Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Population Health and Health Policy

Incorporating Physical Activity and Quality Physical Education in Schools [Issue Brief]


One of four issue briefs related to the full length report entitled "Shaping Youth Behavior: Impact of School Environments on Physical Activity and Food Choices" designed to reinforce the points presented in this report in a concise and accessible format. These issue briefs contain best practices, relevant action steps, and a resource list that points the reader to supporting information. They are ideal for printing and distributing to stakeholders, policymakers, and other interested parties.

Publication Type: 
Research and Policy Brief
Publish Date: 
March 1, 2008

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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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