“Children’s Health Policy: Promising Starts, Disappointing Outcomes,” co-authored by Erika Ziller and former Muskie research professor Beth Kilbreth, explores the many federal and state programs that address the health concerns of children. The authors find that children represent an especially vulnerable population that struggles with significant gaps in coverage and limited political influence. This book chapter appears in the fifth edition of Health Politics and Policy, a collection of writings on the factors shaping the U.S. healthcare system and policy.
Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy
Children's Health Policy: Promising Starts, Disappointing Outcomes
New Jersey's Manage By Data Program: Changing Culture and Capacity to Improve Outcomes
This report, authored by Muskie School of Public Service researchers David Lambert and Julie Atkins, presents five strategies that organizations can follow to change their culture by moving toward data-driven decision making.Learn More
Muskie Public Health Graduate Students Present at Maine CDC Conference
The Muskie School of Public Service, Graduate Program in Public Health, and the Maine Public Health Institute exhibited at the Maine CDC Division of Infectious Disease Annual Conference and the concurrent Immunization Annual Conference. Practice faculty member, Judy Tupper, DHEd, CHES, CPPS and MPH graduate student Trevey Davis spoke with many of the 500 public health professionals attending the conferences. In addition, Muskie Public Health Education Corps members Carissa Parent, Jacey Keller, and Nikki Busmanis, (MPH graduate students) presented a research poster based on their recent Lyme disease educational intervention pilot in Maine schools. Dr. Tupper also presented a poster regarding the results of the online training pilot program for Maine EMS personnel on the topic of infection control and prevention.Learn More