Island Community Care Project Connecting People with Community and Health Services October 11, 2007

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Island Community Care Project Connecting People with Community and Health Services October 11, 2007

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Partners Healthy Acadia Maine Sea Coast Mission Mount Desert Island Hospital Behavioral Health Center Healthy for Life Program Southwest Harbor Community Health Center Hancock County Planning Commission Harbor House Community Center * The Community Care Project got liberal support from the Maine Health Access Foundation.

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Project Goals and Strategies Our objectives were basic and eager "The Community Care activity will effectively incorporate populace based aversion in the group with an individualized care administration handle in the essential care setting, using proof based practices to influence conduct change." "The objectives of this activity are to: increment self-mind conduct, availability to change, and confidence in capacity to change among at hazard people. give vital access to exhaustive essential nurture rustic, medicinally underserved populaces set up basic changes in group settings in support of self care conduct." (Source: Community Care Proposal, submitted May, 2005)

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Target Population The objective populace for this activity included people who by nature of their work were: uninsured and face word related and way of life dangers. Numerous individuals who fell inside this classification were going up against word related and physical incapacities coming about because of working environment wounds and incessant conditions, for example, asthma, stoutness, diabetes, despondency and cardiovascular malady.

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Community Engagement (Goal 1) Building Organizational Support for Community Care Community Health Outreach Worker - Debra Chalmers Harbor House Food Pantry Prescription for Fitness Maine Sea Coast Mission How's Your Health?

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How's Your Health? All Records 177 Younger Women 54% Older Women 23% Younger Men 14% Older Men 10%

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Perceived Needs

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Adapting Clinical Practice (GOAL 2) Overcoming boundaries to human services get to MDI Healthy forever! Nurture Advisor Quality Initiative in Primary Care Services Outer Islands Medical support for external islands Sunbeam - on location and Tele-wellbeing conducts wellbeing screenings and referrals Behavioral Health Services extended in external islands. Grow dental administrations (avoidance, screenings) to external islands.

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Establishing Lasting Community Supports (GOAL 3) "Living Well with Chronic Disease" Collaborative exertion by Maine's Office of Elder Services (0ES) Exploring production of Federally Qualified Health Clinic (FQHC) for external islands. New organization with Southwest Harbor/Tremont Ambulance Service Identify progressing support for social insurance benefit Bingham Foundation Island Health Initiative Swans Island wellbeing council - Set up lab on Swans Island for blood work Changing wellbeing conduct - Frenchboro Exercise Equipment, Pedometers Identifying new surges of financing for exceptional activities – Right Weight for Me

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Sustainability Our accomplices are all dedicated to advancing with the group mind demonstrate. Maine Seacoast Mission Relationships have been improved between MDI Hospital, Maine Sea Coast Mission Using new advances including separation drug and island wellbeing facilities to streamline staffing MDI Hospital and the Southwest Harbor Health Center Healthy For Life! mind administrator part Healthy Acadia banding together with the Maine Nutrition Network and the USDA to secure subsidizing to address group sustenance security. Harbor House "Solution for Fitness Program" Behavioral wellbeing bolster, for example, "Right Weight for Me" program. Supportability will remain a noteworthy test. Incorporating guaranteed, under-protected and uninsured customers Insurers are diminishing advantages Clinical projects constantly look for option subsidizing Continue endeavors for early mediation and preventive tend to case/mind administration administrations Identify neighborhood "resources" to bolster group mind through organizations.

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