ABOUT MCD

Medical Care Development (MCD) is a global public health not-for-profit organization incorporated in the state of Maine, with a MCD Public Health (MCDPH) Division based in Augusta, Maine that operates in more than 10 states in the United States, and a MCD International (MCDI) Division based in Silver Spring, Maryland that operates in more than 15 countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia.

Founded in 1966 as a physician-led initiative bringing higher quality health care to the rural population of Maine, including emergency medical services and academic medicine, its current focus in the United States is on public health programming that spans and connects population-based and individual health care improvement. MCD expanded into international public health starting in 1977 with the creation of the International Division. Since then, MCD has evolved into a worldwide public health organization recognized in the US and globally for excellence and commitment to the communities we serve. MCD employs over 400 highly experienced and qualified professionals committed to best-practice-based, locally appropriate, cost effective, life-changing interventions and programs.

MCD's vision is to design and implement creative, effective programs that achieve measurable improvement in health status and quality of life worldwide. MCD seeks to do this through partnerships with communities, organizations and governments, by developing and operating creative, compassionate and practical programs, and by providing technical advice and assistance to enhance the capacity of others. In all that we do at MCD, our aim is to maximize impact by leveraging data from monitoring and evaluation for effective decision-making, and by championing new and innovative solutions for unmet needs.

MCD’s expertise includes the prevention, control, diagnosis and treatment of vector borne diseases such as malaria and Zika, the prevention; treatment and care for people living with HIV/AIDS and TB; prevention, screening and treatment of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer (cervical, colorectal, etc.), oral health, and substance abuse; policy formulation, technical assistance, training, and continuous quality improvement (CQI) for maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) including the integrated management of childhood illnesses (IMCI), immunization and nutrition; promotion of worksite wellness, health education and behavioral change; improving health care access and quality, including promotion of community-based and patient-centered medical home model; managing the Northeast Telehealth Resource Center (NETRC) to provide training, coaching, and technical support for health care providers in underserved areas, and managing the Telephonic Diabetes Education & Support Program (TDES©) for adults who are self-managing Type 1, 2 and/or diabetes with cardiovascular disease; accreditation of health services; health planning; institutional assessment and reform; health management information systems development; monitoring and evaluation; health financing including performance-based financing, mutual health insurance and public finance; and improving access to and use of clean water and sanitation facilities including global leadership in the Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach.

MCD's strength is in its highly dedicated employees who leverage their considerable expertise and experience, their global and multi-cultural perspectives, their dedication to quality and cost-effectiveness, their capacity to use and interpret data for informed decision-making, their commitment to serving the underserved, and their compassion and respect for others. MCD's staff never fail to go the extra mile to accomplish our goals and to effectively support and work alongside those we serve.

MCD is dedicated to continuous improvement of our processes, competencies, infrastructure and leadership capacity to better fulfill our mission, to continuously increase the scope and scale of our work and ultimately, to deliver better health and quality of life outcomes to more people and populations in need.

Funded by U.S. federal and state agencies, foreign governments, global health and multi-lateral organizations, private corporations and foundations, and the contributions of individuals, MCD is grateful to partner with many dynamic and dedicated organizations and individuals, both in the US and around the world. Governed by a highly participative all-volunteer Board of Directors, MCD is careful and deliberate in assuring the best possible use and stewardship of funds entrusted to us. Together, we are making a difference in the health and quality of life of individuals and populations in the US and around the world, often under severely challenging conditions with limited resources.

We invite you to learn more about MCD through this website, to contact us to discuss potential opportunities for collaboration, or if you are interested in being directly involved or in contributing to MCD's global mission.

MISSION

Medical Care Development's mission is to improve the health and well being of people both nationally and internationally.

We do this

  • In partnership with communities, organizations, and governments.
  • By developing and operating creative, compassionate, and practical programs.
  • By providing technical advice and assistance to enhance the capacity of others.

MCD PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

MCD Public Health - Highly qualified public health professionals who are passionate about our mission to improve the health and well-being of people. Our programs range in focus from early identification and best-practice treatment of chronic diseases such as diabetes to risk factor reduction, such as our efforts to help teens avoid alcohol and drugs, promoting healthy behaviors. We bridge quality improvement efforts in health care and public health and are committed to bringing people and organizations together for collective impact.

MCD International - Professional, diverse and talented staff in our Silver Spring, Maryland headquarters and our many other committed individuals working in developing countries to manage and operate a broad range of public health services. MCD International is a leader in malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment, and has documented expertise in the implementation of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects, cancer screening and treatment, Zika prevention, maternal and child health, child survival programs, performance-based financing and HIV initiatives. Our mission, ultimately, is to enhance the well-being of peoples and communities in developing nations.