August 23, 2019

Grant would help find doctors for rural areas

AUGUSTA — Maine is to receive at least $99,000, and possibly as much as $1 million, from a private foundation seeking to expand health care in rural areas, state Human Services Commissioner Jane Sheehan said.

The grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation would be used to develop strategies for recruiting and keeping physicians in rural areas that lack doctors.

Maine is one of 15 states that will share in $16.5 million in grant money from the foundation.

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