Population Health & Health Policy
The Population Health and Health Policy (PHHP) program at the Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy conducts policy-driven research, evaluation, policy analysis and technical assistance focusing on the public health system and the delivery of healthcare services.
Areas of Focus
Healthcare Access, Quality, & Financing
Our team of researchers develops, manages, and evaluates federal, state, local and foundation initiatives that test innovative and practical solutions to address access to healthcare, improve the quality and safety of healthcare across multiple settings, and inform the complex dynamics of health services cost-efficiency and value. Contact Erika Ziller for more information.
Public Health Systems & Practice
Our team of practitioners, researchers, and evaluators focus this body of work on the evaluation of public health initiatives; assessment of performance and quality; improvement of programs and service delivery; development of tools and measures; and preparation for accreditation. Contact Brenda Joly for more information.
The Maine Public Health Institute informs health and public health policy and system development through research, policy analysis, technical assistance and training, and is committed to effectively integrating the science, tools, and practices of public health and healthcare management to improve access, population health outcomes, and heathcare cost efficiencies. Contact Brenda Joly or Andy Coburn for more information.
Rural health is one of the primary areas of research and policy analysis within the Cutler Institute, addressing critical, policy-relevant issues in healthcare access and financing, rural hospitals, and behavioral heath. Contact Andrew Coburn for more information.