Chronic Disease Improvement Collaborative (CDIC)


Introduction

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.

Goal

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.

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Funding for this work is provided under US CDC grant award DP 13-1305 through Maine CDC.

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

Click Here to view Dr. Naida’s Presentation Slides

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.