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health system reform, Rural Health Clinics, FQHC, community health center, uninsured, underserved, rural, MRHRC, Access, Insurance, USM Aging Initiative, Health and Wellness


Part of a series of briefs profiling innovative rural health system transformation models and strategies from Maine and other parts of the US, this brief focuses on promising strategies of federally qualified health centers. These strategies include workforce recruitment and retention initiatives, approaches to serving high-need patient populations, services to address the opioid crisis and dental care, and innovations in providing enabling services that address the social determinants of health.

This series on Innovations in Rural Health System was funded by the Maine Health Access Foundation.

Other briefs in this series include:

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Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF)



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