Honor the Legacy. Protect the Future.
Healthy families are key to lowering health care costs and sustaining a strong economy. When people are healthy, children do better in school, workers are more productive, and businesses can add jobs because health costs are lower. This is why it’s more important than ever that we continue to use the Fund for a Healthy Maine for what it was intended to do: promote good health and prevent costly disease.
Maine’s economic recovery depends on bringing down the cost of health care for businesses, and that’s what the Fund for a Healthy Maine is designed to do. Maine business leaders consistently identify lowering health costs as the single most important priority for lawmakers to address in their efforts to spur new economic growth.
What the 119th Legislature established was truly visionary – investing in the prevention of disease and promotion of good health today in order to reduce health costs in the long run. What great long-term thinking and a wonderful legacy. Now is not the time to go backwards.
The FHM is as much a key to Maine’s future economic success as education and energy costs. Without a healthy workforce and lower health costs, Maine cannot compete with other states.
The Friends of the Fund for a Healthy Maine (FFHM) is a committee convened by MPHA that is committed to protecting the Fund for a Healthy Maine. Our coalition is a diverse group of individuals and organizations who care about the Fund and believe in its intent. We meet monthly or as necessary to strategize, prioritize and plan. If you are interested in joining the FFHM, please contact committee chair, Tina Pettingill.
- Visit the Fund for a Healthy Maine webpage
- Visit the Fund for Healthy Maine Facebook page
- Follow @FriendsoftheFHM
2017 Friends of the Fund for a Healthy Maine Resources
FHM infographics to use and share
2015 FHM Testimony & Resources
FFHM testimony_Feb 2015 to HHS committee of Maine State Legislature by FFHM- Feb 4, 2015