarily through MaineCare-funded programs.
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) continues to advance work to establish a State-Based Health Insurance Marketplace to improve the accessibility and affordability of private health insurance, which is especially important given COVID-19.
Who We Are
For the second year, DHHS is posting "Who We Are," (PDF) is a snapshot of our workforce.
Maine DHHS seeks to improve equitable outcomes from its health and human services programs. Today, the Department issued a Request for Information (RFI) to gather public input on the Department’s organization, grant and contracting processes, and engagement with the diverse communities in Maine.
In the absence of a vaccine, the strategy to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is prevention and early detection, quarantine, and isolation. Each element of this strategy requires education, access to testing, the ability to stay apart from others, and communication to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about contacts who may also be infected.
In Maine and across the country, racial and ethnic minorities have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Action is needed urgently to address these disparities and the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), in coordination with the Governors Coronavirus Response Team, is committed to further steps to improve our response.
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has proactively completed outreach to a variety of Maine’s congregate living facilities about their infection control policies and practices in response to COVID-19. This work has informed DHHS about the needs of these facilities and how best to support them in protecting the health and safety of their residents and employees.