Chronic Disease Program

The Chronic Disease Program provides support to MaineHealth hospitals and practices in their efforts to decrease clinical variation and achieve a high standard of care. The current areas of focus are diabetes and lung health.  The program creates and provides: clinical tools, in-service trainings, patient education, and resource materials.

For patients:  Regardless of where patients enter the system, they will receive the same level of coordinated, high quality, evidence-based care

For providers: Ability to care for patients living with chronic diseases is improved because of the tools, resources and supports that result from a system-wide initiative

For system: Chronic disease efforts are aligned across the MaineHealth care continuum, creating efficiencies and resulting in high quality, evidence-based care with appreciation for regional differences


To achieve the vision, the Chronic Disease Program:

  • Identifies evidence-based clinical strategies

  • Trains care team members on national treatment guidelines, common medications and current trends utilizing hands-on practice sessions

  • Facilitates system wide efforts to improve patient outcomes and increase provider satisfaction

  • Develops and evaluates clinical content for patient education materials

  • Provides standardized patient education materials

  • Provides support for reaching regional and system metric goals


Contact Information

Missy Cormier, LCSW


Crystal Tufts
Administrative Coordinator

Martine Eon, BS, RRT-NPS, RPSGT, AE-C
Lung Health Clinical Specialist


Bethany Sanborn, MPH, MCHES
Diabetes Program Manager

Elizabeth Nalli, RN, CDE, MPH
Diabetes Clinical Specialist
  Joan Ingram, MPH
Diabetes Program Manager

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