Maine

Innovations

Emergency Department and Urgent Care Clinicians Use Protocol To Reduce Opioid Prescriptions for Patients Suspected of Abusing Controlled Substances 11/13/13

Emergency department and urgent care physicians and nurses use a protocol to help them decide how to treat patients complaining of pain who may be abusing controlled substances, leading to significantly fewer such patients receiving prescriptions for opioids.

Statewide Collaborative Combines Social Marketing and Sector-Specific Support to Produce Positive Behavior Changes, Halt Increase in Childhood Obesity 03/02/13

A statewide collaborative supports schools, after-school programs, primary care practices, child care centers, work sites, and communities in promoting increased physical activity and healthy eating in Maine youth, leading to favorable behavior changes and a halt in the increase in childhood overweight/obesity.

National Academy and Affiliated State Chapters Support Pediatricians in Improving Asthma Care, Leading to Better Guideline Adherence and Disease Control, Fewer Acute Episodes 02/26/13

The American Academy of Pediatrics and four of its state chapters trained and supported pediatric practices on asthma care, leading to better adherence to established guidelines and improved asthma control.

Multispecialty Practice Uses Time Credit Payments and Other Policies to Enhance Access to Conventional and Alternative Care, Improving Health Status of Low-Income Patients 05/29/12

A practitioner-run, multispecialty center uses various policies, including an independent contracting model, strict credentialing processes, self-governance initiatives, and alternative payment systems, to enhance access to conventional and complementary medical care and improve the health status of underserved patients.

Tools, Education, and Technical Assistance Encourage Schools to Adopt Strategies That Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Youth 07/04/11

A statewide collaborative initiative targeting six key sectors promotes policy and practice changes in schools, leading to the widespread adoption of strategies to promote healthy eating and physical activity, including improvements in the nutritional quality of school meals.

Tools, Education, and Technical Assistance Help Primary Care Providers Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Youth 07/04/11

A statewide collaborative initiative targeting six key sectors promotes policy and practice changes in primary care, leading to increased support by providers in helping youth adopt healthier behaviors.

Tools, Education, and Technical Assistance Encourage Child Care Sites to Adopt Strategies That Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Young Children 07/04/11

A statewide collaborative initiative targeting six key sectors promotes policy and practice changes in child care settings, leading to the widespread adoption of strategies to promote healthy eating and physical activity.

Telephone-Based Coaching on Shared Decisionmaking, Behavioral Change, and Health System Navigation Reduces Utilization and Cost 10/27/10

Health coaches work with at-risk individuals over the phone to develop skills and plans to participate effectively in shared clinical decisionmaking with physicians, self-manage their conditions, and navigate the health system, leading to reduced hospital admissions and medical costs when offered to a larger portion of the population.

Providing Education, Practical Tools, and Other Support to Pediatric Practices Increases Provision of Weight Management Services 06/18/09

Providing education and practical tools to pediatric practices leads to more frequent provision of appropriate services, such as weight assessments and patient counseling.

Hospital-Based Asthma Educators Train Patients, Providers, and Community Members on Optimal Care, Leading to Fewer Admissions, Emergency Department Visits, and Missed Work Days 02/09/09

Asthma educators help patients, providers, school nurses, childcare providers, pharmacists, and others in the community achieve optimal asthma treatment, leading to fewer hospitalizations, emergency department visits, and missed work days.

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