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Request for Proposals for CoC Homeless Assistance Projects - $103,785
The Portland CoC is announcing their annual solicitation for New Project Proposals for the 2012 HUD CoC Homeless Assistance Program. This year $103,785 will be available for a Permanent Housing Bonus Project.
Social Services Division Refugee Services Program Receives Grant
The City of Portland, Health & Human Services Department, Social Services Division, Refugee Services Program Receives Grant from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation.
HUD AWARDS $1.5 BILLION TO MORE THAN 7,100 LOCAL HOMELESS PROGRAMS
WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded $1.47 billion to renew funding to more than 7,100 local homeless programs operating across the country.
The City of Portland Services for Survivors of Torture Program
The City of Portland Health & Human Service Department, Social Services Division has been awarded a three year grant of $1,080,000 from the Office of Refugee Resettlement Services for Survivors of Torture Grant.
Flu Fridays at 103 India Street
FLU FRIDAYS will be in the morning, clinics from 9:00 to Noon at 103 India Street.
Homeless Point in Time Survey
The Health & Human Services Department released the 2007 Portland Point in Time Survey.
The Survey was conducted on January 30th, 2007, and was again this year completed in cooperation with the Balance of the State and the Penobscot Countinuums of Care. The Survey is a count of all homeless individuals and families living in emergency shelter, on the streets, or encampments, in cars, or in places unfit for human habitation.
From the CDC: Early Report of Serious Eye Infections Associated with Soft Contact Lens Solution
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), collaborating with the Food and Drug Administration, state and other partners, has identified an outbreak of a serious but rare eye infection called Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK). This infection is caused by a free-living ameba (Acanthamoeba) a microscopic organism found everywhere in nature. Infections can result in permanent visual impairment or blindness...
Bubier Meats Recalls Beef Products for Possible Fecal and Other Contaminants
Congressional and Public Affairs RECALL RELEASE [REVISED]
CLASS I RECALL, HEALTH RISK: HIGH
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Facts about Community Water Fluoridation
Fluoride works to prevent caries in several ways, including: fluoride in plaque and saliva inhibit demineralization of enamel and improves recovery of damaged enamel; and fluoride reduces the activity of
Fiscal Year 2005-2006 Annual Report
The City of Portland Public Health Division is pleased to
announce the publication of its
Fiscal Year 2005-2006 Annual Report
. Included are updates on each of the
Division's six program areas, noteworthy health indicators for the region, and
plans for addressing other priority health issues in the future. Hard copies are
available by contacting
The American Red Cross has developed a home care guide for pandemic flu planning. Information includes definitions of terms, flu prevention guidelines, and treatment recommendations.
Mold detection and control information has been produced by the
Maine Bureau of General Services, the
Maine Bureau of Air Quality, the
Maine Indoor Air Quality Council, and the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Another School-Based Health Center slated to open at the new East End Community School.
Portland, ME…There are now six school-based health centers (SBHCs) serving students in Portland. The existing centers are located at Portland and Deering High Schools, King Middle School, Reiche Community School and the West School.
Portland City Council Votes to Support More Smoke-Free Housing
On Monday, July 17, the Portland City Council voted unanimously to support a resolution to reduce the number of Portland residents in multi-unit housing exposed to secondhand smoke. The resolution states that the City of Portland believes that all residents deserve to breathe clean air and live in a smoke-free environment.
We strive to enhance the health and well-being of the residents of Portland in
collaboration with our community, state and federal partners.