This paper reports on the first phase of the study to identify barriers to integration of behavioral and physical health services and potential solutions to overcoming these barriers. The report includes an extensive literature review, an analysis of different approaches and models to integration, and a review of integration initiatives in Maine, other states, and Canada. Results from interviews and focus groups with Maine stakeholder organizations are also included.
Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy
Maine Barriers to Integration Study: Environmental Scan
Nellie Mae Education Foundation nominates Pious Ali for the Lawrence W. O'Toole Award
Pious Ali, Youth and Community Engagement Specialist in Cutler’s Children, Youth, and Families Programs, has been nominated for the Lawrence W. O’Toole Award by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation. Pious is one of six nominees from the New England states.
The Nellie Mae Education Foundation believes that student-centered learning – where learning is personalized, engaging, competency-based and not restricted to the classroom – will prepare young people to graduate high school ready to contribute to their communities and succeed. This award is given out each year to an individual, school district, or non-profit that has exhibited great leadership in moving student-centered approaches to learning forward in the New England region.
The winner will be selected by online voting and will be awarded a $100,000 grant to help advance student centered learning!