Check out this NYTimes article about Jamaican workers who come for the apple season every year to work at orchards across the country – including many in Maine! An interesting insight into the hard work and life of those that make it possible for us all to enjoy fresh fruits and veggies!
On September 6 MMHP dedicated its newest mobile medical unit to Dr. Carol Eckert, for her commitment to Maine’s farmworkers. Here are a few pictures from the ceremony, attended by MMHP staff, partners, and members of Dr. Eckert’s family.
September 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 9AM-5PM Alfond Youth Center: Camp Tracy Lodge 302 McGrath Pond Road Oakland ME The Maine Center for Disease Control, Maine Mobile Health Program, and Inland Hospital are excited to offer a 40 hour core competency training for Community Health Workers in Maine. Trainers will deliver a curriculum developed by the Institute for Public Health Innovation, which complies with the State of Maine’s CHW… read more »
For National Health Center Week and Agricultural Worker Health Day on August 17, Maine Mobile Health Program is partnering with Mano en Mano to teach kids at the Blueberry Harvest School about pesticide safety, mobile medical care and more! Every year, community health centers across the country celebrate National Health Center Week to highlight the important role they play in our communities, including our agricultural workers. In Maine, over 200,000… read more »
We are proud to announce that Edith Flores is a 2017 recipient of the Empower Honoree Trailblazer Award for this years’ Empower the Immigrant Woman Conference. MMHP is incredibly proud of Edith as she has been one of our longest-standing Community Health Workers, as well as a founder of Mano en Mano where she works as a Coordinator in Advocacy and Client Services. Selection for this award was based on… read more »
For Maine Migrant Health Program’s (MMHP) patients: Today, tomorrow and into the future we will show respect for each other, our patients and worker communities. We are very fortunate to take care of workers and their families. The MMHP staff comes to work every day because we care about you–about each of you, and we are partners in your health no matter who you are, where you are from, who you love, or… read more »
It is with great sadness that we share that Dr. Carol Eckert, a volunteer clinician with Maine Migrant Health Program, died on October 13, 2016 due to injuries from a bicycling accident. Carol was a volunteer physician with MMHP, working as part of our team throughout the state for the past four years. She was seeing patients alongside our team during this most recent blueberry and apple harvest. In addition… read more »
Our history is rich with the contributions of students and volunteers who share MMHP’s vision and commitment of creating access to high quality health care and authentic caring relationships for migrant farmworkers. Often these young people spend a month or two in our midst as part of their training or as they explore careers in healthcare, Holly and Karl are two such people. Holly and Karl first heard about the… read more »
We are in the midst of Farmworker Awareness Week and joining with partners and friends to express our appreciation for the contributions that farmworkers make to our health, economy, and communities as they provide the labor that brings food to our plates. Check out Student Action with Farmworkers to learn about some of their initiatives for Farmworker Awareness Week and what you can do to be in solidarity with farmworkers… read more »
On Sunday, April 26, 2015, Colby College will host Maine Migrations, Past and Present. The conference will bring together folks who study, work with, care about, or are themselves members of minority communities that immigrated to Maine, both recently and many generations ago. We will explore common dynamics across diverse immigrant communities as well as the similarities and differences among their experiences in Maine. The conference is open to all at… read more »