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.


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

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