Behavioral Health

Gold Star Standards

The annual Gold Star Standards of Excellence program has a goal of encouraging, supporting and recognizing Maine’s behavioral health organizations that are addressing smoking and tobacco use by creating and maintaining smoke and tobacco-free policies. Behavioral health organizations and providers seek to optimize the health of clients and employees. Tobacco-free policies are examples of this commitment that benefits clients, employees, and the entire community.

Important Dates for the 2021 Program

About the 2021 Program:

This year, previous awardees will submit their application review online.  This will give the opportunity to provide information on updates and/or confirm no changes were made to the application.

New applicants must complete a full application and submit with supporting documentation to BreatheEasy

Apply for 2021 Program:

2021 Mini Grant Opportunities:

In order to support agencies in developing and implementing a comprehensive tobacco policy, as well as increasing staff capacity to address tobacco use, the MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence is making a limited number of mini-grants available. Funding is available as part of the larger Maine Prevention Services initiative of the Maine CDC, Department of Health and Human Services.

Questions? Contact [email protected] and we would be happy to assist you.