Network Impact in the Community

Short-term Impact

Increased exclusive breastfeeding rates from 10-33%
  • Childbirth and lactation education program established at North Baldwin Infirmary
  • Established the Baby Bistro breastfeeding support group
  • Achieved Baby Friendly Designation at North Baldwin Infirmary


Established a Care Transitions Program that is successfully decreasing readmissions in the target population
  • Established a Freedom from Smoking program that helped 10 people quit smoking last year
  • Established a Better Breathers support group


Established a Diabetes Education Program and Diabetes support groups in both Communities that has reached over 20 people in the first year.
Certified 14 people to train Mental Health First Aid and they have trained over 50 community members in the first year.
Established an Opioid Taskforce to develop strategies for addressing the opioid epidemic in our communities.

Long-term impacts

Improved quality of care as the chronic disease management programs take hold and expand to include diabetes
Improved integration of services and referrals as the data shows positive health outcomes across the community; our network members continue to move toward population health
Decrease the out-migration of services as telemedicine options grow and providers adopt the use of telemedicine in their practice; this will also increase the access to care in our community.