PORTLAND — The city’s Public Health Division’s Minority Health Program was recently awarded $20,000 from the Maine Health Access Foundation to help increase residents’ participation in the MaineCare and Marketplace Healthcare Programs.

According to the city, the funding will help Community Health Outreach Workers connect with low-income and underserved French, Portugese, Spanish, Arabic and English-speaking community members.

The grant award covers a project implementation starting Sept. 1, 2019, through Dec. 31, 2020.

 The following outreach workers will be available to provide enrollment in specific languages and can be contacted through email or telephone for support: Dalal Almosoodi, Arabic, [email protected], 256-9147; Ricardo Cabezas, Spanish, [email protected], 409-5280; Kevin Caton, English, [email protected], 266-2062; Emilia Franco, Portuguese, [email protected], 954-909-1611; and Marc Ntunzwenimana, French, [email protected], 409-3430.

For more information about the project, contact Nélida R. Berke, Minority Health Program Coordinator for the City’s Public Health Division at 874-8735 or [email protected].