2017 Race for Results report identifies areas where state needs to provide greater opportunities for children of color to reach potential A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation reveals significant opportunities for Maine and the nation to improve the health and well-being of children, especially children in immigrant families and children of color. … More Children of Color in Maine and the Nation Face Extensive Inequities and Barriers to Success
This post was written by MCA Executive Director, Claire Berkowitz and originally appeared as letter-to-the-editor in the Bangor Daily News. Access to quality, affordable and comprehensive health care coverage is essential for the health and well-being of our state. When Maine children and families have health insurance, they can see a doctor when they are … More Letter to the Editor: Collins showed courage
New fact sheet from MCA on the proposed Senate Health Care Bill. Learn why the Better Care Reconciliation Act is bad for Maine children, youth and families. Click here to Download! With quality health care coverage, Maine children and families can access the health care they need to become active and vibrant participants in our … More Keep Maine Children & Families Healthy: How the Senate Health Care Bill Harms Maine Children, Youth & Families
This post was written by MCA executive director Clare Berkowitz and originally appeared as a letter to the editor in the Portland Press Herald. Since the letter was published, Senator Collins has come out against the bill. We all want our children to grow up and become healthy, happy adults. MaineCare ensures that our kids … More Letter to the Editor: New health care bill would endanger Maine infants, children
This post is part of a series of profiles on the 2017 Giraffe Award Winners. We hope to see you Friday, May 19th at the Champions for Children Luncheon in Portland. This week, MCA is please to introduce you to Dr. Robert Beekman, a recently retired pediatrician who spent his career serving Northern and Eastern Maine. … More Meet Dr. Robert Beekman: 2017 Giraffe Award Winner
This is the first post in the series of profiles on the 2017 Giraffe Award Winners. We hope to see you Friday, May 19th at the Champions for Children Luncheon in Portland. This week, MCA is please to introduce you to Dr. Janice L. Pelletier, who currently serves as President for the Maine Chapter of … More Meet Dr. Janice L. Pelletier: 2017 Giraffe Award Winner
The U.S. House of Representatives is planning to vote soon on a new health care bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act. The original bill introduced last week was already harmful, but recent changes have made it even more dangerous. Under this bills, Congress would: repeal the ACA’s Essential Health Benefits requirement; force states … More ACTION ALERT: Protect Maine’s Care – Call Your Rep!
All Maine children and families should be able to see a doctor when they are sick. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) makes this possible for more and more Maine children and families. Healthy Maine children become healthy Maine adults who will lead us into the future, but they also need healthy parents or guardians to … More Why Maine children and families need the Affordable Care Act.
The Maine Children’s Alliance is pleased to welcome Eric S. Buch of Belfast to the MCA team. As Outreach and Enrollment Specialist, Eric joins MCA in a statewide effort to reduce the number of uninsured children living in Maine through the Connecting Maine Kids to Coverage Project. This project is funded by the Centers for Medicare … More MCA Welcomes Eric Buch!
Far too many children in Maine lack access to the dental services they need to grow and thrive. The first step in ensuring that our children receive quality oral health care is an annual dental check-up. It seems so simple, but in Maine this is much easier said than done. One of the greatest barriers … More Getting Our Kids Oral Health Care