Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Population Health and Health Policy

State Health Access Reform Evaluation (SHARE)

1/1/2008 - 1/31/2010

This study will examine the impact of program cost sharing features on the access to care for low income persons and populations who face particular barriers to care due to pre-existing health conditions. The Muskie School is seeking the cooperation of the states of Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire in making this study feasible. Such cooperation would require assisting the research team in accessing claims and administrative databases for persons enrolled in the state access initiatives.

Start Date: 
Tue, 2008-01-01
End Date: 
Sun, 2010-01-31
Legacy Muskie ID: 
5 287

Profile of Rural Residential Care Facilities Chartbook

Profile of Rural Residential Care Chartbook Cover

Using data from the 2010 National Survey of Residential Care Facilities, this chartbook from the Maine Rural Health Research Center presents information on a slice of the rural LTSS continuum—the rural residential care facility (RCF).  Survey results identify important national and regional differences between rural and urban RCFs, focusing on the facility, resident and service characteristics of RCFs and their ability to meet the LTSS needs of residents.

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Hartley Retires as Director of the Maine Rural Health Research Center

David Hartley, PhD

David Hartley, PhD, the Director of the Maine Rural Health Research Center (MRHRC) and a Research Professor of Public Health has announced that he will be retiring from the University of Southern Maine August 31st, 2014. David came to the University in 1994 and has directed the MRHRC since 2004. Andy Coburn, PhD, Research Professor of Public Health, will take over as the new MRHRC Director. Erika Ziller, PhD continues in her role as Deputy Director. David has had a distinguished career in rural health and rural health research, and has made lasting contributions to the field with his work on rural behavioral health, rural disparities and health, and rural active living.

A celebration will be scheduled in early fall to honor David and his many contributions to the field and the University.


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