Health Care Grants & Health Care Investment | Harold Alfond Foundation

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By working together, we can improve the health and well-being of Mainers.

The Harold Alfond Foundation’s health care grants are intended to pay important long-term dividends for the health and well-being of those living in the state of Maine.

The Foundation makes capital and program grants which improve health care delivery and quality, promote centers of excellence, and advance education for Maine’s future health care professionals.  In Central Maine, large scale grants have been awarded to increase operational efficiency, promote collaboration among health care entities with similar missions, and improve the delivery of and access to health care services. 

Selected Health Care Grants

The Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care is a regional state-of-the-art facility that consolidated MaineGeneral comprehensive oncology care programs in Central Maine into a single 59,000-square-foot, award-winning facility, equipped with the latest technology, and designed to offer multi-specialty treatment and care coordination. Read more about the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care.

The Alfond Center for Health is a regional hospital and comprehensive outpatient center in Central Maine.  The Center aims to provide high-quality health care services close to home, improve care coordination, support the recruitment and retention of high-quality primary care and specialty care health professionals, preserve and create jobs, and inject hundreds of millions of dollars into the state’s economy.  Read more about the Alfond Center for Health.

In addition to the above, the Foundation has made major grants for the following:

  • To construct the University of New England’s Harold and Bibby Alfond Center for Health Sciences, which houses Maine’s only state-based medical school, and to enhance interprofessional health education which ensures students graduate with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to provide collaborative, patient-centered care.
  • To establish the MaineHealth Cancer Care Network, a partnership of MaineHealth and MaineGeneral Health to optimize cancer diagnosis and treatment, improve cost effectiveness, and provide the highest-quality cancer care as close to the patient’s home as possible.
  • To launch Jackson Laboratory’s Maine Cancer Genomics Initiative, which provides personalized cancer care at no cost to 1,800 Maine residents with the most hard-to-treat cancers. Based at MaineGeneral Medical Center’s Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care, the Initiative offers patients a form of precision-based genomic cancer medicine only previously available at major cancer research hospitals in other states, and ensures that health care providers can knowledgeably connect patients to the latest diagnostic methods and clinical guidelines and trials.
  • To support the creation of the Center for Nursing Innovation at St. Joseph’s College, a 21st century nursing education program featuring top-notch facilities, on-campus and online education, and innovative health care partnerships, to meet Maine’s nursing workforce shortage.