February 13, 2013
MPBN radio on Feb. 12th and 13th ran stories on a new federally-funded program aimed at preparing future health professionals to serve immigrants, refugees and other underserved populations that is a cooperative program between UNE and the Portland Community Health Center, in collaboration with the City of Portland, the Portland Housing Authority and Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services.
The project, titled 'CHANNELS,' is made possible by a $1.27 million grant to UNE and Portland Community Health Center from the Health Services Research Administration (HRSA).
The story explains that the Portland Community Health Center will provide a clinical site for students to rotate through. The program will provide nurses and other current health care practitioners with training in leadership, community engagement and collaboration, and provide training for additional community health outreach workers. Listen to the MPBN radio story on this news report at 13.15 minutes into the report.