Catherine E. Cutler Institute
New England Sustainable Craft Beverage Program Launches with Five Maine Brewers
Allagash Brewing Company, Austin Street Brewery, Island Dog Brewing, Maine Beer Company, and Nonesuch River Brewing have completed the New England Sustainable Craft Beverage Program workbook. The breweries successfully fulfilled the requirements demonstrating commitment and leadership in sustainable practices to reduce the businesses’ overall environmental impact.
Report Release: Economic Security of Older Women in Maine
In fall 2021, the Maine Women's Lobby and the Maine Council on Aging approached staff from the Cutler Institute to produce a snapshot of the economic security of older women in Maine that answers the question, "Can older Maine women meet their needs with the resources they have?" The resulting report, Economic Security of Older Women in Maine, was presented to members of the Maine Legislature and the press on February 28, 2022.
Cutler Institute Researchers Publish Article on Building Youth Resiliency and Aspirations During a Crisis
Elora Way and Sarah Goan from the Cutler Institute published an article in the Maine Policy Review entitled, "Building Youth Resiliency and Aspirations During a Crisis: Lessons Learned from Maine’s Aspirations Incubator During the COVID-19 Pandemic."
Cutler Institute Staff Develop and Implement Resource Parent Training
The Cutler Institute, with the support and collaboration of the Maine Office of Child and Family Services and Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine, successfully updated and implemented the Resource Family Introductory Training using the National Training and Development Curriculum for Foster and Adoptive Parents.
Cutler Institute Staff and Muskie School Professor Publish Study on Birth Setting, Infant Mortality, and Rurality
Elora Way and Kate Ahrens published a study in Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology.
Cutler Institute Staff Support Development of Gov. Mills' "Maine Elder Justice Roadmap"
Cutler Institute colleagues, Elisabeth Snell, Senior Policy Associate in the Justice Policy program area, and Kimberly Snow, Research Associate in the Population Health and Health Policy/Disability and Aging program area, joined forces to support the work of the Governor Janet Mills’ Elder Justice Coordinating Partnership and develop the Maine Elder Justice Roadmap.
Casco Bay Water Quality Improving, but Climate Change Impacts Increasing
In the Casco Bay Watershed, climate change is having a dramatic impact on coastal habitat, but there have been positive strides in Bay water quality and land conservation.
University of Southern Maine and Running Tide Awarded $250,000 to Test Aquaculture Strategies in Casco Bay
The New England Environmental Finance Center, Casco Bay Estuary Partnership, and Running Tide will explore the use of shellfish and kelp to reduce nitrogen levels in local waters.
Cutler Institute researchers publish article on telehealth implementation in rural schools
A team of researchers from the Cutler Institute recently published an article in the Journal of School Health.
Cutler Staff Share Lessons Learned from Partnership Evaluation in Health Affairs Blog Post
Kimberley Fox, Sara Kahn-Troster and Amanda Burgess of the Cutler Institute's Population Health and Health Policy program area co-authored a blog post for Health Affairs.