Senator Collins, King Announce Federal Investment in Maternal and Child Health Care Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will receive a federal grant totaling $651,427 to support maternal and child health care services provided by the Department. The funding is provided as part of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) block grant program through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

“Maine DHHS plays an important role in helping to provide critical health care services for thousands of Maine families,” said Senators Collins and King in a joint statement, “This funding will support Maine DHHS in their efforts to provide high-quality care to infants, children, and mothers across the state.”

HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Services block grant program aims to create Federal and state partnerships in order to reduce infant mortality, provide comprehensive care for women before, during, and after pregnancy and childbirth, as well as preventive and primary care services for infants, children, and adolescents.