It’s Community Health Options’ Election season! We are conducting an election to fill six vacant board seats. Members of our board of directors serve a three-year term working to fulfill our mission of transforming healthcare delivery in Maine.
All Health Options Members 18 years and older are eligible to vote in our board of directors election. Candidate biographies and voting instructions will reach you via email or traditional mail by the end of October 1, 2021, when voting is officially open. Voting ends November 5, 2021. The new term begins in January 2022.
If you have any questions, please email HealthOptionsHelp@electionservicescorp.com or call toll-free 866-720-4357, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Community Health Options is pleased to announce the recipients of our fall 2021 Community Benefit Expenditure (CBE) grants, which are focused on helping people who are living with or at risk of substance use disorders, supporting people with substance use recovery, and reducing negative substance-related health impacts in the state.
The six grant recipients are the Community Resource Council - Addiction Outreach Program, Kennebec Valley Mental Health Center d/b/a Behavioral Health (KBH), Maine Access Points (MAP), Milestone Recovery, Northern Light Mercy Hospital - McAuley Residence Program, and the Portland Recovery Community Center.
“We were incredibly impressed with the many organizations that submitted applications,” said Kevin Lewis, president, and CEO of Health Options. “From peer support training to community outreach and organizing outdoor, activity-based recovery support, it’s encouraging to see how community-based groups are assisting people in recovery. We feel fortunate to be able to help contribute to some of these efforts.”
The next CBE grant cycle will begin early in 2022. Grant information and applications will be available on the Health Options website at the Community Giving tab.