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MCD Global Health

Improving the health and well-being of people around the world.

aka MCD, Inc.   |   Hallowell, ME   |  www.mcd.org

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Mission

MCD’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of people worldwide through enduring, high quality, cost‐effective, and universally accessible solutions.

Ruling year info

1966

President & CEO

Dr. Christopher Schwabe

Main address

MCD Global Health 105 Second Street, Suite 2A

Hallowell, ME 04347 USA

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Formerly known as

Medical Care Development International (MCDI); Medical Care Development Public Health (MCDPH)

EIN

01-6022787

NTEE code info

Public Health Program (E70)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Medical Care Development Inc., doing business as MCD Global Health (MCD), is a global public health nonprofit organization, established in 1966, to address health problems of vulnerable and underserved populations in Maine. MCD later expanded to address public needs across the U.S. through its U.S. Programs (formerly MCD Public Health (MCDPH)). In 1977, MCD started addressing health issues in low- and middle-resource countries around the world through its International Programs (formerly MCD International (MCDI)). MCD works to address diverse health issues in Maine, across the U.S., and around the world, including chronic, non­communicable diseases (e.g., cardiovascular disease, nutrition, obesity, mental health, and substance use disorders), infectious diseases (e.g., malaria, Zika, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis), diarrheal diseases, vaccine-preventable diseases, neglected tropical diseases, respiratory diseases, influenza, and coronaviruses, such as COVID-19.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Bioko Island Malaria Elimination Project (BIMEP) – Equatorial Guinea

In 2022, MCD continues to implement malaria interventions that ensure universal high-quality early diagnosis and treatment and universal coverage of long-lasting insecticide-treated nets. They also establish a robust malaria surveillance and response system and strengthen health systems through a continued transfer of capacities. In addition, MCD developed a regional public health reference laboratory for malaria and other diseases and implemented a clinical trial of a high-efficacy and innovative malaria vaccine (PfSPZ). MCD has implemented its Equatorial Guinea localization agenda with a focus on building the capacity of Equatoguineans and management reforms.

Over the past 20 years, significant progress has been made and there has been an important decline in parasitemia over the last 10 years. The lasting impact of MCD's work has forever changed the history of malaria in Equatorial Guinea.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
People with diseases and illnesses
Economically disadvantaged people

As the lead of the malaria diagnostic and co-lead of the case management components of the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) Impact Malaria, a five-year global project, MCD provided high-quality malaria technical assistance to 14 African countries in 2021, significantly contributing to PMI Impact Malaria’s goal of reducing malaria mortality and morbidity. MCD led the implementation of outreach training supportive supervision plus (OTSS+), the cornerstone of the PMI Impact Malaria quality improvement (QI) approach; developed the OTSS+ field guide and policies; conducted 6,137 OTSS+ visits in 2,715 public and private health facilities; implemented QI mentoring and peer-to-peer approaches; conducted malaria diagnostics refresher trainings ,improving 556 laboratory technicians’ skills in malaria microscopy and rapid diagnostic tests; provided support to countries in setting up national malaria bank slides; and conducted group antenatal care in Benin.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people

The Good Will Fund was established in 2021 to support the Equatorial Guinea Ministry of Health and Social Work to procure and deliver essential medicines and diagnostic equipment to improve the population’s access to medical treatment and health services. Training and supportive supervision in supply chain management are provided at the health district level, and the project incorporates stock management tools and techniques to ensure adequate storage and distribution of supplies. 

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people

MCD contributes to the Private Sector Health Partnership Activity (PSHPA) in Benin goal of strengthening Beninese capacity in effectively managing the provision of reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) services as well as increasing the use of those services. Specifically, MCD provides technical assistance in registering and accrediting private health facilities that offer RMNCH services. In 2021, MCD supported 301 private health centers/clinics in obtaining licenses to legally operate in Benin; 63 private health centers/clinics in advancing their accreditation; trained 130 private sector health providers in high-impact RMNCH intervention packages and 559 health staff in gender equity and inclusion; and integrated 124 registered private health facilities’ reports to the national health information system.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people
Women and girls

Healthy Lincoln County (HLC) supports communities in Lincoln County, Maine, to improve the health and well-being of its residents. HLC’s focus areas include substance use and misuse prevention, nutrition education, and food security interventions. 

HLC delivers the federally funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Education (SNAP-Ed) that supports evidence-based nutrition education and obesity prevention interventions. HLC carries out tobacco policy and environmental change prevention with retailers and youth, smoke-free environments, substance use and misuse prevention (community awareness, risk reduction, life skills, marijuana use education, underage drinking, reduction of access to prescription drugs, school policy best practice, and drug-free communities), and convenes the Substance Use Prevention Partnership (SUPP) comprised of local law enforcement, media sources, individuals from faith-based organizations, school systems, and leaders from youth-serving agencies.

Population(s) Served

MCD provides virtual and in-person training and technical assistance to community-based organizations, health systems, clinics, community health workers, and national and state public health programs. Trainings topics include noncommunicable diseases, hypertension, cholesterol, diabetes, asthma, breast, cervical and colorectal cancer, telehealth, and stroke care. Trainings are available 24/7, in English and Spanish, and are on-demand, and self-paced and include video demonstrations, interactive features, and test questions. Downloadable handouts, resources, and helpful links are available throughout the training.  

CHW Core Competency training uses instructional design, e-learning expertise, and adult learning principles for comprehensive and interactive learning. It offers self-paced modules with custom animation and videos, homework assignments, and live virtual sessions. The 40-hour training follows the CHW Core Consensus Project (C3) CHW Roles and Competencies recommendations. 

Population(s) Served
Adults

In 2021, MCD received a three-year HRSA grant to expand behavioral health care services in rural Maine through education, training, and mentorship programs. 

This initiative supports early career staff to develop new skills and become eligible for additional certifications, as well as offers opportunities to enhance skills in treatment and intervention for behavioral health disorders, focusing on substance use disorder and builds a network of partners to implement training, mentorship programs, and recruitment for behavioral health providers in rural areas. These partners engage with a broad group of stakeholders and people who have experience with substance use disorder with the goal of increasing connections to existing career opportunities in behavioral health and emphasizing the role everyone has in helping foster recovery-ready communities.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Academics

Since 2011, MCD has been home to the Northeast Telehealth Resource Center (NETRC), serving New England and New York. Funded under HRSAs Office for Advancement of Telehealth, NETRC aims to increase access to care for rural and underserved populations through telehealth solutions. The NETRC serves numerous stakeholders (e.g., health systems, hospitals, providers, academic institutes, policymakers, etc.) by offering services from needs assessments to strategic/business planning, exploration of grant funding, design and implementation of protocols and workflows, telehealth technology selection and use, and more. NETRC has served as a vital resource, helping thousands of healthcare providers and systems to rapidly implement and expand telehealth services to meet the health needs of communities and reduce exposures while ensuring continuity of care and emergency response. Telehealth usage expanded across the Northeast in 2022 with some of the largest utilization numbers in the U.S.

Population(s) Served
Families
People with diseases and illnesses

A Project ECHO hub since 2018, MCD leads programs that help organizations and providers build capacity to address key health issues. One ECHO program is the Maine Pediatric Behavioral Health ECHO that works with Maine’s Pediatric & Behavioral Health Partnership. By providing a forum for primary care teams to bring pediatric behavioral health cases for review, it builds confidence to manage pediatric psychiatry cases as well as detect, assess, treat, refer, and gain access to resources for patients and others, and provides real-time review of cases with a specialized team. A second program is the Collaborative for Advancing Rural Excellence and Equity (CARE2), made in response to COVID-19’s impact on behavioral health of rural communities in northern New England and New York, specifically residents with substance use disorder and older adults in long-term care. CARE2 facilitates evidence-based practice through ECHO programs and provides resources through an open-access e-learning portal

Population(s) Served
Families
People with diseases and illnesses
Substance abusers

In 2022, MCD implemented a UNICEF-funded water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) project aimed at improving sanitation and hygiene in three regions of Madagascar, contributing to the implementation of the national WASH policy of the Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. At the end of the year, the program declared 498 villages open defecation-free (ODF) and enabled more than 512,000 people to access improved sanitation and hygiene services and more than 40,000 people to access basic drinking water services in communities. Through village savings and loans associations, the program has supported more than 16,000 households in small-scale businesses or income-generating activities.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults
Women and girls

Where we work

Awards

U.S. State Department's P3 Impact Award 2019

U.S. State Department

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Telehealth Technical Assistance: Number of health care organizations provided technical assistance to enhance telehealth service provision

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

MCD U.S. Programs - Northeast Telehealth Resource Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

MCD is the home of the Northeast Telehealth Resource Center (NETRC), funded by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. NETRC serves the six New England states, New Jersey, and New York.

Telehealth Technical Assistance: Number of Telehealth Technical Assistance Responses

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

MCD U.S. Programs - Northeast Telehealth Resource Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

MCD is the home of the Northeast Telehealth Resource Center (NETRC), funded by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. NETRC serves the six New England states, New Jersey, and New York.

Telehealth Technical Assistance: Number of national and regional telehealth outreach events conducted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

MCD U.S. Programs - Northeast Telehealth Resource Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

MCD is the home of the Northeast Telehealth Resource Center (NETRC), funded by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. NETRC serves the six New England states, New Jersey, and New York.

Online Public Health Workforce Development: Number of users registered on MCD’s online Global Education and Training Center

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

MCD offers online training for public health professionals in the management of chronic and infectious diseases through its Global Education and Training Center at https://gettac.mcd.org/.

Online Public Health Workforce Development: Number of licensed users who completed chronic disease management training modules

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

MCD offers online training for public health professionals in the management of chronic and infectious diseases through its Global Education and Training Center at https://gettac.mcd.org/.

Online Worksite Wellness: Number of State of Maine employees and dependents enrolled on MCD’s online WellStarME worksite wellness platform

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

MCD developed and administers an online worksite health and wellness platform, WellStarME, for the State of Maine's more than 26,000 employees, ancillary staff, non-Medicare retirees, and dependents.

MCD’s Healthy Lincoln County Program: Number of food insecure children served with free nutritious meals

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Community Health & Wellness - Healthy Lincoln County

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

MCD's Healthy Lincoln Country program in Lincoln County, Maine, improves public health through substance use prevention, nutrition education, and food insecurity interventions.

MCD’s Healthy Lincoln County Program: Number of pounds of fresh produce rescued and distributed by volunteer gleaners to food insecure families

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Community Health & Wellness - Healthy Lincoln County

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

MCD's Healthy Lincoln Country program in Lincoln County, Maine, improves public health through substance use prevention, nutrition education, and food insecurity interventions.

Malaria Control and Prevention: Percentage of inhabited houses for which the inner walls were sprayed with a long lasting insecticide

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Bioko Island Malaria Elimination Project (BIMEP) – Equatorial Guinea

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

MCD is the lead organization supporting the Bioko Island Malaria Elimination Project (BIMEP), which seeks to eliminate malaria from Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

Malaria Control and Prevention: Percentage of households with at least one long lasting insecticidal bed net

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Bioko Island Malaria Elimination Project (BIMEP) – Equatorial Guinea

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

MCD is the lead organization for the Bioko Island Malaria Elimination Project (BIMEP). A mass bed net distribution campaign was undertaken in 2018.

HIV/AIDS: Number of master trainers trained in HIV/AIDS prevention, testing and counseling

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

MCD is the lead organization for the U.S. Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP) in Gabon and São Tomé and Príncipe.

Sanitation and Hygiene: Number of communities certified as open defecation free

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

MCD was the lead for the GSF/Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Councils Madagascar Sanitation Support Fund (FAA) and the Benin Improved Access and Hygiene Practices in Rural Areas (PAPHyR).

Sanitation and Hygiene: Number of health facilities with access to improved sanitation and hand-washing facilities

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

MCD was the lead for the GSF/Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council’s Madagascar Sanitation Support Fund (FAA) and the Benin Improved Access and Hygiene Practices in Rural Areas (PAPHyR).

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

MCD envisions a world in which all people have universal access to high-quality, affordable, and enduring solutions to improve and maintain their health and well-being. To achieve this, MCD aspires to be a leader, innovator, and trusted partner in the design, implementation, and assessment of programs intended to improve the health and well-being of people worldwide. MCD seeks to leverage its global presence to promote and develop cost-effective, cross-national, One Health solutions to the increasingly global nature of public health.

To help improve the health and well-being of people worldwide, specifically those who are the most vulnerable and underserved, MCD Global Health has collaborated and partnered with communities, local stakeholders, other public health and civil society organizations, government agencies, the private sector, and donors in Maine, around the U.S., and in more than 50 countries overseas. Through these collaborations and partnerships, MCD works to strengthen public health and health care systems and assists in designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating public health and health care programs, policies, and systems. These include strategies for:

1. The prevention, control, and management of chronic and infectious diseases;
2. Maternal, neonatal, and child health;
3. Community health and wellness;
4. Worksite health and wellness; and
5. Water, sanitation, and hygiene.

Through collaboration and partnerships with public and private stakeholders, MCD leverages the synergies inherent in combining unique perspectives, knowledge, skills, and resources that its team brings to understand the nature and scope of the health problems they address as well as develop high-quality, data-informed, cost-effective, enduring, and locally driven and appropriate health solutions. MCD's success in collaborating with public and private partners to address global health challenges was recognized after being awarded the 2019 P3 Impact Award by the U.S. Department of State, Concordia, and the Darden School of Management at the University of Virginia. To reinforce its collaborative partnering approach, MCD offers technical expertise and extensive experience in public health and a unique capability to develop and deploy information technology solutions.

MCD Global Health (MCD), a global public health organization that works in the United States through its U.S. Programs, and outside the U.S. in low- and middle-resource countries through its International Programs, is recognized as a leader, innovator, and trusted partner in the design, implementation, and assessment of high-quality, enduring programs in public health.

A category "A” certified Public Health Institute and member of the National Network of Public Health Institutes (https://nnphi.org/), MCD has more than 50 years of experience advancing public health practice and making systematic improvements in population health in Maine and across the U.S.

In addition, MCD has more than 40 years of experience working in more than 50 countries outside the U.S. to increase demand and access to quality health care and public health services, create enabling environments, and develop local capacity to formulate policies, design, manage, and sustain health services, emphasizing decision making based on accurate reporting and analysis of data.

MCD Global Health (MCD)’s programs domestically and internationally have substantially impacted the health and well-being of vulnerable and underserved populations, which MCD and its partners serve.

MCD’s recent accomplishments include:
• Provided training and technical assistance to more than 1,000 different health care organizations in New England, New York, and New Jersey on implementing and/or expanding telehealth technologies during the COVID-19 pandemic, sustaining a more than 300% increase in technical assistance responses throughout 2020.

• Conducted more than 250 regional and national outreach events that reached more than 22,000 people and developed new trainings, toolkits, and other resources to help stakeholders pivot quickly to telehealth.

• Provided worksite wellness to more than 17,000 members enrolled in MCD’s online WellStarME Program, including diabetes prevention, weight and blood pressure management, and more.

• Provided certified training in the detection and management of high blood pressure to more than 300 registered nurses, licensed practicing nurses, medical assistants, and dental hygienists through the GETTAC online training platform.

• Reduced the rate of transmission of malaria by mosquitoes on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea, by 99%, the prevalence of malaria infection in children 2-14 years old by 76%, and all-cause mortality among children under 5, largely attributable to malaria, by 63% under the Bioko Island Malaria Elimination Project (BIMEP), funded by the Government of Equatorial Guinea, Marathon Oil, Noble Energy, and Atlantic Methanol Company.

• Trained laboratory technicians in malaria parasite detection and parasite quantification in 14 African countries under the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) Impact Malaria, in Guinea under the USAID-funded StopPalu+ project, and in Gabon under the Noble Energy-funded GMAC project.

• Trained community volunteers to conduct mosquito control and disease surveillance in high Zika transmission areas of Guatemala and El Salvador under the USAID-funded ZICORE project.

• Worked with more than 21,000 communities in Madagascar and those communities' more than 2.4 million inhabitants, as well as more than 5,000 communities in Benin and those communities' more than 1 million inhabitants to eliminate open defecation and certify their communities as open defecation free (ODF) under the GSF-funded FAA and PAPHyR projects.

• Managed the successful implementation of a Phase 2 clinical trial for a whole sporozoite PfSPZ malaria vaccine candidate to evaluate its safety, tolerability, and efficacy under the BlMEP on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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MCD Global Health

Board of directors
as of 12/12/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Timothy Allen

Retired Senior Exec./International Health Care

Term: 2018 - 2025

Timothy R. Allen

Retired Senior Executive, International Health Care

Russell Barbour

Yale University

Anita Barry

Retired Physician

Patrick S. Kachur

Professor of Population and Family Health

Evelyn Kieltyka

Senior VP, Family Planning Association of Maine

Peter Macy

Board Member and Founder, ROCKBlue

Jennifer L. Morton

Associate Professor and Director, Dept of Nursing, UNE

Daniel Mullins

Director, Ramuboru Consulting

Helen L. Smits

Retired Physician and Hospital Administrator

Holly Stover

Executive Director, Lincoln County Dental Program and Program Director, Addiction Outreach, Boothbay Region Community Resource Council

Susan Mbaya

Founder and Managing Associate, Sue Mybaya and Associates

Paul G Neumann

Retired General Counsel, Trinity Health

Issakha Diallo

Head of PHDepartment & Insitutional Development, University Amadou Hampate Ra

Eleonre Rabelahasa

Medical Director

Judy Katzel

Consultant

Linda MacDonald

Senior VP, Corporate Treasury Officer, Corewell Health

Sandra St. Fleur-Wright

VP of Human Resources, Boston Symphony Orchestra

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/12/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/12/2023

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.