Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Population Health and Health Policy, Maine Rural Health Research Center

Gale Publishes Article on Rural Vets and Health Care Issues

In a special section on "Bringing Vets Home" in the May-June 2013 issue of Health Progress, John Gale, of the Maine Rural Health Research Center and co-author Hilda Heady, Senior Vice-President of Atlas Research, note the evolving population trends — the aging of rural veterans, the growing number of female veterans and rates of homelessness among veterans — which place significant demands on VA and rural delivery systems. Coordination among health care providers is essential to increasing the availability of services and expanding veteran outreach programs. Read the article: Rural Vets: Their Barriers, Problems, Needs. Health Progress, 94(3):49-52.

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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