MMHP 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 … 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 … 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 … read more

Job Opportunity: Behavioral Health Director

Job Posting: Behavioral Health Director   For the past 24 years, the Maine Migrant Health Program (MMHP) has provided health care access to migrant and seasonal farmworkers (MSFWs) throughout the state of Maine.  A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and federal qualified health center (FQHC), MMHP has an innovative approach to medical care that is low-barrier, values … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … read more