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Sharon Emerson, RN

The Maine LANE (Local Area Network for Excellence) formed in 2007. In 2010, Bylaws were written and the LANE and Culture Change coalition became one entity.

Organizational Structure 
501 C-3 organization with participation by provider associations, state survey agency, ombudsman program, Alzheimer's Association, MHCA, QIO, educational organizations, long term care homes, assisted living homes, and independent living homes.

No formal funding at this time but, the coalition is actively seeking funds now that it has tax exempt status.

2014 Accomplishments

  • Expanded membership to Central Maine so there is now a Central Maine Coalition.
  • Planning in process for a Northern Maine Coalition.
  • The coalition provided on-site training in several homes in Maine on Culture Change.
  • Through Maine Health Care Association, offered "What is Culture Change" webinar to all Maine homes.
  • Sharing Maine stories of Culture Change on website.
  • Welcomed the new QIN-QIO: Healthcentric Advisors to Maine.
  • Recruited direct care staff to join the coalition.

    Click here to download the Maine Culture Change Coalition's panel display, "What is Culture Change?"