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ME CDC is responsible for the state's public health system by providing and supporting preventive health services.  ME CDC funds services for certain population groups such as low-income children and children with certain disabilities.

The people served are:

  • individuals, adults, children, and families
  • children with certain special needs and their families

Divisions and Programs under ME CDC include:

Community Health Promotion/Chronic Disease Prevention

This program works with communities to increase their resources to:

  • support health promotion
  • reduce chronic disease
  • support interventions
  • promote exercise
  • promote good nutrition
  • prevent tobacco use

Children with Special Health Needs (Title V)

Sometimes referred to the Federal entitlement name, Title V, the Children with Special Health Needs Coordinated Care Program assists infants, children, adolescents and their families who meet the income eligibility requirements (at or below 225% of the Federal Poverty Level) and have the following conditions:

  • Blood Disorders
  • Cardiac Defects
  • Childhood Oncology
  • Craniofacial Anomalies
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Ophthalmologic Diseases/Disorders
  • Orthopedic Conditions
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Neurosensory Conditions
  • Neuromuscular Conditions
  • Respiratory Conditions

The Children with Special Health Needs program helps pay for some medical treatment, offers help with coordination of care, administers and supports clinics for special conditions.

Contact information for the program:

  • Children with Special Health Needs Program
    Department of Health and Human Services
    Maine Center for Disease Control
    Division of Community and Family Health
    286 Water Street
    Key Plaza, 7th floor
    11 State House Station
    Augusta, ME  04333-0011
    Website: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/boh/cshn/
    Phone:  (207) 287-5139 or (800) 698-3624
    TTY:  (207) 287-8015
    Fax: (207) 287-5355

ME CDC Contact Information

  • Mailing Address:
    Maine Center for Disease Control
    11 State House Station
    Key Plaza
    286 Water Street
    Augusta, ME  04333
    Website:   http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/boh/
    Phone:  (207) 287-8016
    TTY: (207) 287-8066 

2002 Federal Poverty Guidelines

These numbers are adjusted every year in February. The Poverty Level is sometimes called "100% Poverty Level. "Eligibility for many State and Federal programs are based on different percentages of the poverty level. The Title V program uses 225% of poverty as a basis for eligibility for that program. To calculate other percentages for other programs multiply the poverty level by the percent. (250% of poverty for a one person family =  $8,860 * 2.5 = $22,150).

Size of Family Unit
Poverty Level (Annual Income)
225% of Poverty Level
1
8,860
19,935
2
11,940
26,865
3
15,020
33,795
4
18,100
40,725
5
21,180
47,655
6
24,260
54,585
7
27,340
61,515
8
30,420
68,445
For each additional person, add
3,080
6,930

SOURCE:  Federal Register, Vol. 67, No. 31, February 14, 2002, pp. 6931-6933
http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/02poverty.htm

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