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April 2013

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Survey Says: What Do Mainers Really Say About Their Health Behaviors?

Survey Says: What Do Mainers Really Say About Their Health Behaviors?

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 4, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
211 Wishcamper Center, USM Portland Campus
Contact Name: 
Al Leighton
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-4936
Contact Email: 
leighton@usm.maine.edu

Join the USM Muskie School's Survey Research Center on April 4 as it launches "Survey Says," a series of presentations by center staff that explore recent surveys of Maine's population on topics such as health behaviors, addictions, and more.

The first in the series, "What Do Mainers Really Say About Their Health Behaviors?", will present findings from a recent survey on Maine food and exercise habits, including how often Mainers work out, how often they eat out, and where they buy their food.

The presentation also will include a brief overview of survey methodology and an audience discussion of the findings and their implications.

Mark your calendars for "Survey Says" - the answers might surprise you!

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Health Policy Colloquia: Examining MaineCare’s Coverage Options Under the Affordable Care Act

Health Policy Colloquia: Examining MaineCare’s Coverage Options Under the Affordable Care Act

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, April 8, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: 
USM Portland Campus, Wishcamper Center, Lee Community Hall (remote viewing available- see below)
Contact Name: 
Donna Reed
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-4846
Contact Email: 
donnar@usm.maine.edu

 

 

 

 

Under the Affordable Care Act, states may seek federal Medicaid funds to cover more low income people. States have been divided in their response. Join us for a conversation. What should Maine do?


What is a colloquia?

A colloquia is a series of community conversations in which experts, from various disciplines and perspectives, inform and engage the broader community to explore, discuss and debate critical issues in health policy. The Muskie School of Public Service is uniquely positioned to convene opinion leaders and researchers, policymakers and citizens to help enlighten and enliven Maine's health policy debate through a non-partisan and evidence based approach. Each colloquium will include presentations from outside experts followed by response from Mainers and a facilitated discussion among the group, with ample opportunity for audience engagement.

Featuring:

Joseph Antos, PhD., is the Wilson H. Taylor Scholar
in Health Care and Retirement Policy at American
Enterprise Institute.

Click here for the full bio and related articles

Sara Rosenbaum, J.D., is the Harold and Jane
Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy, George
Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services.

Click here for the full bio and related articles

Speakers will join a panel of Maine leaders who will react to the presentations and engage in a facilitated discussion about options and challenges confronting Maine and respond to audience questions.

Facilitator: Trish Riley, Muskie School Panel: Mary Mayhew, Commissioner, Maine DHHS; Dr. David Howes, President, Martins Point Health Care; and Sara Gagne-Holmes, Executive Director, Maine Equal Justice Partners.

Remote viewing is available in the following locations:

- Augusta - 111 Sewall Street - Cross State Office Building, Room 500
- University of Maine- Augusta, Katz Library, Room 40 (directions to the Katz Library: http://www.uma.edu/librarydirections.html)
- University of Maine-Orono, Barrows Hall, Room 126

Sponsored by the Muskie School of Public Service Board of Visitors with partial support from the Maine Health Access Foundation


 

 

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Information Session: Graduate Program in Public Health

Information Session: Graduate Program in Public Health

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 11, 2013, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Location: 
203 Wishcamper Center, USM Portland Campus
Contact Name: 
Deb Arbique
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-4864
Contact Email: 
darbique@usm.maine.edu

Prof. Brenda Joly and studentJoin us on April 11th to learn more about the Muskie School's Graduate Program in Public Health. Speak with faculty about our master's degree and certificate programs, student research opportunities, career prospects for our graduates, and much more.

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Global Budgets, Payment Reform and Single Payer: Understanding Vermont's Health Reform

Global Budgets, Payment Reform and Single Payer: Understanding Vermont's Health Reform

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, April 22, 2013, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: 
Lee Community Hall, USM Portland Campus- remote viewing is also available in Orono Augusta
Contact Name: 
Donna Reed
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-4846
Contact Email: 
donnar@usm.maine.edu

Vermont is moving toward "single payer" health care and cutting costs and improving how health care is delivered along the way. Join us for a conversation about what's working, what's ahead and what it may mean for Maine.

 

Click here to register!

Speaker:

Anya Rader Wallack, PhD,
Chair of Green Mountain Care Board.

   

Anya Rader Wallack will describe how Vermont seeks to make health care  a public good, create an integrated delivery system and move to a single system where access to health coverage is not linked to employment. She will provide details on cost containment strategies underway and explain how Vermont is implementing the Affordable Care Act as part of its broader reform.

Dr. Wallack will join a panel of Maine leaders who will react to the presentation and engage in a facilitated discussion about lessons for Maine. 

Panel:

  • Elizabeth Mitchell, former CEO, Maine Health Management Coalition
  • Katherine Pelletreau, Executive Director, Maine Association of  Health Plans
  • Rep. Charles Priest, Board of Directors, Maine AllCare
  • Stefanie Nadeau, Director, MaineCare Services

 

Click here to register!

Sponsored by the Muskie School of Public Service Board of Visitors with partial support from the Maine Health Access Foundation.

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Brown Bag: Sissy Boys, Sluts, and the Rest of Us - Confronting Gender Stereotypes and Violence in the Media

Brown Bag: Sissy Boys, Sluts, and the Rest of Us - Confronting Gender Stereotypes and Violence in the Media

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Location: 
Lee Community Hall (Rm 133), Wishcamper Center, USM Portland Campus
Contact Name: 
Andrew Richter
Contact Phone: 
(207) 228-8096
Contact Email: 
arichter@usm.maine.edu

 How Contemporary Culture Creates Sexist MenFeaturing a partial screening of the film The Bro Code: How Contemporary Culture Creates Sexist Men, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A.

The event is free and open to the public.

Panel:
- Jim Messerschmidt, USM Department of Criminology
- Dan Welter, USM Student Life
- Drew Wing, Boys to Men
- Emily Brostek, Hardy Girls, Healthy Women
- Amy Raina, Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine
- Matthew Perry, Family Crisis Services

This event, part of the Justice Policy Brown Bag Series, is sponsored by USM Muskie School of Public Service; USM Campus Safety Project; Boys to Men; Hardy Girls, Healthy Women; Family Crisis Services; and Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine.

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