Who our patients are
Farmworkers and seafood processors are the backbone of Maine’s food industries. They plant, nurture, harvest and process the food that we eat. They perform physically and emotionally exhausting work under difficult conditions. Most live below the poverty line and face cultural and language barriers to services and resources. Workers who come to Maine face many challenges to accessing health care despite their significant contribution to our economy and to the health of us all.
In the face of these challenges and barriers, farmworkers are resilient. They contribute to our lives and health not only through the work of harvesting our fruits and vegetables, but also through their presence in our communities. At MMHP our goals include making farmworkers feel welcome in Maine for as long as they are here, supporting them in addressing their healthcare needs, and working to change the healthcare system that often ignores and excludes farmworkers and other seasonal workers.
Who we are
We are a network of doctors, nurses, counselors, Community Health Workers and health educators in Maine that works together to provide health care to agriculture and aquaculture workers, seafood processors, and their families. The Maine Mobile Health Program is Maine’s only organization dedicated to delivering healthcare directly to these communities statewide.
Our mission is to improve the health status of Maine’s seasonal workers and their families by providing culturally appropriate care and services.
Make a donation
Your generous contributions to the Maine Mobile Health Program help make our work possible and demonstrates your commitment to health equity and social justice.
We are a private nonprofit (501(c)(3)) corporation and contributions are tax deductible under this IRS code. We are also a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)—one of the nation’s Community Health Centers.
MMHP’s work and community connections are greatly enhanced by our volunteers. Getting involved with MMHP not only results in mobile unit visits – it also builds stronger relationships between local residents and the farmworkers and seafood processors who are living and working in their communities.
We are especially in need of volunteers who speak and write Spanish or Haitian-Creole. Also, if you are a clinician interested in providing care, contact us!
To get involved, email us at ###zzuc#at#znvarzbovyr.bet### or call us at 1-888-568-1112.