Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Population Health and Health Policy

National Rural Flex 2011

1/1/2011 - 1/31/2012
Andrew Coburn
Research Staff: 
Andrew Coburn
Andrew Coburn
Zachariah Croll
John Gale
Karen Pearson M.L.I.S., M.A.

Cooperative agreement through the University of Minnesota, to monitor and evaluate the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Grant Program (Flex Program). The monitoring project is assessing the impact of the Flex Program on Critical Access Hospitals and their communities and the role of states in achieving overall program objectives.

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Start Date: 
Sat, 2011-01-01
End Date: 
Tue, 2012-01-31
Legacy Muskie ID: 
8 427

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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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