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; policy, planning, and management (MPPM); and public health (MPH). 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.

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Roxanne Guildford
Geography-Anthropology graduate Roxanne Guildford has secured a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Award to attend graduate school in the United Kingdom.
A group of people from the Muskie Public Health Education Corps
The Muskie Public Health Education Corps is a select group of Muskie public health graduate students that works directly with epidemiologists at the Maine CDC, Division of Infectious Disease.
Rising Tide Award presented to Vickie Koehler
At the 6th annual Patient Safety Academy on September 23rd, two Rising Tide Award winners were honored. Held on the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus, the Patient Safety Academy is an annual interdisciplinary meeting that brings together healthcare professionals, students, academics and consumer advocates to explore best practices in patient safety and quality improvement. The Rising Tide award is presented to individuals or groups that advance patient safety through leadership, dedication and innovation. This year’s awardees were peer-nominated and exemplify the patient safety movement in Maine. Vickie Koehler, employee health nurse at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick received the first Rising Tide Award. The second Rising Tide Award was presented to Becky Martins of Warren, Maine. Becky is an active and effective advocate for consumers. Patient Safety Academy Director, Judy Tupper said, “We congratulate Vickie and Becky for their outstanding work, not only in the realm of patient safety, but in their everyday efforts to improve the healthcare of all Mainers.”

Certificate of Graduate Study in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety

This fully online, 12-credit Certificate of Graduate Study in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety provides healthcare professionals and administrators with essential skills to develop and manage quality improvement and patient safety initiatives. For more info, contact: judy.tupper@maine.edu or 207 228 8407.

Master's in Policy, Planning, and Management (MPPM)

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The Master's in Policy, Planning, and Management prepares graduates for leadership roles in government, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector by developing a strong, multi-disciplinary foundation of skills and knowledge in the fields of policy, planning, and management.  

 

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New Publications

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Ciolfi, M. L., Griffin, E., Pratt, J., Richards, M., Gildard, S., & Byrne, B. (2016). Living with a brain injury in Maine: Individual experiences, perceptions, and need.  Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service.

Lenardson, J. D., Gale, J. A., & Ziller, E. C. (2016). Rural opioid abuse: Prevalence and user characteristics. (PB 63-1). Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, Maine Rural Health Research Center.

Snow, K. I., Gressani, T., Olsen, L., McGuire, C., Bratesman, S., Mauney, K., & Theriault, J. (2016). Adults using long term services and supports: Population and service use trends in Maine, SFY 2014. (Chartbook). Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service.

Talbot, J. A., Ziller, E. C., & Szlocek, D. (2016). Mental health first aid in rural communities: Appropriateness and outcomes. Journal of Rural Health. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12173.

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