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.
Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy
Maine Barriers to Integration
Nellie Mae Education Foundation nominates Pious Ali for the Lawrence W. O'Toole Award
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!