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MMHP’s Medical Director Published in the New England Journal of Medicine

We are excited to share “Structural Differential- A 32-Year-Old Man with Persistent Wrist Pain,” published December 20th in the New England Journal of Medicine! MMHP’s Medical Director, Cheryl Seymour, co-authors the article which highlights a case study based on experiences of health issues for blueberry workers. This article is an excellent example of not only the challenges and barriers migrant and seasonal farmworkers face, but also of the commitment to… read more »

Article Highlighting Jamaican Apple Pickers

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!

Mobile Unit Dedicated to Dr. Carol Eckert

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.

CHW Core Competency Training!

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 »

8/17 is National Agricultural Worker Health Day!

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 »