Maine Achieves Highest Toddler Immunization Rate in the Country

Published on August 28, 2015 by

Reflecting years of concerted and sustained effort by Maine’s primary care and pediatric care providers, the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention released survey results yesterday indicating Maine had the highest toddler vaccination rate in the nation in 2014. The 2014 immunization rate for children ages 19 to 35 months in Maine was 84.7…


A Report from Sen. King’s Roundtable on Opioid Use

Published on August 25, 2015 by

In his opening remarks at today’s quickly-convened “Roundtable on Opioid Use”, Sen. Angus King noted the stark contrast between the headlines just over a year ago that focused on the fear of an Ebola epidemic in the US, and the reality of the current and growing opioid crisis that has gripped the nation and the…


From Cockpit to Clinic: TeamSTEPPS

Published on August 4, 2015 by

After the National Transportation Safety Board found that poor leadership and communication were major factors in several airline crashes in the late 1970’s, the U.S. government and the airline industry created Crew Resource Management, a training program to improve communication, leadership and decision-making among pilots, copilots and eventually entire airline crews. Within a short time,…