Maine Culture Change Coalition/LANE
Maine’s LANE is a coalition of stakeholders at the state level who come together for the purpose of supporting providers and consumers in achieving the Campaign for Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes goals. The Maine LANE was formed in March 2007. It serves as the central organization to ensure the success of Advancing Excellence for each state. Its purpose is to recruit participating providers and consumers, to promote the Campaign, to provide access to local education, to foster constructive relationships among stakeholders, and to identify evidenced-based protocols. Maine’s LANE seeks to be inclusive of the spectrum of LTC stakeholders in a state who share the commitment and expertise to the Campaign. To date, Maine’s LANE is currently made up of a variety of stakeholders, to include agencies and facility staff members.
The LANE Responsibilities include:
The Maine Culture Change Coalition is also the LANE for Maine under the Advancing Excellence Campaign. Members of the Coalition include DHHS Regulators, State Ombudsman, Maine Chapter of AMDA, Legal Services for the Elderly, Maine Health Care Association, University of Southern Maine's Muskie School, QIO, Alzheimer's Association and a variety of other providers. Some of the 2010-2011 CCC accomplishments are as follows: Formalized and established the Coalition's organizational and governance structure with bylaws, attendance requirements and committee assignments (Committees are Education/Communication; Advocacy, Governance and Advancing Excellence/LANE); Conducted statewide provider survey relative to Culture Change efforts and need; Currently developing a resource lending library of Culture Change tools and providing Ongoing education and training primarily with NF/SNF providers on Culture Change topics.