2012 World AIDS Day Events in Maine WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28th Wednesday, November 28: (12pm – 6pm) – Free Rapid HIV Testing 1 Spring St., Portland ME Get tested and get a free coffee gift card. For more information, call 207-749-6818 Hosted by Frannie Peabody Center. Wednesday, November 28: (6pm – 9pm) – Film Screening: “How to Survive a Plague” UNE Biddeford Campus, Alfond 106 The award winning documentary chronicles the… read more »
Recently, Vanessa Torres held a CD Release show for her new album “Without Sight” . As part of her performance, she collaborated with MMHP to create a slide show that paired images of migrant farm communities we serve with one of her songs, “Nameless.” The slide show created is a photographic essay reflecting the wide range of migrant farmworkers who MMHP serves as an organization. The song itself highlights the working and living conditions of an often-times overlooked population. The slides used for the collaboration were part… read more »
March 25-31, 2012 is National Farmworker Awareness Week! As we honor the work of farmworkers this week, we also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Migrant Health Act. This legislation which was signed into law by President Kennedy on September 25, 1962 not only established the family of programs that are now make up the 159 migrant health centers and programs across our country, but in fact gave birth to… read more »
The Affordable Care Act is changing the scene for health care across the country. Here in Maine, there have also been changes to qualifications for MaineCare and other public benefits; some of which pertain specifically to immigrants. The Maine Migrant Health Program is currently working on an outreach project to share information with farmworkers through support of the Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF). This past summer we took our message on the road to hold informational… read more »
In 2010, Fabiola Ortiz received a fellowship from the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program at the University of Southern Maine (USM) to lead a research project focused on how members of the migrant and seasonal farmworker community views health and makes use of health related services available to them. With the help of MMHP this research project was conducted between fall 2010 and spring 2011.The goal of this research project was to obtain… read more »
As we approach the colder weather MMHP spends sometime doing outreach to the communities where farmworkers live and work. If you would like us to come talk to your community group, congregation, or just you and your neighbors, please let us know. We would love to share what we do! And provide a venue for folks to learn more about farmworkers.
As we launch our new website our hope is that you, our visitor will have a better understanding of who the Maine Migrant Health Program is, and why our work is so vital to Maine’s communities, farmers and our collective health. Equally as important, is the role we feel our site should play in being a go-to place for information about migrant farmworkers, health disparities, and local resources. We recognize… read more »