Chronic Disease Improvement Collaborative (CDIC)
The Chronic Disease Improvement Collaborative (CDIC) is a joint effort between Maine Quality Counts and the Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC). CDIC works closely with communities and primary care practices around improving the lives of patients living with diabetes and high blood pressure.
Overall Project Aim
Our practice facilitators provide practice-level coaching designed to support primary care providers in implementing standardized, systemic, and team-based processes to improve chronic disease care. The collaborative also provides education, peer support, and expert consultation for primary care providers in order to increase their knowledge and self-efficacy in the effective management of chronic disease care.
The goal of this collaborative is to increase early detection and management of high blood pressure, pre-diabetes, and diabetes within Maine’s healthcare systems and within select primary care practices that have been empowered to implement interventions which will improve patient care and the patient experience. For primary care providers, this goal is reached through a Primary Care Quality Improvement Intervention focused on increasing patient medication adherence, as well as development of a team-based care approach that enhances patient care, resulting in policy/protocol implementations and changes that support improved outcomes for the target populations.
Members of the enrolled practices for the project will be joining us for the Half Day report-out on May 24th. If you would like more information, please email CDIC@mainequalitycounts.org
May 3, 2018 CDIC webinar: “Pharmacy Updates in Diabetes” with Dr. Rachel Naida (rescheduled from 4/10) Click Here to view a recording of this webinar
April 4th 2018 QC 2018 Presentation: “Lessons Learned: Maine CDC Chronic Disease Improvement Collaborative” Click Here to view Slides
March 27th 2018 CDIC webinar: “National Diabetes Prevention Program and Diabetes Self-Management Training” with Nate Morse, Maine CDC. (rescheduled from 1/9 and 3/6) Click Here to view a recording of this webinar
October 10, 2017 CDIC Webinar : CDIC Shared Decision Making and Improving Care for Patients with Dr. Victor Montori Click Here to view a recording of this webinar
April 26, 2017 CDIC (year 3) Webinar: “Importance of Behavioral Health Integration in Chronic Disease Management” with Elsie Freeman Click Here to view a recording of this webinar
Funding for this work is provided under US CDC grant award DP 13-1305 through Maine CDC.