Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Population Health and Health Policy

National Rural Hospital Flexibility Monitoring Project

Duration: 
1/1/2005 - 1/31/2006
Director: 
John Gale
Principal Investigator: 
Andrew Coburn
Collaborators: 
University of North Carolina and University of Minnesota
Abstract: 

Year 3 of the five year evaluation of the Medicare National Rural Hospital Flexibility Program. The University of Minnesota will serve as the lead center and will subcontract with USM and the North Carolina Rural Health Policy Analysis and Research Center to conduct the evaluation, which will focus on state, institutional, and community level. The overall evaluation will include the collection and analysis of primary and secondary data, both quantitative and qualitative, to understand and evaluate the impact of the Medicare National Rural Hospital Flexibility Program.

Project URL: 
http://www.flexmonitoring.org/
Start Date: 
Sat, 2005-01-01
End Date: 
Tue, 2006-01-31
Legacy Muskie ID: 
3 248

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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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