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Gale presents on rural opioids at United Nations meeting in Vienna

John Gale, Research Associate at the Maine Rural Health Research Center, was invited to present at a three-day meeting of the Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section of the United Nation's Office on Drugs and Crime, held in Vienna, Austria the first week of June.The focus of the meeting is the development of a model program for drug prevention and treatment in rural areas. Gale's current research on rural opioids provided the context for his presentation, "The Overall Situation of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Prevention and Treatment in Rural Settings."

Rural Center staff present at National Rural Health Association Annual Meeting

Erika Ziller, Deputy Director of the Maine Rural Health Research Center, and John Gale, Research Associate, each presented findings from their current research portfolio and both contributed to a panel discussion on the rural opioid crisis. For more information, visit the National Rural Health Association webpage at: http://www.ruralhealthweb.org/go/left/programs-and-events/nrha-conferences/nrha-annual-conference

MCBER's Wallace comments on potential job losses in Southern Maine

MCBER's Ryan Wallace mentioned in recent news regarding statement's by Maine's Governor LePage on the potential loss of 900 jobs in Southern Maine.

Wallace in Market Watch article on remote work 3/15/16

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MEPRI Research on Proficiency-based Diploma Systems & College Remediation Cited in Bangor Daily News

March 14, 2016 Bangor Daily News editorial board referenced MEPRI's analysis of school districts' implementation of Maine's Proficiency-based Diploma legislation as well as a report examining college remediation trends.

New Chartbook on the Use of Maine's Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS)

Prepared by research staff at the USM Muskie School of Public Service for the Maine Office of Aging and Disability Services, this Chartbook provides information on Maine adults who use MaineCare funded long term services and supports (LTSS). The Chartbook provides both demographic trends that impact Maine's LTSS system as well as data on the typical MaineCare service utilization and expenditures of different LTSS populations. The Chartbook will also help inform the discussion among policymakers, providers, consumers, and advocates as they work together to ensure that Maine’s LTSS system meets the needs of all its citizens. FMI: Kimberly Snow (kimberly.i.snow@maine.edu)
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MEPRI Report on Social Impact Bonds Published in People's Bank of China's Financial Market Research Journal

MEPRI Report written by Erika Stump and Amy Johnson, "An Examination of Using Social Impact Bonds to Fund Education in Maine," which examines the structures and potential of this type of funding mechanism, was published in the February 2016 volume of the National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors' research journal.
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Portland Press Herald Maine Voices Article Cites MEPRI Report on Social Impact Bonds

Portland Press Herald Maine Voices Article Cites MEPRI Report on Social Impact Bonds Gorham Savings Band President Chris Emmons endorses the use of 'Pay-for-Success' programs to fund early learning for Maine children. His article references a MEPRI report written by Erika Stump and Amy Johnson, "An Examination of Using Social Impact Bonds to Fund Education in Maine," which examines the structures and potential of this type of funding mechanism.
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MEPRI Researchers Brief Legislature on Social Impact Bonds to Fund Education in Maine

Dr. Erika Stump and Dr. Amy Johnson briefed the Maine Legislature's Joint Standing Education and Cultural Affairs Committee on the Maine Education Policy Research Institute (MEPRI) targeted research report regarding the use of Social Impact Bonds.

Remedial Course Enrollments and Student Outcomes in Maine's Public Higher Education Institutions

On January 19, 2016, Dr. Amy Johnson briefed the Maine Legislature's Joint Standing Education and Cultural Affairs Committee on the Maine Education Policy Research Institute (MEPRI) targeted research report regarding University of Maine System and Maine Community College System Remediation Data.

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