Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Population Health and Health Policy

Health Insurance Profile Indicates Need to Expand Coverage in Rural Areas


Fast Facts:<li>
A greater percentage of rural residents than urban residents are uninsured, especially those living in remote areas
<li>Among adults over age 50, uninsured rates are highest in the most remote rural places<li>
Compared to urban adults, rural adults are less likely to be in employment situations where private coverage is offered.</li>

Publication Type: 
Research and Policy Brief
Publish Date: 
July 29, 2009

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Hartley Retires as Director of the Maine Rural Health Research Center

David Hartley, PhD

David Hartley, PhD, the Director of the Maine Rural Health Research Center (MRHRC) and a Research Professor of Public Health has announced that he will be retiring from the University of Southern Maine August 31st, 2014. David came to the University in 1994 and has directed the MRHRC since 2004. Andy Coburn, PhD, Research Professor of Public Health, will take over as the new MRHRC Director. Erika Ziller, PhD continues in her role as Deputy Director. David has had a distinguished career in rural health and rural health research, and has made lasting contributions to the field with his work on rural behavioral health, rural disparities and health, and rural active living.

A celebration will be scheduled in early fall to honor David and his many contributions to the field and the University.


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