Key Health Issues

MeHAF’s Thriving in Place (TiP) initiative helps people with chronic health conditions (including the elderly and persons with disabilities) maintain or improve their health so they can remain independent and safe in their homes and communities. To promote this goal, TiP brings health care, social and community services, and volunteer networks together so they can coordinate, streamline, and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their efforts to meet the needs of community members.

Since 2013 our TiP program has included the following:

  • Grants:  We have provided nine communities across the state both one-year planning grant and three-year implementation grants. These grants support organizations representing health care, social and community services, as well as family and volunteer networks so they can assess community needs and develop plans to promote better coordination and delivery of care and community supports.
  • Technical assistance and support for grantees:  TiP grantees participate in learning communities that feature local and national experts, network development and peer to peer sharing.
  • Sharing what we’re learning with others:  Find video interview clips, case studies, presentations, and research related to Thriving in Place in our Learning & Resources section.
  • Promoting policy development:  MeHAF staff actively participates in other initiatives that leverage and support the principles of TiP, including the state-wide Maine Aging Initiative/Maine Council on Aging and the Northern New England Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging.
  • Evaluating our work through reports, white papers, and publications.

For more information, contact Senior Program Officer Ruta Kadonoff.


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