Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy
Posted August 25, 2014
The 5th annual Patient Safety Academy will be held on Friday, September 5th, in the Abromson Center on the USM Portland campus. All persons interested in or engaged in patient safety are invited to attend. Workshops will address topics related to pharmacy, patient engagement, infection prevention, health information technology, and more! Nationally recognized speakers Kathleen Galt and Tejal Gandhi will provide the opening and closing plenary, to which USM faculty and staff are invited. Local and regional experts will be leading a full slate of workshops during the day-long event. To register for the workshops or for more information, please visit the Patient Safety Academy website at: http://usm.maine.edu/muskie/psa
Posted August 20, 2014
As part of WXXI's "Healthy Friday" broadcast on August 15th, Dr. Ziller of the Maine Rural Health Research Center discusses how the Affordable Care Act affects those living in rural areas. She was joined by Dr. Daniel Mendelson, Associate Professor of Medicine at Highland Hospital in Rochester, NY, and James Kennedy, CEO of Finger Lakes (NY) Community Health.
Posted April 29, 2014
Several research staff in the Maine Rural Health Research Center presented findings from their research at the 37th Annual National Rural Health Association conference held in Las Vegas, April 22-25, 2014.
Posted April 22, 2014
Kris Sahonchik, Director of the Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy, recently returned from several weeks in Russia on the 2014 US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange (SEE) program to enhance child protection, foster care, and adoption.
Posted February 27, 2014
Three students in the Muskie School’s Master of Public Health program have been chosen to provide health education services for the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Program of the Maine Center for Disease Control.
Posted February 26, 2014
The Nellie Mae Education Foundation has chosen Muskie to serve as the Lead Community Partner of its District Level Systems Change Initiative for the Portland Public School District.
Posted February 25, 2014
Children's Health Policy: Promising Starts, Disappointing Outcomes, co-authored by Beth Kilbreth, PhD (Muskie School faculty, retired) and Erika Ziller, PhD (Deputy Director, Maine Rural Health Research Center), explores the many federal and state programs addressing the health concerns of children. This chapter is part of a collection of writings on the factors that shape the US healthcare system and policy, published in the 5th edition of Health Politics and Policy, a widely used text in university courses on health policy.
Posted February 24, 2014
In this new book, Rural Public Health: Best Practices and Preventive Models, invited authors from the Maine Rural Health Research Center discuss rural health issues from the perspectives of public health and prevention.
Posted February 19, 2014
John Gale was elected to the National Rural Health Association’s (NRHA) Board of Trustees as chair of the Research and Education Constituency Group.
Posted December 16, 2013
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.