Posts Categorized: General News

Edith Flores: Empower Honoree Trailblazer!

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 »

Solidarity Statement / Carta de Solidaridad / Refleksyon Solidarite

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 »

Dr. Carol Eckert

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 »

Holly and Karl Getting Married!

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 »

2015 Farmworker Awareness Week

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 »

Please Join Us: “Maine Migrations, Past and Present”

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 »

Lisa Tapert joins MMHP

The Maine Migrant Health Program (MMHP) is pleased to announce the hiring of their new executive director, Lisa Tapert, MPH.  Ms. Tapert brings with her 21 years of global public health leadership and senior management experience from both the private and non-profit sectors.  She was formerly the Vice President for Global Access Programs at Axios International, a health consultancy where she led a multi-country team providing increased access to chronic… read more »

Heat Stress Prevention – Stay safe this summer!

Hot working conditions, either under the sun or in barns, are faced by most farmworkers, even in relatively cool Maine. In an effort to provide health education about heat stress, this past week, MMHP participated in a Heat Stress Prevention Marathon organized by AFOP (Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs). The week was held as part of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s Heat Stress Prevention month in June. Aliza Kreisman,… read more »

Community Health Worker Initative

Maine Migrant Health Program (MMHP), in partnership with the Maine CDC and MCD Public Health, is excited to announce that we will be developing a statewide Community Health Worker (CHW) program. This initiative is funded by the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) as part of the State Innovation Model (SIM) project. It will build on our expertise and long-term commitment to working with CHWs and Promotoras.  We look… read more »

“Si, se puede”

This week, I have spent a number of hours looking, reading and watching many resources about National Farmworker Awareness Week. It’s amazing to see how many organizations are able to come together on a national scale to honor and support the work that feeds us all.   Here in Maine, I like driving and seeing the occasional “Got Food, Thank a Farmworker” bumper sticker.   It’s a good reminder of… read more »