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Working Papers and Policy Briefs: 2004 - Present

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Year

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Research/ Policy Brief

Profile of Rural Residential Care Facilities: A Chartbook

2014  

Implications of Rurality and Psychiatric Status for Diabetic Preventive Care Use among Adults with Diabetes

2014 Research & Policy Brief only

High Deductible Health Insurance Plans in Rural Areas (Working Paper); Rural Residents More Likely to be Enrolled in High Deductible Health Plans (Policy Brief)

2014
Integrated Care Management in Rural Communities 2014

Health Insurance Coverage of Low-Income Rural Children Increases and is More Continuous Following CHIP Implementation 2014

Research & Policy Brief Only

Meaningful Use of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) by Rural Health Clinics

2014

Telemental Health in Today's Rural Health System

2013  

Challenges and Opportunities for Improving Mental Health Services in Rural Long-term Care

2013

 
Patterns of Care for Rural and Urban Children with Mental Health Problems

2013

Adolescent Alcohol Use: Do Risk and Protective Factors Explain Rural-Urban Differences?                                              2012    
Health Care Access Among the Rural Uninsured 2011  Published.
See citation below
 
Impact of Employment Transitions on Health Insurance Coverage of Rural Residents 2010    
Access to Mental Health Services and Family Impact of Rural Children With Mental Health Problems 2010    
Safety Net Activities of Independent Rural Health Clinics 2010    
The Provision of Mental Health Services by Rural Health Clinics 2010    
Mental Health Services in Rural Jails 2010    
Availability, Characteristics, and Role of Detoxification Services in Rural Areas 2009    
Rural-Urban Differences in Health Care Access Vary Across Measures 2009 Research & Policy Brief only  
Private Health Insurance in Rural Areas: Challenges and Opportunities 2009 Research & Policy Brief only  
Profile of Rural Health Insurance Coverage: A Chartbook 2009    
Rural Coverage Gaps Decline Following Public Health Insurance Expansion 2009 Research & Policy Brief only  
Access to Rural Mental Health Services: Service Use and Out-Of-Pocket Costs 2008 Published.
See citation below
 
Use of Mental Health Services by Rural Children 2008    
Rural-Urban Differences in Work Patterns Among Adults with Depressive Symptoms 2008    
Active Living for Rural Youth 2008 Published.
See citation below
 
Rural Inpatient Psychiatric Units 2007 Published.
See citation below
 
Distribution of Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities Across the Rural-Urban Continuum 2007    
Substance Abuse Among Rural Youth 2007 Published.
See citation below
 
Uninsured Rural Families 2007 Published.
See citation below
 
Out-of-Pocket Health Care Spending and the Rural Underinsured 2005 Published.
See citation below
 
Mental Health Encounters in Critical Access Hospital Emergency Rooms: A National Survey 2005 Published.
See citation below
 
Are Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses a Solution to Rural Mental Health Workforce Shortages? 2004 Published.
See citation below
 

 

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Other Publications: 2004 - Present

2014
  • Alfero, C., Coburn, A., Lundblad, J. P., MacKinney, A. C., McBride, T., & Mueller, K. (2014). Advancing the transitions to a high performance rural health system. (Paper and Policy Brief). Iowa City, IA: Rural Policy Research Institute. RUPRI Health Panel.
  • Gale, J. (2014). Turning around the struggling rural hospital: Shared responsibility and hard work. Rural Matters: A Publication of the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals, 3(3), 20.
  • Kilbreth, E., & Ziller, E. (2014). Children's health policy: Promising starts, disappointing outcomes. In J. A. Morone & D. Ehlke (Eds.), Health politics and policy (5th ed.). Independence, KY: Cengage Learning.
  • Lambert, D., & Gale, J. (2014). Integrated care in rural areas. In J. C. Warren & K. B. Smiley (Eds.), Rural public health: Best practices and preventive models (pp. 67-84). New York: Springer Publishing Company.
  • Lenardson, J. D., Hartley, D., Gale, J., & Pearson, K. B. (2014). Substance use and abuse in rural America. In J. C. Warren & K. B. Smiley (Eds.), Rural public health: Best practices and preventive models (pp. 95-114). New York: Springer Publishing Company.
  • Ziller, E. C. (2014). Access to medical care in rural America. In J. C. Warren & K. B. Smiley (Eds.), Rural public health: Best practices and preventive models (pp. 11-28). New York: Springer Publishing Company.
2013
  • Coburn, A.F. (2013). Federal Health Care Reform: An Overview. (Policy Brief). Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service.
  • Gale, J.A., & Heady, H.R. (2013). Rural vets: Their barriers, problems, needs. Health Progress, 94(3), 49-52.
  • Nudell, M., Bouthillet, T., Rice, D., Wingrove, G., Cole, D., & Gale, J.A. (2013). Rural acute myocardial infarction survey (RAMIS). International Paramedic Practice, 2(1), 169-175.
  • Pearson, K.B., & Coburn, A.F. (2013). Emergency transfers of the elderly from nursing facilities to Critical Access Hospitals: Opportunities for improving patient safety and quality. (Policy Brief #32). Portland, ME: Flex Monitoring Team. 
  • Talbot, J. A., Coburn, A., Croll, Z. and Ziller, E. (2013), Rural Considerations in Establishing Network Adequacy Standards for Qualified Health Plans in State and Regional Health Insurance Exchanges. The Journal of Rural Health. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12012.
  • Tupper, J. B., Pearson, K. B., Meinersmann, K. M., & Dvorak, J. (2013). Little Shop of Errors: An innovative simulation patient safety workshop for community health care professionals. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 44. doi: 10.3928/00220124-20130501-63
  • Ziller, E.C. and Riley, T. (2013, March). Examining MaineCare’s coverage options under the Affordable Care Act. Health Policy Colloquium Brief. Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service.

2012
  • Coburn, A.F., Ziller, E.C., Croll, Z., & Kilbreth, E. (2012, May). Rural implications of geographic rating of health insurance premiums. (Issue Brief). Minneapolis, MN: State Health Access Reform Evaluation Program, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
  • Croll, Z.T., Coburn, A.F., & Pearson, K.B. (2012, April). Promoting a culture of safety: Use of the Hospital Survey On Patient Safety Culture in Critical Access Hospitals. (Briefing Paper No. 30). Portland, ME: Flex Monitoring Team. Policy Brief.
  • Lambert, D., & Gale, J.A. (2012). Integrating care in rural areas. In Smalley, K.B., Warren, J.C., & Rainer, J.P. (Eds.), Rural Mental Health. NY: Springer Publishing Co.
  • Lenardson, J., Hartley, D., Gale, J.A., & Pearson, K.B. (2012). Substance use and abuse in rural America. In Smalley, K.B., Warren, J.C., & Rainer, J.P. (Eds.), Rural Mental Health. NY: Springer Publishing Co.
  • Ziller, E.C., Lenardson, J.D., & Coburn, A.F. (2012). Health care access and use among the rural uninsured. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 23(3), 1327-1345.
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Profile of Rural Residential Care Facilities Chartbook

Profile of Rural Residential Care Chartbook Cover

Using data from the 2010 National Survey of Residential Care Facilities, this chartbook from the Maine Rural Health Research Center presents information on a slice of the rural LTSS continuum—the rural residential care facility (RCF).  Survey results identify important national and regional differences between rural and urban RCFs, focusing on the facility, resident and service characteristics of RCFs and their ability to meet the LTSS needs of residents.

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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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Justice Research

Cover: Maine Crime and Justice Data Book 2014

Using the most recent public safety, corrections, and court data available, the Maine Crime and Justice Data Book presents a portrait of the state's crime and justice indicators, including 10-year trends in Maine and comparisons with northern New England and the U.S. at large.

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