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John Gale was elected to the National Rural Health Association’s (NRHA) Board of Trustees as chair of the Research and Education Constituency Group.
Attean, training specialist at the USM Muskie School, has had her portrait added to artist Robert Shetterley’s gallery of Americans Who Tell the Truth, an initiative to promote models of courageous citizenship in schools and communities around the country.
Earlier this month, the USM Muskie School of Public Service co-hosted the 15th Biannual Adult & Juvenile Female Offenders Conference, the only professional conference focused exclusively on women and girls involved with the justice system.
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has awarded the USM Muskie School with a Susan Harwood Training Grant to support a program aimed at home care assistants and workers in small, community-based nursing homes.
In this report published by the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, the authors discuss key responsibilities that the federal government and states hold for managing the Medicaid program and identify the key issues and challenges states face as they transform the way they do business and achieve key national goals.
The Patient Safety Academy has announced the recipients of the inaugural Rising Tide Award, which recognizes individuals or organizations who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and commitment to best practices in patient safety. Recipients of the 2013 Rising Tide Award include: Linda Brady of Maine Medical Center; Kathy Day of Maine Quality Counts; and Douglas Salvador of Maine Medical Center.
In the May 20th issue of the Portland Press Herald, Mittal highlights the problems with the current grading system and offers a better alternative: a statistically sound and robust algorithm to rank and grade high schools.
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The Maine Public Broadcasting Network's Speaking in Maine has aired two health policy colloquia hosted by the USM Muskie School in April.
This article, co-authored by Freda Bernotavicz, describes the child welfare leadership and competency models developed by the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI) and provides examples of how their application in a national training and capacity-building program has led to personal leadership development and systems change.
Karen Pearson and Erika Ziller each presented findings from their research on The Evidence for Community Paramedicine in Rural Areas and Rural Implementation and Impact of Medicaid. John Gale gave two presentations on Rural Health Clinics (Identifying Relevant Quality Measures and Readiness for Practice Transformation) as well as on Critical Access Hospital Community Activities under Health Reform. Zach Croll displayed his findings from the Critical Access Hospital Community Benefit project as part of the NRHA poster session.

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