Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

The Future of Medicaid: Building Sustainability through Program Innovation

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, November 22, 2013, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: 
Augusta Civic Center - Augusta, Maine
Contact Name: 
Donna Reed
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4846
Contact Email: 
donnar@usm.maine.edu

Health Policy Colloquium
The Future of Medicaid: Building Sustainability through Program Innovation

Join the Muskie School of Public Service for a discussion of the future of Medicaid with Diane Rowland, executive vice president of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and executve director of the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.

Diane Rowland is a nationally recognized health policy expert with a distinguished career in public policy and research focusing on health insurance coverage, access to care, and health care financing for low-income, elderly, and disabled populations. She has directed the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured since 1991 and overseen the Foundation’s health policy work on Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance, HIV, women’s health policy, and disparities since 1993. Appointed in 2009 as the inaugural chair, Dr. Rowland continues to serve as the Chair of the congressionally-authorized Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC).  She holds a Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University.

 


Additional program details and information on speakers will be coming soon.

 

Read the New Publication: Managing a High-Performance Medicaid Program co-authored by Eileen Griffin and Trish Riley, Muskie School of Public Service; Vikki Wachino, Consultant to Muskie School of Public Service; and Robin Rudowitz, Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, Kaiser Family Foundation

 

Nellie Mae Education Foundation nominates Pious Ali for the Lawrence W. O'Toole Award

Pious Ali

Pious Ali, Youth and Community Engagement Specialist in Cutler’s Children, Youth, and Families Programs, has been nominated for the Lawrence W. O’Toole Award by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation. Pious is one of six nominees from the New England states.

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation believes that student-centered learning – where learning is personalized, engaging, competency-based and not restricted to the classroom – will prepare young people to graduate high school ready to contribute to their communities and succeed. This award is given out each year to an individual, school district, or non-profit that has exhibited great leadership in moving student-centered approaches to learning forward in the New England region.

The winner will be selected by online voting and will be awarded a $100,000 grant to help advance student centered learning!

 

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New Jersey's Manage By Data Program: Changing Culture and Capacity to Improve Outcomes

Photo of the cover of 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.

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Muskie Public Health Graduate Students Present at Maine CDC Conference

MPH graduate student Trevey Davis describing the academic program to a conference attendee at Maine CDC Division of Infectious Disease Annual 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.  Educating Fifth Graders on Tick- and Mosquito-Borne Diseases and Prevention Methods" at the Maine CDC Division of Infectious Disease Annual Conference.

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MYTC 2014 Celebration

Colby Swettberg, May 2014, MYTC

Every year the Maine Youth Transition Collaborative brings together youth and adult partners from around Maine to celebrate the year's achievements and milestones.

2014
MYTC’s fourth annual celebration dinner was held at the Brunswick Hotel and Tavern on May 13, 2014. Over seventy young adults, adult partners, professionals, legislators, adoptive families, and friends came together for an evening of fun, renewed connections, learning, and good food.

The importance of mentors in the lives of young people was the theme for the evening. The keynote speaker, Colby Swettberg, Executive Director of Adoption and Foster Care Mentoring in Boston, was introduced by Jacob Hills. Ms. Swettberg talked about what good mentor-mentee relationships look like for youth in foster care and led a discussion about best practices and challenges to bringing youth and mentors together.

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