Maine Rural Health Research Center

The Maine Rural Health Research Center (MRHC), housed at the Muskie School of Public Service, informs health care policymaking and the delivery of rural health services through high quality, policy-relevant research, policy analysis, and technical assistance on rural health issues of regional and national significance. The Center builds upon a strong record of rural health services research that addresses critical problems in health care financing and delivery and which capitalizes on the health services research and health policy capacity and experience of the Muskie School.

Research Mission

To support research, scholarship and creative activity to: promote knowledge, discovery and practical application to advance Maine's economy, communities and the quality of life for Maine citizens; to strengthen classroom education and transform the lives of students through real world learning opportunities; and to support faculty and staff commitment to excellence in scholarly accomplishments regionally, nationally and internationally.