Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Population Health and Health Policy

Maine Barriers to Integration

1/1/2007 - 1/31/2008
John Gale

This project is a logical extension of our work on the integration of behavioral health and primary care services. This project will focus on identifying significant obstacles to the integration of behavioral health and primary care including barriers related to state and federal regulations, licensure and credentialing, financial and reimbursement issues, and practice culture. Data sources will include key informant interviews, secondary data analysis as appropriate, primary data collection on provider-level limitations and restrictions and literature and regulatory reviews on issues related to integration. The final work product will include a study report that provides a foundation for the development of a Maine integration implementation plan and related presentations to foundation staff, trustees, and community advisory committee.

Start Date: 
Mon, 2007-01-01
End Date: 
Thu, 2008-01-31
Legacy Muskie ID: 
4 567

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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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