Maine Voices: Portland Community Health Center Standing by with Safety Net
May 2, 2016
Featured in the Portland Press Herald
The city of Portland recently announced a proposed budget initiative that includes closing the city-funded India Street Public Health Clinic and reallocating city resources to support other essential public health functions, while moving many direct clinical services to Portland Community Health Center, an existing nonprofit funded by the federal government. This would happen in two phases: A portion of India Street’s patients and services would move by Jan. 1, 2017, with all others to follow by June 30, 2017.
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