WATERVILLE — HealthReach Community Health Centers has been awarded a planning grant from the Maine Health Access Foundation to improve care for low income and uninsured people in Bingham, Madison and surrounding towns. “Through Access to Quality Care (A2QC) — Somerset, we will work to enhance consumer experience and overall wellness by improving system links,” said Connie Coggins, HealthReach President/CEO, in a news release. “Our health centers want to discover better ways to connect patients to services in the community.”

HealthReach will partner with five other area providers who also serve Somerset County residents — Kennebec Behavioral Health, Kennebec Valley Community Action Program, Redington Fairview General Hospital, Somerset Public Health, and Spectrum Generations. In addition, area consumers will be asked how health and social service systems can better meet their needs. The grant is part of $198,566 awarded by MeHAF to four grantees across the state. Access to Quality Care or A2QC initiative seeks to discover barriers experienced by uninsured citizens and support planning and program development to improve access to quality, coordinated care.

To learn more, visit mehaf.org or call 872-5610.

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