The Maine CDC has developed a system for supporting team-based care within health systems and primary care practices. Implementing Team Care for Diabetes and Hypertension in your Practice , a tiered team-based care professional education program, will establish levels for professional training and development of staff. It is intended to support patients interacting with existing office staff, provide the highest quality evidence-based care and support a high value for low-cost support and implementation. The intent of this professional education program is to better support self-management and care of people with diabetes and/or hypertension.

 

If you are interested in completing the Tiered Team-Based Care course, please email Greg Parent, Health

Program Manager, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention at: gregory.parent@maine.gov

    Available courses

    This curriculum has been divided into two sections based on a professionals role within the practice. Tier 1 professionals spend less than 50 percent of their time performing clinical tasks and can include: front desk staff, community health workers or some medical assistants.

    Tier 2 professionals spend more than 50 percent of their time performing clinical tasks and can include: some high-level medical assistants, RNs or LPNs. These roles will be further defined within the curriculum.