State’s Largest Community Health Center Will Lead Effort Focused on Training and New Career Opportunities for Maine’s Health Care Workforce
Bangor, ME – Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) was awarded a $199,952 grant as part of a major national initiative to recruit, train, and retain the entry-level employees required by community health centers to deliver high-quality health care. The grant was announced today by the center and the RCHN Community Health Foundation (RCHN CHF), the only national foundation dedicated solely to supporting community health centers. The foundation’s Health Center Entry-Level Workforce Recruitment and Retention Initiative is designed to help the nation’s 1,200 community health centers prepare for substantial growth in the next few years. Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, health centers will play an expanded role in delivering care, and more than thirty million additional Americans, many of whom are expected to seek services at community health centers, will obtain health insurance coverage.