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New policy brief for the Maine Health Access Foundation

Eileen Griffin and Elizabeth Gattine recently completed a policy brief for the Maine Health Access Foundation.

Recent Publications by the Maine Rural Health Research Center

The Maine Rural Health Research Center has recently published eight articles in regards to rural health services.
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USM researchers earn national honors for ‘Unsealed Fate’ report on juvenile justice records

A national panel of judges from the Justice Research and Statistics Association honored the Maine Statistical Analysis Center with this year's Douglas Yearwood National Publication Award.
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Becoming a Rural Health Researcher

Amanda Burgess, MPPM, Research Associate in the USM Muskie School's Maine Rural Health Research Center, talks about becoming a rural health researcher and her research interests. This short youtube video was produced by the Rural Health Research Gateway.
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Missouri Public Radio interviews USM's Andrew Coburn about rural hospitals

A Missouri Public Radio reporter interviewed USM's Andrew Coburn for a story on financial pressures faced by rural hospitals.

USM working with SmilePartners to help financially struggling people receive dental care

The University of Southern Maine is working with a growing list of partners in the community to ease barriers for people with limited means to access high quality comprehensive dental health care.
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USM partners with Maine Med and UVM on $20 million National Institutes of Health project

The University of Southern Maine's Muskie School of Public Service is partnering with Maine Medical Center and the University of Vermont on a $20 million National Institutes of Health initiative aimed at quickening the speed at which research makes the ‘bench-to-bedside’ journey from the laboratory to improved patient care.
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Pious Ali Receives Award for Excellence

Pious Ali was awarded the Gerda Haas Award for Excellence in Holocaust and Human Rights Education and Leadership on June 11, 2017.

Prevention of Drug Use and Treatment of Drug Use Disorders in Rural Settings

John Gale, Research Associate at the Maine Rural Health Research Center, participated in the development of the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime's Guide entitled, Prevention of Drug Use and Treatment of Drug Use Disorders in Rural Areas. The Guide serves as an awareness-raising tool and guidance for policymakers, public health officials, local authorities and other stakeholders in dealing with substance use issues in rural settings in their respective countries. It lays out a policy framework as well as a system-level assessment, and supplies information on planning and implementation of both prevention and treatment strategies for rural settings. The Guide also provides an understanding of several key economic and social disparities driving rural substance use and the barriers to treatment experienced by rural people with substance use disorders.
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Replay: 'The USM Update' 4/3/2017

Get an update on USM's sustainability efforts and learn how USM students are being prepared to tackle the environmental challenges facing the planet. Also, hear how USM is preparing its educators to adapt to the changing demographics in Maine's classrooms. Plus, a discussion on the findings of the first in-depth analysis of Maine's juvenile records system.