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Between April 10 and April 16 (Review Summaries):

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Between April 17 and May 1 (Evaluations):

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Outpatient Counseling

MaineGeneral Community Care

Application Summary:

While MaineGeneral Community Care (MGCC) continues to provide its other outpatient services, it has joined with MaineGeneral Medical Center to provide a new service called Outpatient Plus (OPP). The Medical Center provides MAT [Google tells me this is “medication-assisted treatment”] in both individual and group settings, while Community Care provides counseling supports. They have created this as a new level of service, acting as a step down from more intensive treatment toward prescriptions and counseling through clients’ primary care physicians.

MGCC has moved from Hathaway to Thayer to better collaborate with other health programs within the center.

Objectives are clear, and most of the previous year’s goals were met, although the percent of clients reporting a decrease or elimination of substance use decreased from 75% to 68%.

The funding they’re requesting is to cover gaps for initial treatment with MAT to allow rapid access into the program.

This program is clearly aligned with UWMM’s Health focus area and appears to meet all additional criteria.

Site Visit/Phone Conversation Notes:

[site visit not scheduled as of 4/23]

Program Strengths:

Has overcome understaffing issues from previous year, Actively working to expand services and increase access

Program Weaknesses:

Although unclear without more information, based on performance measure alone, appears program may be less effective than previous year.

Focus Area:

Kristen Otenti agrees that this program aligns with Health, as indicated on the application.

This program has requested $1750.

Kristen Otenti’s Recommendation: Definitely Fund for $1750

Recommendations and Comments


Definitely Fund = No question, UWMM should fund this program.
Maybe Fund = I think UWMM should fund this program, but I have outstanding questions.
Maybe Don’t Fund = I don’t think UWMM should fund this program, because I have outstanding concerns.
Don’t Fund = UWMM should not fund this program.

Leon Duff/Ann Lindeman

Maybe Fund

Rachel Grant

Maybe Fund

Rick Dorian

Definitely Fund

Cheryl flewelling

Maybe Fund

Jackie Dalton

Definitely Fund

Michelle Cesare

Maybe Fund

Robert Dahlgren

Maybe Fund

This is not a large ask. The question I have is whether these services are also available elsewhere, and what the impact of this program is?

George Coleman

Maybe Fund

On the fence on this one. A very small ask, so not a great impact on our funds.

Susan Roy

Maybe Fund

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