Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Impacting health policy and public health in Maine and across the nation
The MRHRC informs health care policymaking and the delivery of rural health services
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Dedicated to the welfare of children, youth and families throughout Maine and the nation
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Our nationally recognized institutes and innovative research help improve child welfare in Maine and throughout the nation
Providing technical assistance and innovative research to improve care for older adults and those with disabilities
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The Institute conducts policy-driven research, evaluation, policy analysis and technical assistance focusing on the public health system and the delivery of health care services.
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Experts discuss survey data on sex trafficking & exploitation; an introduction to the Greater Portland Coalition against Sex Trafficking and Exploitation.
Justice Policy Brown Bag Lunch Series: Sex Trafficking
Working across disciplines and perspectives to inform policy development and practice in civil and criminal justice systems.
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The Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy at the Muskie School of Public Service is dedicated to developing innovative, evidence-informed, and practical approaches to pressing health and social challenges faced by individuals, families, and communities. To serve this purpose, we engage expert staff in areas of children, youth and family, disability and aging, justice policy, and population health and health policy.

Partnering with clients throughout the nation, from state and federal agencies to the private sector, more than 200 research staff provide policymakers and practitioners with new knowledge, skills, and solutions to support healthier, stronger communities through:

  • Research and policy analysis
  • Training and technical assistance
  • Program development and implementation

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News & Events

Three students in the Muskie School’s Master of Public Health program have been chosen to provide health education services for the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Program of the Maine Center for Disease Control.
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The Nellie Mae Education Foundation has chosen Muskie to serve as the Lead Community Partner of its District Level Systems Change Initiative for the Portland Public School District.
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Children's Health Policy: Promising Starts, Disappointing Outcomes, co-authored by Beth Kilbreth, PhD (Muskie School faculty, retired) and Erika Ziller, PhD (Deputy Director, Maine Rural Health Research Center), explores the many federal and state programs addressing the health concerns of children. This chapter is part of a collection of writings on the factors that shape the US healthcare system and policy, published in the 5th edition of Health Politics and Policy, a widely used text in university courses on health policy.

Patient Safety Academy 2014

Patient Safety Academy 2014

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, September 5, 2014, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
USM- Portland Campus, Abromson Center
Contact Name: 
Judy Tupper
Contact Phone: 
207-228-8407
Contact Email: 
jtupper@usm.maine.edu

Patient Safety Academy LogoThe Patient Safety Academy, now in it's 5th year, brings together individuals engaged in healthcare quality and patient safety activities.  An interdisciplinary day-long event, the Academy provides thought-provoking sessions, skill building workshops,and the sharing of best practices in patient safety. Nationally recognized leaders will present the opening and closing plenary sessions, with workshops led by local experts on topics including pharmacy and medication management, patient engagement, health information technology, prevention of health associated infections, and much more!  Colleagues will be able to network and share best practices through interactive sessions and best practice displays. The Academy will also honor Maine's leaders in patient safety through the Rising Tide awards.  More information, including links to registration, display submissions and award nomination forms, will be available soon.

September 5, 2014
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
USM- Portland Campus, Abromson Center

Health Policy Colloquia

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The Muskie School's series of health policy events has covered the Affordable Care Act, the future of Medicaid, and more. Follow the "learn more" link below to access the video and audio recordings of each event, as well as the related policy briefs and presentation materials.

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.

Report on Maine's Older Adults

With the aging of Maine’s population and its status as the oldest state in the nation, the use of long term services continues to be a critical public policy issue in the state and nationally. Learn more in Older Adults and Adults With Disabilities: Population and Service Use Trends in Maine, 2012 Edition.

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