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Maine Rural Health Research Staff present at National Conferences

Staff members of the Maine Rural Health Research Staff presented at several national conferences in May and June.

Wallace Presents Paper titled The Geography of Remote Work: differences across US regions at annual AAG meeting

Ryan Wallace presents paper at the annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers. 

MCBER Releases Marry ME Report

The Maine Center for Business and Economic Research releases an economic analysis of Maine’s growing wedding industry. 

Findings Published on Using Public Cost Information During Low Back Pain Visits

Kim Fox, Carolyn Gray, Martha Elbaum Williamson, and Jennifer MacKenzie had their research on cost conversations between patients and providers published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Data Innovation Project

Data Innovation Project's E-Learning Module: Theory of Change

The Data Innovation Project is creating a series of short e-learning modules which focus on essential concepts for data-informed organizations.

USM’s Muskie School of Public Service launches free workplace violence prevention training

The University of Southern Maine, in collaboration with Maine Small Business Development Centers, has launched a free online program to train small business retail workers in preventing and responding to violence.
Portrait of Jarvis Thanex Louis

Jarvis Thanex Louis, 2019 Featured Graduate

Jarvis Thanex Louis spoke no English when he left his home of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti in the months that followed the 2010 earthquake. Maine and the University of Southern Maine became his place to start over away from the reminders of the tragedy. "In Haiti, every day you saw something that reminded you of what happened: you lost all of your friends; you lost family members."In Maine, he found peace. He learned English with the help of library staff — "They are my favorite people at USM," he says — and the farmer's son began taking classes in Environmental Science.

Use of Telehealth Services by Rural Medicaid Recipients

Researchers from the Maine Rural Health Research Center recently published an article about the use of telehealth among rural Medicaid beneficiaries. The study found that rural Medicaid beneficiaries were more likely to use telehealth services than their urban counterparts.

Rural Mainers Experience Treatment Delays for Lung Cancer

Research by Dr. Ziller and colleagues show association between rurality and lung cancer treatment

Interactive Data Dashboards Created for the Maine CDC

The Disease Prevention Epidemiology team, within Muskie's PHHP Program and contracted by and embedded within the Maine CDC, created three interactive data dashboards over the past year. These dashboards are now live on the Maine CDC website. The dashboards allow for spatial and temporal trends of essential Maine-specific public health data at the county and public health district level.

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