Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Population Health and Health Policy, Maine Rural Health Research Center

Rural Center Research Staff Well-Represented at National Rural Health Association (NRHA) Annual Conference

Louisville, KY, May 2013—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.

Nellie Mae Education Foundation nominates Pious Ali for the Lawrence W. O'Toole Award

Pious Ali

Pious Ali, Youth and Community Engagement Specialist in Cutler’s Children, Youth, and Families Programs, has been nominated for the Lawrence W. O’Toole Award by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation. Pious is one of six nominees from the New England states.

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation believes that student-centered learning – where learning is personalized, engaging, competency-based and not restricted to the classroom – will prepare young people to graduate high school ready to contribute to their communities and succeed. This award is given out each year to an individual, school district, or non-profit that has exhibited great leadership in moving student-centered approaches to learning forward in the New England region.

The winner will be selected by online voting and will be awarded a $100,000 grant to help advance student centered learning!


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