Spring is a time of renewal and growth, and in that spirit, we have launched our Spring 2021 Community Giving grant cycle. Interested Maine nonprofits can apply now through March 8, 2021.
The current Spring 2021 grant cycle targets nonprofit programs and organizations working to promote wellness and community health. Preference will be given to nonprofits helping to treat and manage asthma, coronary artery disease (CAD), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), depression, diabetes, hypertension, and substance use disorder and to helping Maine people living with these conditions to be their best selves – mentally, physically, and emotionally.
“According to the Maine CDC, heart disease, chronic lower respiratory disease and diabetes are among the leading causes of death in our state, and depression is a common comorbidity. Additionally, opiate overdoses continue to contribute to a staggering loss of life throughout the state,” said Kevin Lewis, president and CEO. “We are a Maine-based health insurance provider with a vision to transform and improve individual and community health. Helping to manage these health issues is a top priority for us, and we are committed to working with nonprofits that share our vision and can address some of the greatest health threats to Maine people.”
If you are involved with a nonprofit or know of local organizations that could benefit from some Spring growth in funding, please help spread the word. Learn more at the Community Giving section of our website and apply here by March 8, 2021. Recipients will be notified during the week in April 2021.
 Maine Leading Causes of Death: Ten Most Common Causes, 2018, Maine CDC Office of Data, Research and Vital Statistics
The Board Director election concluded on Friday, November 6, 2020. We thank all of the highly qualified candidates for their participation in the process and congratulate the individuals who were elected or re-elected for a three-year term. Those individuals are:
Elected for an initial term: Michelle Betz and Sarah Lee Sullivan
Re-elected to an additional term: Robert Lorenzo, MD, Rocell Marcellino, and Ronnie Weston
Each year Health Options must fill vacant Board seats created by Directors’ expiring terms. Members who are interested in working with our leadership team are welcome to apply to become a candidate. We typically begin recruiting candidates mid-year. For additional information, please feel free to reach out to Eliza Norton at firstname.lastname@example.org.