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New report from USM’s Cutler Institute examines the scale and impact of parental incarceration in Maine

The 10-page report, “Breaking the Cycle: Interrupting Generational Incarceration in Maine,” calls for more evidence-based community programming that supports families, prevents incarceration, and facilitates parent-child relationships when parents are incarcerated. The report is the latest report to be released by the Place Matters project, which is housed at the Cutler Institute.

Infographics created for the Maine CDC

The Disease Prevention Epidemiology team, within the Cutler Institute’s Population Health and Health Policy program and contracted by and embedded within the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), created three infographics over the past year.

The Role of the Opioid Crisis in Elder Abuse

Kimberly Snow, Jennifer Pratt, and Stuart Bratesman finished their investigation of how the opioid crisis impacted elder abuse in Maine in 2015-2018.
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USM contributes to CDC understanding of COVID-19 spread

Faculty and staff from the University of Southern Maine contributed to a new analysis and narrative being used by the U.S. Centers of Disease Control to better understand the spread of COVID-19.

Data Innovation Project Announces this year's Applied Research Fellows

The Applied Research Fellowship places Data Innovation Project DIP-trained graduate students from the University of Southern Maine in community organizations to support their applied research and evaluation efforts for the academic year.
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30 Year Anniversary of the Youth Leadership Advisory Team’s Teen Conference Celebrated

On Saturday, September 26, 2020, the Youth Leadership Advisory Team (YLAT) and partners hosted the 30th Annual Teen Conference via Zoom for youth in Maine’s Child Welfare System and the adults who care for them.

Pent-Up Demand for Care among Dual-Eligible Victims of Elder Financial Exploitation in Maine

The article, "Pent-Up Demand for Care among Dual-Eligible Victims of Elder Financial Exploitation in Maine," was accepted for publication in the Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect.

Gale presents at National Rural Health Association Conference

Congratulations to John Gale for being selected for was one of the plenary speakers at NRHA’s joint Rural Health Clinic and Critical Access Hospital Conference held virtually on September 22-25, 2020, where he spoke about Building a Better Rural Health Clinic.

MRTQ PDN Receives Contract Amendment to Support Quality Improvement Awards

Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network (MRTQ PDN) is partnering with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Child and Family Services (DHHS OCFS) to offer Quality Improvement Awards and Quality Improvement Mini-Grants to early childhood and out-of-school time programs in Maine.
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Rebuilding the Foundation of Rural Community Health after COVID-19

John Gale published an article with colleagues from the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Policy Analysis in the September 24, 2020 issue of the Medical Care journal’s blog.