Muskie School of Public Service
Patient Safety Academy announces 2015 Rising Tide Award recipients
At the 6th annual Patient Safety Academy on September 23rd, two Rising Tide Award winners were honored. Held on the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus, the Patient Safety Academy is an annual interdisciplinary meeting that brings together healthcare professionals, students, academics and consumer advocates to explore best practices in patient safety and quality improvement. The Rising Tide award is presented to individuals or groups that advance patient safety through leadership, dedication and innovation. This year’s awardees were peer-nominated and exemplify the patient safety movement in Maine. Vickie Koehler, employee health nurse at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick received the first Rising Tide Award. The second Rising Tide Award was presented to Becky Martins of Warren, Maine. Becky is an active and effective advocate for consumers. Patient Safety Academy Director, Judy Tupper said, “We congratulate Vickie and Becky for their outstanding work, not only in the realm of patient safety, but in their everyday efforts to improve the healthcare of all Mainers.”
Muskie School team earns national award for report unearthing racial bias in Maine's juvenile justice system
The Maine Statistical Analysis Center, located in the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine, was recognized by the Justice Research and Statistics Association for one of its most recent reports at the National Forum on Criminal Justice Forum held in Atlanta.
BDN op-ed features how Maine Youth Transition Collaborative helps young people adjust to life post-foster care
University of Maine student Jessica Henderson shares her story in a Bangor Daily News op-ed about pursuing a college degree after growing up in Maine's foster care system and the help she's received from the Maine Youth Transition Collaborative.
New Muskie School report finds racial bias in Maine’s juvenile justice system
"Disproportionate Contact: Youth of Color in Maine's Juvenile Justice System," released by the Muskie School of Public Service, reveals a racial bias towards minority youths in Maine's juvenile justice system.
Chelsea Malacara selected as USM’s Maine Policy Scholar
The University of Southern Maine is proud to announce that Chelsea Malacara has been named a Maine Policy Scholar for the 2015-16 academic year.
Muskie School tick and mosquito disease prevention efforts featured on centralmaine.com
Graduate students from the Muskie School of Public Service have been visiting elementary school classrooms around the state to educate kids about the dangers of diseases caused by ticks and mosquitoes.
Muskie School launches Master’s degree in Policy, Planning, and Management (MPPM)
As part of the evolution in the Muskie School of Public Service - the new Master's in Policy, Planning, and Management (MPPM) prepares graduates for leadership roles in government, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector by developing a strong, multi-disciplinary foundation of skills and knowledge in the fields of policy, planning and management. As part of the University of Southern Maine’s Metropolitan University initiative, the program also encourages students to interact with their surrounding community, through various forms of engagement.
Recommendations from Muskie School study pave way for East Bayside grant
Portland's up-and-coming East Bayside neighborhood is one of 20 communities that received a national grant to organize a long-term planning effort, thanks in part to a 2009 Muskie School of Public Service study.
Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 8-14) highlights contribution from the Patient Safety Academy
The No News is No News wallet card campaign introduced at the 2014 Patient Safety Academy has gained national attention by the National Patient Safety Foundation. The campaign inspired providers to coach patients to follow up on diagnostic tests, because no news does not mean good news.
Pious Ali talks activism, immigration and empowering young people
Pious Ali, Youth and Community Engagement Specialist in the Muskie School of Public Service, took some time to sit with Alex Steed, of the Bangor Daily News blog "Steed", about his work and experiences with Portland's immigrant community.