Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Dr. Coburn presents highlights of ACA to Maine legislators

Dr. Andrew Coburn

Dr. Andrew Coburn of the USM Muskie School spoke with Maine legislators attending the Health Forum session of the Policy Leaders Academy on February 26th, providing an overview of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as "Obamacare," as well as an update on the ACA timeline, health insurance coverage (including mandatory coverage groups and insurance exchanges), delivery system improvements, and cost containment.

This Forum, sponsored by the Maine Health Access Foundation, also included a presentation on the ACA and Maine Businesses by John Benoit of Employee Benefits Solutions. For more information, please contact Barbara Leonard, Vice President for Programs, MeHAF at bleonard@mehaf.org.

New Jersey's Manage By Data Program: Changing Culture and Capacity to Improve Outcomes

Photo of the cover of New Jersey's Manage By Data Program: Changing Culture and Capacity to Improve Outcomes

This report, authored by Muskie School of Public Service researchers David Lambert and Julie Atkins, presents five strategies that organizations can follow to change their culture by moving toward data-driven decision making.

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Muskie Public Health Graduate Students Present at Maine CDC Conference

MPH graduate student Trevey Davis describing the academic program to a conference attendee at Maine CDC Division of Infectious Disease Annual Conference.

The Muskie School of Public Service, Graduate Program in Public Health, and the Maine Public Health Institute exhibited at the Maine CDC Division of Infectious Disease Annual Conference and the concurrent Immunization Annual Conference.  Practice faculty member, Judy Tupper, DHEd, CHES, CPPS and MPH graduate student Trevey Davis spoke with many of the 500 public health professionals attending the conferences.  In addition, Muskie Public Health Education Corps members Carissa Parent, Jacey Keller, and Nikki Busmanis, (MPH graduate students) presented a research poster based on their recent Lyme disease educational intervention pilot in Maine schools.  Dr. Tupper also presented a poster regarding the results of the online training pilot program for Maine EMS personnel on the topic of infection control and prevention.  Educating Fifth Graders on Tick- and Mosquito-Borne Diseases and Prevention Methods" at the Maine CDC Division of Infectious Disease Annual Conference.

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Justice Research

Cover: Maine Crime and Justice Data Book 2014

Using the most recent public safety, corrections, and court data available, the Maine Crime and Justice Data Book presents a portrait of the state's crime and justice indicators, including 10-year trends in Maine and comparisons with northern New England and the U.S. at large.

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