Bend the Curve - Links & Resources

*The following Internet Web Sites are listed for your convenience. The list is not all-inclusive, nor should it be considered an endorsement of the accuracy of, or support for, the information/views expressed in each site.

Maine CDC Public Health Performance Improvement Project
A multi-year State of Maine Public Health Performance Improvement Project, funded by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and administered by the USM Muskie School.   Its mission and goals are -

Lean Enterprise External site disclaimer
Lean Enterprise Institute publish books, workbooks, and case studies, run workshops and conferences, and conduct research that helps companies transform themselves into lean enterprises, based on the principles of the Toyota Business System. They also help managers and executives develop the leadership behaviors that sustain lean enterprises.
Lean in Government - U.S. EPA External site disclaimer
What is lean manufacturing? Lean manufacturing is a business model and collection of methods that help eliminate waste while delivering quality products on time and at least cost. EPA is interested in finding ways to maximize the environmental benefits of lean. This website will guide you to information on various aspects of lean manufacturing and its relationship to environmental performance. It contains not only information about its national Lean initiative but also a variety of resource materials including "The Lean in Government Starter Kit".
Governing Magazine External site disclaimer
Governing is a monthly magazine whose primary audience is state and local government officials: the governors, mayors, legislators, council members, program directors, agency heads, policy advisors and other officials spanning the entire range of responsibility for state and local government...who set policy for and manage the day-to-day operations of cities, counties and states, as well as such governmental bodies as school boards and special districts. (You can also subscribe to Governing's free monthly newsletter, The Governing Management Letter, on the following link: http://forms.erepublic.com/forms/GoverningSubscribe External site disclaimer).
Gov't. Innovators Network, Harvard University, JFK School of Government External site disclaimer
The Government Innovators Network is a marketplace of ideas and examples of government innovation for policy makers, policy advisors, and practitioners. Through their content – news, documents, descriptions of award-winning innovative programs, and events – and our online communities of practice, they strive to stimulate new ideas and bring people and ideas together around innovations in governance.
NIATx External site disclaimer
based in the Center for Health Enhancement System Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is a collaborative partnership between The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Paths to Recovery program, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment's Strengthening Treatment Access and Retention program, and a number of independent treatment organizations. NIATx works with substance abuse and behavioral health providers to improve access to and retention in treatment for all of their clients primarily by helping treatment providers use a process improvement model and methods to achieve the four aims: Reduce waiting times; Reduce no-shows; Increase admissions; and Increase continuation in treatment.
Project Management Institute External site disclaimer
The Project Management Institute (PMI) is an international association with 110,000+ members in 40+ countries. Chartered in 1969, the organization's goal is to support the project management profession by providing education, research, and technical tools and programs including a project management professional certification program. PMI is the fastest growing professional organization in the world.
Project Management Institute - Maine Chapter External site disclaimer
The Maine Chapter was established in 1986 and is recognized, per capita, as one of the most active chapters in the United States. The Chapter holds monthly meetings, publishes a newsletter, provides free technical and educational advisory services to members and interested corporations, and operates a project management training program. Non-members are always welcome to attend chapter meetings.