Maine

Innovations

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

An emergency department and urgent care center that are part of a hospital system in southeastern Maine implemented a one-page, easy-to-understand protocol that physicians and nurses use to decide...

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

Let's Go! is a multilevel, multisector initiative in Maine that promotes physical activity and healthy eating in an effort to increase the proportion of children at a healthy weight. The program,...

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 national office of the American Academy of Pediatrics and four of its State chapters—in Alabama, Maine, Ohio, and Oregon—helped 49 pediatric practices adhere to well-established asthma care...

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 standalone, multispecialty center (called the True North Health Center) uses innovative organizational and payment policies to enhance access to conventional and alternative health care services...

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

Let's Go! is a multilevel, multisector initiative in Maine that promotes physical activity and healthy eating in an effort to increase the proportion of children at a healthy weight. The program,...

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