Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Maine Rural Health Research Center, Population Health and Health Policy

Rural Center staff present at National Rural Health Association annual conference

Members of 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.

  • Assessment of the Implementation of the ACA: Andrew Coburn and the RUPRI Health Panel

  • Developing Rural Health Clinic (RHC) Relevant Quality Measures: John Gale and Sally Perkins (QHI)

  • Electronic Health Record Adoption by Rural Health Clinics: Zach Croll

  • Performance Improvement Strategies of Successful Critical Access Hospitals: John Gale and the Flex Monitoring Team

  • The Role of Rural Residential Care Facilities: Andrew Cobun

  • Rural Health Clinics and Patient-Centered Medical Home Transformation: John Gale

  • Understanding Financial Turnarounds of Struggling Critical Access Hospitals: John Gale

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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