The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is marking another milestone in its effort to further Governor Janet Mills’ goal to strengthen MaineCare by releasing the timelines and details for implementing the first phase of MaineCare’s Rate System Reform plan (PDF), a strategy to improve
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) today published updated monthly data showing that COVID-19 vaccination continues to increase among Maine health care workers, further protecting the health and lives of Maine people and safeguarding Maine’s health care
To help Maine families afford child care during the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Mills and DHHS recently allocated $26.3 million in Federal funding to waive co-pays for parents in Maine’s Child Care Subsidy Program (CCSP).
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has completed a major step toward improving home and community-based services (HCBS) for Maine people living with disabilities and behavioral health issues by submitting a full plan to the federal government for approval, which is expected in the coming weeks.
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is on track and on budget to launch a State-based Health Insurance Marketplace (SBM) as planned on November 1, 2021, which will connect more Mainers to affordable health care and make it easier and more convenient to shop for health insurance coverage.
More than 88,000 Maine households will receive additional support to purchase food in August, after the Federal Government approved Maine’s request to offer families the maximum benefits allowed through the Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
The ongoing work to improve the child welfare system includes collaborating with the Legislature to pursue law changes that help keep children and families healthy and safe.
Highlights of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Components of 2022-23 Part 2 Biennial Budget (LD 221)
The COVID-19 pandemic has directly affected millions worldwide and over 68,000 people in Maine. But its impact is much larger given its indirect effects on families and public health.
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) today published new data on the percentage of health care workers in Maine who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The dashboard serves several purposes.
Ensuring that Maine people with age-related, physical, behavioral, intellectual, and cognitive health needs have access to high-quality care that supports independence is vital to Governor Mills’ vision for improving Maine’s health care system.
From May 11 to Memorial Day on May 31, 5,365 people in Maine who got their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine received one of six incentives to get outdoors, part of Governor Mills’ effort to promote vaccination and healthy activity. This represents 12 percent of 46,271 adults who received a first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine during this period.
As part of DHHS’ commitment to equity and inclusion in Maine’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts the DHHS Office of Aging and Disability Services (OADS) is supporting drive-up vaccination clinics that prioritize access and provide additional supports for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) – as well as caretakers, family members, and the local community.
Maine CDC’s Public Health Nurses have been instrumental in Maine’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts – getting the vaccine to Mainers in remote communities and leveraging their roles as trusted health care providers to encourage vaccination and combat misinformation.
Supporting Mainers experiencing difficulties managing mental health, substance use, and co-occurring disorders is a core part of the Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) mission, and of Governor Mills’ administration.
On her first day in office, Governor Mills expanded Medicaid and directed Maine DHHS to develop a plan to make MaineCare stronger and sustainable. Today, nearly 78,000 Maine people have access to affordable health care through the expansion, which has been especially vital during the pandemic.
The Mills Administration is committed to supporting Maine families and investing in our state’s future by ensuring quality child care is available, accessible, and affordable to all Maine parents and children. The vital need for child care has become even more evident during the coronavirus pandemic.
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.