WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $3,198,986 in funding to health organization and institutions across Maine, U.S. Sens. Olympia J. Snowe and Susan Collins, R-Maine, recently announced in a press release.
The funding is distributed as follows:
. $99,875 to the University of Maine in Orono. This mental health and substance abuse funding will support the Touchstone Suicide Prevention Program.
. $95,305 to the Maine Lighthouse Corp. in Bar Harbor. This mental health and substance abuse funding will be used to support the Therapeutic Community for Substance Abuse Treatment program.
. $95,305 to the Community Counseling Center in Portland. These funds will be used for mental health and substance abuse counseling programs.
. $179,950 to the Maine Primary Care Association in Augusta. This funding is part of the congressionally mandated telehealth grant program.
. $916,000 to the Maine State Department of Health and Human Services. These mental health services funds will be used for Community Caring Collaborative.
. $499,999 to the Maine State Department of Health and Human Services. This grant will support the Caring About Lives in Maine project.
. $95,305 to Spurwink Services in Portland. These funds will improve early detection and training for child mental health services.
. $660,000 to the University of Southern Maine. These funds will be used as part of the Rural Health Research Grant Program Cooperative Agreement.
. $125,000 to the Sacopee Valley Health Center in Parsonsfield. This grant will be used for Health Information Techonology initiatives.
“The Department of Health and Human Services funding will encourage important research and training programs,” Snowe and Collins said in their release. “We are pleased to see continued federal support for Maine’s ongoing effort to facilitate advanced medical research throughout our state.”