Rep. Christine Burstein’s work on behalf of community health centers was recognized by the Maine Primary Care Association at a September reception in Augusta.

“Community health centers play such an important role in making sure all Mainers have access to health care,” said Burstein, D-Lincolnville. “These providers are at the forefront of addressing the challenges we face in delivering primary care services. As a family nurse practitioner, I am proud to support the work they do to improve health and well-being in communities across the state.”

As a member of the Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee, Burstein has worked to increase access to quality health care services for all Mainers by supporting state funding for community health centers.

Community health centers, also called federally qualified health centers, are locally run, nonprofit primary care practices that open their doors to all. Nineteen community health centers operate in 65 locations in Maine, including in Belfast..

The Maine Primary Care Association is a membership organization representing community health centers in the state.