Population Health

Maine Quality Counts (QC) is committed to working with partners throughout our state and Northern New England to improve population health outcomes. Within a given population, health outcomes can vary greatly, as they are impacted by multiple factors including socioeconomic differences. Through the utilization of data and best practices, QC collaborates with providers around how to improve care in clinical areas such as preventive medicine, chronic disease, and behavioral health.

By using evidence-based quality improvement strategies as tools, and by aligning efforts at multiple levels—from practices to communities, and from Maine to northern New England—QC seeks to improve population health while also promoting patient engagement and fostering community collaborations.

  • Addressing the opioid crisis in Maine by helping providers build systems of care that address substance use disorder under the Caring for ME umbrella.
  • Improving child health in Maine with a focus on immunizations and healthy weight. In collaboration with a strong network of regional partners, QC is emphasizing projects that improve developmental screening, ADHD management, and substance exposure to newborns under the Snuggle ME project.
  • By hosting the Maine Child Health Improvement Partnership, the Perinatal Quality Collaborative, and the QC Health Improvement Partnership, QC aligns stakeholders and providers around quality improvement initiatives to improve population health.