Our Issue Areas: Health & Hunger

Healthy, hunger-free Maine children can grow up to become healthy, capable Maine adults. This is why making sure Maine children have access to affordable, quality preventative physical, oral and mental health care early on is critical.

To improve overall child well-being and health outcomes, the Maine Children’s Alliance seeks to secure:

  • Access to quality health care;
  • Access to affordable health care coverage;
  • Access to nutritious, healthy meals;
  • Access to safe and healthy toxin-free physical environment.

The Maine Children’s Alliance works with state and national partners to ensure that Maine children from birth into adulthood can play, learn and grow in an environment that promotes their health and well-being. Learn more about our projects and initiatives below.

We recently partnered with Project Aware to create a video about the importance of MaineCare for children and families. Click below to watch a short and inspiring piece about why health coverage matters to our kids.

Maine Children's Alliance from Smooth Feather on Vimeo.

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Connecting Kids to Coverage

Connecting Kids to Coverage

February 23, 2017

Too many Maine children are living without health insurance but together we can change that. Learn how the Connecting Kids to Coverage project is working to help Maine kids get free and low-cost health care coverage through MaineCare!

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Food Insecurity

Food Insecurity

February 23, 2017

With access to reliable, nutritious food, our children are ready to play, learn and grow. MCA works with Full Plates Full Potential to reduce food insecurity and end child hunger. It takes all of us to create healthy, hunger-free kids!