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Posted June 12, 2014, at 2:56 p.m.

Program on depression

BANGOR — NAMI Bangor, the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will offer a public program featuring columnist and author Sarah Smiley at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, at Acadia Hospital, 268 Stillwater Ave. Smiley will talk about her experiences with depression. Refreshments will be served. To attend, call Betsy Rose at 866-3307 or e-mail btsygrs@yahoo.com.

 

Donate blood

BANGOR — Those who wish to donate blood are urged to call 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767), or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.

 

Grant received

UCP of Maine announced that it was awarded a Maine State Innovation Testing Model Grant: Behavioral Health Information Technology Reimbursement Initiative grant giving UCP of Maine

the ability to receive up to $70,000 to advance electronic medical records and information sharing capabilities as well as initiating staff training and education.

The grant presents an opportunity for UCP of Maine to drive integration of care by including behavioral health data in the statewide Health Information Exchange. This will allow licensed mental health providers and facilities to share patient information through the exchange.

The award will support these enhancements in UCP of Maine’s public reporting and secure information sharing; quality improvement support, training and collaborative learning to achieve accountable care; and patient training and tools for shared health care decision-making.

For information on UCP of Maine, contact Marc Inman, business development and marketing manager, at 941-2952 ext. 233.

 

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