Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy


Through research, analysis, technical assistance and training, the Cutler Institute develops innovative, practical approaches to pressing health and social challenges. The institute links leading scholarship with policy and practice to improve health care and human services for people in Maine and throughout the U.S.

We work with federal and state government, municipal government, nonprofit organizations, foundations, and private businesses in all 50 states through:

Program Evaluation & Organizational Assessment
The Cutler Institute uses a variety of methods and tools to evaluate programs for adherence to evidence-based principles. We can also assist you with organizational assessments, including mergers and the creation of strategic partnerships.

Evaluation Planning
The Cutler Institute develops logic models and other instruments to support your agency as you build your own capacity for evaluation and assessment. We also develop survey instruments and provide guidance and assistance in conducting community assessments.

Curriculum Design & Meeting Facilitation
The Cutler Institute designs and delivers training curricula that is customized to your system/ organization. We provide staff development on topics such as supervisory coaching, team facilitation, and evidence-based practices. We can also provide your staff group process facilitation to maximize your productivity in meeting outcomes.

Data Collection & Database Design
The Cutler Institute customizes Access databases to best meet your data collection and reporting needs.

Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)
The Cutler Institute assists agencies in measuring and monitoring ongoing quality improvements in agency practices and services. We develop customer satisfaction surveys, peer review tools, outcome measures, and program evaluation processes as part of a larger agency CQI framework.

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What makes the Cutler Institute unique? We are committed to our clients and partners and work closely with you to examine the root of an issue and provide sustainable solutions. Learn more about our work and services, and connect with our team of experts.

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Justice Research

Cover: Maine Crime and Justice Data Book 2014

Using the most recent public safety, corrections, and court data available, the Maine Crime and Justice Data Book presents a portrait of the state's crime and justice indicators, including 10-year trends in Maine and comparisons with northern New England and the U.S. at large.

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Dementia in Maine

Dementia in Maine

As the oldest state in the nation, Maine faces the impending impact of Alzheimer’s disease on its social systems, community resources, and its health and long term care systems. This report provides a baseline picture of the current use of services by people with and without dementia in Maine. Learn more in Dementia in Maine: Characteristics, Care, and Cost Across Settings.

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