Maine Primary Care Association


Project Description

The best way to deal with preventable diseases is to stop them before they begin. This is what the Maine Primary Care Association and Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program started out to do with a patient navigation elearning program. The organization asked Talance to bring their audience together for education. Work included learning strategy, building an learning management system, customizing curriculum for the audience, and providing training for learners from across the state.

  • Skills:

    • learning strategy
    • platform design
  • Client:

    Maine Primary Care Association and Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program

The Maine Primary Care Association partnered with the Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program in 2011 to stop preventable diseases before they begin. Through their Patient Navigation Program, funded by the CDC, they launched a blended training program to educate health workers, who help at-risk patients catch serious health problems, such as cancer and heart disease, through early detection.

In the beginning, they found that few people knew who these health workers were and what they did. An analysis determined that the solution was to train workers and their supervisors in job roles and also provide basic information about preventable diseases. The Maine Primary Care Association decided the best way to educate was to provide blended online training, which would be easy to distribute to workers in all areas of Maine—a large rural state with harsh weather.

Solution

The Maine Primary Care Association partnered with Talance to deliver a solution that met multiple demands: customize a hosted learning management system, provide instructional design, and provide technical support.

They wanted to be able to manage their own learning content so that they could amend or change materials without incurring additional cost. And they wanted an innovate platform that would be easy for learners to use and work on a variety of devices.