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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.

Muskie co-hosts national conference on female offenders

Earlier this month, the USM Muskie School of Public Service co-hosted the 15th Biannual Adult & Juvenile Female Offenders Conference, the only professional conference focused exclusively on women and girls involved with the justice system.

Muskie receives OSHA grant for workplace violence training program

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has awarded the USM Muskie School with a Susan Harwood Training Grant to support a program aimed at home care assistants and workers in small, community-based nursing homes.

New Kaiser Commission report by Muskie authors highlight federal and state responsibilities for managing Medicaid

In this report published by the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, the authors discuss key responsibilities that the federal government and states hold for managing the Medicaid program and identify the key issues and challenges states face as they transform the way they do business and achieve key national goals.

School Ranking Re-Considered: Op-Ed article by Prashant Mittal

In the May 20th issue of the Portland Press Herald, Mittal highlights the problems with the current grading system and offers a better alternative: a statistically sound and robust algorithm to rank and grade high schools.

Policy colloquia broadcast on MPBN Speaking in Maine

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network's Speaking in Maine has aired two health policy colloquia hosted by the USM Muskie School in April.

Bernotavicz Publishes Article on Child Welfare Leadership Model

This article, co-authored by Freda Bernotavicz, describes the child welfare leadership and competency models developed by the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI) and provides examples of how their application in a national training and capacity-building program has led to personal leadership development and systems change.

Rural Center Research Staff Well-Represented at National Rural Health Association (NRHA) Annual Conference

Karen Pearson and Erika Ziller each presented findings from their research on The Evidence for Community Paramedicine in Rural Areas and Rural Implementation and Impact of Medicaid. John Gale gave two presentations on Rural Health Clinics (Identifying Relevant Quality Measures and Readiness for Practice Transformation) as well as on Critical Access Hospital Community Activities under Health Reform. Zach Croll displayed his findings from the Critical Access Hospital Community Benefit project as part of the NRHA poster session.

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