The award was given to Senator Collins in recognition of her leadership as well as her longstanding support of Maine’s Community Health Centers
Washington, D.C. - The Maine Primary Care Association recently presented U.S. Senator Susan Collins with the National Association of Community Health Centers’ 2017 Distinguished Community Health Advocate Award. Senator Collins received this honor for her leadership as well as her longstanding support of Maine’s community health centers.
“Community health centers provide access to high-quality, affordable health care, and their services are essential to the well-being of Mainers,” Senator Collins said. “I am delighted to receive this award in recognition of my efforts to support these facilities that help people throughout the state receive the care that they need.”
Community health centers provide comprehensive primary care to medically underserved populations. There are more than 9,200 community health centers across the United States, including 72 locations in Maine.
The Maine Primary Care Association has provided technical assistance and training, housed relevant programs and services, and advocated on behalf of Maine’s community health centers for more than 30 years.