The Muskie School of Public Service is Maine’s distinguished public policy school, combining an extensive applied research and technical assistance portfolio with rigorous undergraduate and graduate degree programs in geography-anthropology, community planning and development (CPD), public health (MPH), and public policy and management (PPM). The school is nationally recognized for applying innovative knowledge to critical issues in the fields of sustainable development and health and human service policy and management, and is home to the Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy.

News & Events

Paul Bourget
Paul Bourget, a recent graduate of the Muskie School’s Geography-Anthropology program, has co-authored a paper in Remote Sensing, an open access journal on the science and application of remote sensing technology.
Muskie research staff have contributed several chapters to the recently published ‘Rural Public Health: Best Practices and Preventive Models,’ a comprehensive text that examines rural health from the perspectives of public health and prevention.
Three students in the Muskie School’s Master of Public Health program have been chosen to provide health education services for the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Program of the Maine Center for Disease Control.

Patient Safety Academy 2014

Patient Safety Academy 2014

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, September 5, 2014, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
USM- Portland Campus, Abromson Center
Contact Name: 
Judy Tupper
Contact Phone: 
207-228-8407
Contact Email: 
jtupper@usm.maine.edu

Patient Safety Academy LogoThe Patient Safety Academy, now in it's 5th year, brings together individuals engaged in healthcare quality and patient safety activities.  An interdisciplinary day-long event, the Academy provides thought-provoking sessions, skill building workshops,and the sharing of best practices in patient safety. Nationally recognized leaders will present the opening and closing plenary sessions, with workshops led by local experts on topics including pharmacy and medication management, patient engagement, health information technology, prevention of health associated infections, and much more!  Colleagues will be able to network and share best practices through interactive sessions and best practice displays. The Academy will also honor Maine's leaders in patient safety through the Rising Tide awards.  More information, including links to registration, display submissions and award nomination forms, will be available soon on the Patient Safety Academy website

September 5, 2014
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
USM- Portland Campus, Abromson Center

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The Muskie School's summer 2014 graduate course schedule is available!

Program Feature

Chartbook: Dementia in Maine

As the oldest state in the nation, Maine faces the impending impact of Alzheimer’s disease on its social systems, community resources, and its health and long term care systems. Learn more in Dementia in Maine: Characteristics, Care, and Cost Across Settings.

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