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Annual NMMC Site Visit by Lunder-Dineen

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Joanne Fortin | BDN
Joanne Fortin | BDN
Left to right: Labrini Nelligan, Carole MacKenzie from MGH and Reggie Murray, NMMC RN

Fort Kent ~ On August 5th, representatives from The Lunder-Dineen Health Education Alliance of Maine met with personnel from Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC). The primary focus for the site visit was to share some of the innovation coming out of the Lunder-Dineen and Massachusetts General Hospital partnership. In addition to the currently available educational series which focus on the mental health of veterans and families, responding to use of bath salts and clinical applications for motivational interviewing, four new areas are being developed to meet the needs of patients in underserved areas of Maine. Current areas under development are older adult health, veterans’ health, alcohol and substance abuse and mental health.

The Lunder-Dineen Health Education Alliance of Maine was founded in 2011 through a partnership between Maine philanthropists, Peter and Paula Lunder, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Lunder-Dineen’s vision is to improve the health of Maine residents by expanding their health knowledge and by advancing the skills and expertise of Maine health professionals.

Lunder-Dineen is the only alliance of its kind nationwide that exists between an academic medical center and a neighboring state. They offer free, on-demand and Maine-focused educational opportunities to healthcare providers and the communities they serve.
The full resources of Massachusetts General Hospital’s MGH Academy consisting of the Norman Knight Nursing Center, the Blum Center, the Red Sox Foundation and Home Base Program are all available free of charge to NMMC and members of the community. To access the free on-demand programming visit

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