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Proficiency-based Diploma System Implementation in Maine

On May 5, 2014 REL-NEI hosted a webinar event featuring CEPARE Research Associate Erika Stump, who shared findings from a MEPRI study on proficiency-based diploma system implementation in Maine, and Dr. Jennifer Steele, who presented research on competency-based pilot programs for Rand Corporation.

Rural Center staff present at National Rural Health Association annual conference

Several research staff in the Maine Rural Health Research Center presented findings from their research at the 37th Annual National Rural Health Association conference held in Las Vegas, April 22-25, 2014.

Cutler Institute Director works to improve international child welfare practices

Kris Sahonchik, Director of the Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy, recently returned from several weeks in Russia on the 2014 US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange (SEE) program to enhance child protection, foster care, and adoption.

Muskie students form Public Health Education Corps to support Maine CDC

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.

Muskie School receives grant to lead systems change in Portland high schools

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.

Ziller co-authors chapter on children's health policy

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.

New book features Maine Rural Health Research Center authors

In this new book, Rural Public Health: Best Practices and Preventive Models, invited authors from the Maine Rural Health Research Center discuss rural health issues from the perspectives of public health and prevention.

Gale elected to NRHA Board of Trustees

John Gale was elected to the National Rural Health Association’s (NRHA) Board of Trustees as chair of the Research and Education Constituency Group.

Esther Attean honored by Americans Who Tell the Truth Project

Attean, training specialist at the USM Muskie School, has had her portrait added to artist Robert Shetterley’s gallery of Americans Who Tell the Truth, an initiative to promote models of courageous citizenship in schools and communities around the country.

Colgan Discusses Maine's Economic Outlook on MPBN

Dr. Charles Colgan, Associate Director of MCBER, spoke with MPBN Morning Edition host Irwin Gratz.

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