Portland Community Health Center Oral Health Expansion

Dates: 2015-2016

State: Maine

Client(s): Portland Community Health Center

Service: Health Care & Public Health Planning

Technical Expertise: Primary Care, Safety Net


Portland Community Health Center (Portland CHC) provides a broad array of preventive, acute, and chronic disease management services, as well as integrated behavioral health services, dental care, and a range of enabling and supportive services. The patients they serve include the homeless, immigrant, and refugee communities of Portland, ME.

JSI supported Portland Community Health Center in planning and writing a grant to expand and enhance their current dental program to improve access for an area that has faced severe shortages in dental access for all low-income groups.