First STEPS Practices Significantly Improve Childhood Immunizations [Infographic]

Published on August 27, 2013 by

As part of Quality Counts for Kids, the First STEPS program is building a healthy future for Maine kids! Last spring, the Muskie School of Public Service released the final evaluation of First STEPS Phase 1 – Childhood Immunizations, an initiative that supported 24 primary care practices in improving their child immunization rates. The results showed that…


Starting the Choosing Wisely® Conversation in Maine

Published on August 26, 2013 by

I am thrilled to write our first official blog post on our new initiative called Choosing Wisely in Maine!  We will be able to help people be prepared with the right information before they talk with their health care provider. Our national partner Consumer Reports is working with us to help patients and health care providers have more informed conversations, and the ABIM…