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Maine Programs, Initiatives, Trainings and Technical Assistance
Strategies for Implementation with CTG objectives
Million Hearts Campaign
Holly Richards, Maine CDC-Cardiovascular Health Program,
Million Hearts (USCDC heart attack & stroke prevention campaign)
A national initiative launched by the US Health and Human Services in September 2011 with the aim of preventing one million heart attacks and strokes in the U.S. by 2017.
Works to align with existing efforts and to create new programs to improve cardiac health among communities across the country. The initiative focuses on two goals:
Community Prevention: empowering individuals to make healthy choices such as preventing tobacco use, expanding access to smoke-free spaces and reducing sodium and trans fat consumption.
Clinical Treatment: improving care for people who need treatment by encouraging a targeted focus on the ABCS- Aspirin for people at risk, Blood pressure control, Cholesterol management and Smoking cessation.
Million Hearts ABCs for Consumer
● Individually make the commitment by going to the Million Hearts Website: Be One in a Million
● Recruit and encourage partners to be "One in a Million"
MH Partner Fact Sheet
  • HMPs
  • Public Health Districts
  • FQHCs
  • PCMHs
● Drive awareness of the initiative by: conducting presentations and hosting partner recruitment events with existing coalitions, leadership groups, advisory groups, or committee meetings; push out earned media; share success stories Million Hearts for State Health Officials
Partner with existing programs around tobacco cessation and sodium procurement,

Please contact the Maine Cardiovascular Health Program for technical support, capacity assessment, curriculum and training information.
Strategies for Implementation with CTG objectives
National Diabetes Prevention Program
Nathan Morse "Nate"
Maine CDC Diabetes Prevention and Control Program,
The National Diabetes Prevention Program is a public-private partnership of community organizations, private insurers, health care organizations, employers, and government agencies. Partners work to establish local evidence-based lifestyle change programs for people at high risk for type 2 diabetes. The CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program is an evidence-based lifestyle change program for preventing type 2 diabetes.
  • It can help people cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes in half.
  • The Diabetes Prevention Program research study showed that making modest behavior changes helped participants lose 5% to 7% of their body weight—that is 10 to 14 pounds for a 200-pound person.
  • These lifestyle changes reduced the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% in people with prediabetes.
  • Participants work with a lifestyle coach in a group setting to receive a 1-year lifestyle change program that includes 16 core sessions (usually 1 per week) and 6 post-core sessions (1 per month).
Lifestyle Coaches deliver the lifestyle change program based on the National Diabetes Prevention Program curriculum. Training opportunities are available in Maine or Atlanta.
Organizations considering whether to apply should read DPRP Standards thoroughly and should conduct a capacity assessment (described in Appendix A of the standards) before actually applying to the DPRP for recognition.
Download the DPRP Standards.
  • Organizations interested in the NDPP can visit the Find a Program directory to learn if there are programs near them.
  • If no program nearby then contact the Maine Diabetes Prevention and Control Program for more information on how to bring this program to your region of Maine.
  • Consider partnering with a FQHC, PCMH practice, HMP, Public Health District, or Hospital to explore potential partnerships that would help scale and sustainably deliver the NDPP.
  • If you are a worksite or are interested in making this a worksite wellness program, consider finding other employers with similar interests and see if there is an opportunity for partnerships.

Please contact the Maine Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (DPCP) for technical support, capacity assessment, curriculum and training information.