The Cutler Institute’s Disability and Aging program is a team of multi-disciplinary professionals with extensive experience working in close collaboration with states to provide technical assistance, conduct evaluations, identify best practices, and perform policy analysis work. Our staff work with federal and state policy makers and their partners to provide the information and analysis they need to improve the effectiveness of health policy and programs. We focus our work in the following areas: Community living Integrated care models Workforce development and training

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2017

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Social Isolation and Loneliness in Older People: A Closer Look at Definitions, Mary Lou Ciolfi and Frances Jimenez

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Charting a Pathway Forward: Redesigning and Realigning Supports and Services for Maine's Older Adults, Eileen Griffin JD and Elizabeth C. Gattine JD

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Financial Exploitation of Maine's Older Adults: An Analysis of Maine Adult Protective Services and Legal Services for the Elderly Case Records, State Fiscal Years 2010-2016, Eileen Griffin JD; Catherine McGuire BS; and Kimberley I. Snow MHSA, BA

2016

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Living With a Brain Injury in Maine: Individual Experiences, Perceptions, and Need, Mary Lou Ciolfi, Eileen Griffin JD, Jennifer Pratt, Mark Richards BS, Sherry Gildard, and Beatrice Byrne

Financial Alignment Initiative Annual Report: One Care: MassHealth Plus Medicare, Elizabeth C. Gattine JD; Julie T. Fralich MBA; Maureen Booth MRP, MA; and Angela M. Greene MS, MBA

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Adults Using Long-term Services and Supports: Population and Service Use Trends in Maine, SFY 2014, Kimberly I. Snow MHSA, BA; Tina Gressani; Louise Olsen; Catherine McGuire BS; Stuart Bratesman MPP; Karen Mauney; and Jason Theriault

2015

Shaping the Health and Long-term Care Infrastructure Serving Older Adults: Historical Trends and Future Directions, Julie T. Fralich MBA

2014

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Multiple Roles of Medicaid, Eileen Griffin JD

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Adults with Intellectual Disabilities or Autism Spectrum Disorder: Population and Service Use Trends in Maine, 2014 Edition, Kimberly I. Snow MHSA, BA; Stuart Bratesman MPP; Taryn Bowe; and Julie T. Fralich MBA

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Adults with Intellectual Disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder. Executive Summary, Kimberly I. Snow MHSA, BA; Stuart Bratesman MPP; Taryn Bowe; and Julie T. Fralich MBA

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A Review of Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician Qualifications and Training Procedures, Kimberly I. Snow MHSA, BA; Nadine Erdis MSW; and Janice Daley MSW

2013

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Measurement, Monitoring, and Evaluation of State Demonstrations to Integrate Care for Dual Eligible Individuals: Massachusetts Evaluation Design Plan., Julie T. Fralich MBA; Maureen Booth MRP, MA; Edith G. Walsh PhD; Angela M. Greene MS, MBA; Melissa Morley PhD; and Wayne Anderson PhD

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Dementia in Maine: Characteristics, Care, and Cost Across Settings, Julie T. Fralich MBA, Stuart Bratesman MPP, Louise Olsen, and Catherine McGuire BS

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Dementia in Maine: Characteristics, Care, and Cost Across Settings [CHARTBOOK], Julie T. Fralich MBA, Stuart Bratesman MPP, Louise Olsen, Catherine McGuire BS, Tina Gressani, Karen Mauney, Catherine Gunn, and Romaine Turyn

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Providing Long Term Services & Supports to People with Impaired Decision-Making Capacity: Results of Data Analysis and Interviews Examining Needs and Characteristics of Persons with Impaired Decision-Making Capacity in Maine., Eileen Griffin JD, Louise Olsen, and Julie T. Fralich MBA

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Managing a High-Performance Medicaid Program, Eileen Griffin JD, Trish Riley, Vikki Wachino, and Robin Rudowitz

2012

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Quality Management and Improvement Practices for Home and Community-based Care: Literature Review, Maureen Booth MRP, MA; Julie T. Fralich MBA; and Sue Nonemaker RN, MS

Dementia Capable Project: Interviews with Employers who Direct Services of a Person with Dementia, Taryn Bowe, Julie T. Fralich MBA, Louise Olsen, and Mark Richards BS

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Children and Adults With Long Term Services and Support Needs: MaineCare and Medicare Expenditures and Utilization, State Fiscal Year 2010. Chartbook., Stuart Bratesman MPP, Julie T. Fralich MBA, Tina Gressani, and Eileen Griffin JD

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Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities: Population and Service Use Trends in Maine, 2012 Edition, Julie T. Fralich MBA, Stuart Bratesman MPP, Louise Olsen, Catherine McGuire BS, Jasper Ziller, Karen Mauney, and Catherine Gunn

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"Homelike" Characteristics of Maine's Residential Services: A Survey of Maine's Residential Service Settings. (2010), Julie T. Fralich MBA, Eileen Griffin JD, and Catherine McGuire BS

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Maine Direct Service Workforce Survey Results of 2012, Julie T. Fralich MBA, Eileen Griffin JD, and Danielle Wescott

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Satisfaction Survey Results and Lessons Learned: Maine's Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) Project., Julie T. Fralich MBA, Louise Olsen, Mark Richards BS, Jennifer Pratt, and Taryn Bowe

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Personal Experiences with MaineCare Services from People Who Use Elder and Adults with Disabilities Waiver and Private Duty Nursing/Personal Care Services., Julie T. Fralich MBA, Louise Olsen, Katherine Rosingana, Jennifer Pratt, Mark Richards BS, and Vanessa Bell

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Members Dually Eligible for MaineCare and Medicare Benefits: MaineCare and Medicare Expenditures and Utilization, State Fiscal Year 2010., Catherine McGuire BS, Tina Gressani, Stuart Bratesman MPP, Julie T. Fralich MBA, and Eileen Griffin JD

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Maine Direct Service Workforce Survey Results of 2012, Danny Westcott, Eileen Griffin JD, and Julie T. Fralich MBA

2011

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Medicaid Managed Care: Background, Issues, and Options, Julie T. Fralich MBA

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Maine's Community Living Program: Implementation and Outcomes, Julie T. Fralich MBA, Mark Richards BS, and Louise Olsen

2010

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Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities: Population and Service Use Trends in Maine, 2010 Edition, Julie T. Fralich MBA, Stuart Bratesman MPP, Cathy McGuire BS, and Louise Olsen

Maine Alzheimer's Diversion Initiative: Evaluation Report, Julie T. Fralich MBA; Stuart Bratesman MPP; Mark Richards BS; and Susan Payne PhD, MPH

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Brain Injury in Maine: A Needs Assessment, Eileen Griffin JD

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Summary Report of the MaineCare Listening Sessions, Anush Hansen MS,MA; Katherine Rosingana; and Nadine Edris MSW

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Systems Change in Employment Services for Persons With Serious and Persistent Mental Illness in Maine: Status Report 2006-2009, Helen Hemminger MMHS and Nadine Edris MSW

2009

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Cross-System Profile of Maine's Long Term Support System: A New View of Maine's Long Term Services and Supports and the People Served, Eileen Griffin JD, Julie T. Fralich MBA, Catherine McGuire BS, Louise Olsen, Stuart Bratesman MPP, Kathy Bubar, and Romaine Turyn

2008

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Housing Availability for Clients of OAMHS by Community Service Network (CSN) Regions, Helen Hemminger MMHS

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Maine CDC/DHHS Demographics and Health Indicator Comparison Tables: Estimates for the Year 2006 and Projections for the Year 2015, Helen Hemminger MMHS

Providing Health Coverage and Other Services to Recruit and Retain Direct Service Community Workers in Maine, L. Morris, Elise Scala MS, and L.M. Lindenschmidt

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A Compendium of Three Discussion Papers: Strategies for Promoting and Improving the Direct Service Workforce: Applications to Home and Community-Based Services, Elise Scala MS, Leslie Hendrickson, and Carol Regan MPH

2007

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Use of the §1915 (c) Federal Waiver Application: The Experience of Eight States, Maureen Booth MRP, MA; Julie T. Fralich MBA; and Hilary Skillings

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Assessment of Maine's Long-Term Care Needs. Baseline Report: Demographics and Use of Long Term Care Services in Maine, Stuart Bratesman MPP, Julie T. Fralich MBA, Karen Mauney, Catherine McGuire BS, Louise Olsen, and Jasper Ziller

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Caring for People with Alzheimer's Disease or Dementia in Maine, Stuart Bratesman MPP, Julie T. Fralich MBA, Catherine McGuire BS, Louise Olsen, and Romaine Turyn

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A Review of the Literature on End-of-life Care: Setting a Research Agenda for Maine, Julie T. Fralich MBA, Jennifer D. Lenardson MHS, and Hillary Skillings

Taking a New Look at MaineCare, Paul Saucier MA

2006

Jacqueline Mckenney's Story and Florence Morgridge's Story: The Experiences and Voices of People Who Live Successfully and Independently in Their Own Homes, J. Barrett and Julie T. Fralich MBA

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Performance Measurement: Managing and Using Home and Community-based Services Data for Quality Improvement, Maureen Booth MRP, MA and Julie T. Fralich MBA

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Reporting: Managing and Using Home and Community-based Services Data for Quality Improvement, Taryn Bowe; Maureen Booth MRP, MA; Stuart Bratesman MPP; and Julie T. Fralich MBA

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Data Quality and Analysis: Managing and Using Home and Community-based Services Data for Quality Improvement, Julie T. Fralich MBA; Maureen Booth MRP, MA; and Robert G. Keith PhD

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Housing and Service Options for Older Adults in Maine, Julie T. Fralich MBA and Kate Maggioncalda

Medicare Part D Survey of MaineCare Workers with Disabilities Dual Eligibles: Experience Before and During Transition: March 2006 Telephone Survey, Carolyn E. Gray MPH

2005

Community Partnerships for Older Adults: A Case Study, Elise Bolda PhD, Jane Isaacs Lowe, George L. Maddox PhD, and Beverly S. Patnaik