Child care access and integration with early childhood education increased significantly in Maine between 2019 and 2022, according to a new analysis and report by the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC).
As the largest Department in State government that serves one in three Maine residents, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is committed to removing barriers to services for various populations, improving equitable outcomes, and making working in and with DHHS a positive experience for people of all cultures, races, ethni
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of the Health Insurance Marketplace (OHIM) announced today that during the Open Enrollment Period for 2023 coverage, which ran from November 1, 2022, through January 15, 2023, 63,388 Maine people selected affordable health insurance plans at CoverME.gov, Maine’s Health Insurance Marketp
Governor Janet Mills’ biennial budget proposes $84 million to support access and innovation in services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and brain injury.
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced today an unprecedented increase in behavioral health investments to $237 million in federal and state funds to continue MaineCare and related payment improvements as well as make critical investments in the children’s behavioral health system and opioid response.
Governor Janet Mills’ biennial and supplemental budgets propose $169 million for initiatives to expand and improve home-based care, invest in the safety of older residents, and continue to invest in long-term care facilities, including nursing homes. This includes full funding of home-delivered meals to ensure that eligible older adults continue to receive meals as one-time federal funding is depleted.
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) today announced additional heating cost relief to help older Mainers with low income pay for high energy costs, complementing Governor Mills’ Emergency Winter Energy Relief Plan.
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services today published a comprehensive compilation of child care providers in the state that received nearly $74 million in COVID-19 Child Care Stabilization Grants, which helped Maine child care providers increase pay for staff and cover costs related to COVID-19.
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services is pleased to share that the Office of MaineCare Services (OMS) was recognized today by the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) for its work to transform Maine’s rate-setting system to better support the health of members and sustainability of providers.
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS) announced today the launch of Help Me Grow Maine, an initiative to connect Maine families to services and resources that help young children grow up healthy and thriving.
As Maine and the nation sort through the results and implications of the election for 2023, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is looking back at accomplishments over the past four years that will set the stage for further gains during a second term for Governor Janet Mills.
The Higher Opportunities for Pathways to Employment (HOPE) program, offered through the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office for Family Independence (OFI), supports Maine parents in pursuing meaningful careers while helping to address Maine’s workforce needs.
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) remains committed to improving operations to better serve and meet the needs of Maine people. A major component of these efforts is leveraging technologies to upgrade outdated systems, transition paper-based processes online, improve customer service, increase transparency, and inform data-driven policies and service delivery.
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) Maternal and Child Health Program has been awarded one of nine highly competitive $5 million State Maternal Health Innovation grants from the U.S.
Federal grants complement state-funded payments for child care workers
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced today that it will distribute $13.6 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds to improve Maine families’ access to safe, affordable, and high-quality child care.
Today, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) posted a new “DHHS By the Numbers” Dashboard. It displays current data on services provided by the Department’s 3,400 workers in its eight Offices and two psychiatric hospitals.
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has implemented a slate of MaineCare rate changes that improve the health and well-being of patients but have been historically underfunded.
As part of Governor Mills’ commitment to improving services for Maine people with disabilities, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has significantly increased investments in programs that support improved access to housing.
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) continually strives to keep the public informed about its work. This includes redesigning the DHHS website, creating and regularly updating a blog, developing and updating data dashboards, and regularly engaging with the press, constituents, stakeholders, the Legislature, and the public.
The Office of MaineCare Services has launched Primary Care Plus (PCPlus), a new initiative to support primary health care, advance health care quality, and improve the efficiency of health care spending.