The Population Health and Health Policy (PHHP) program at the Cutler Institute conducts policy-driven research, evaluation, policy analysis and technical assistance focusing on the public health system and the delivery of healthcare services. Our research is conducted in the areas of healthcare access, quality and financing; public health systems and practice; and rural health.

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2017

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Mental Health Status and Access to Health Care Services for Adults in Maine, Erika Ziller and Barbara Leonard

2016

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Are Rural Older Adults Benefitting from Increased State Spending on Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services?, Andrew F. Coburn, Eileen Griffin, Deborah Thayer, and Zachariah T. Croll

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Maine Rural Health Profiles: A Statewide View of Rural Health, Sara Kahn-Troster, Amanda Burgess MPPM, and Andrew F. Coburn

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Rural Opioid Abuse: Prevalence and User Characteristics, Jennifer Lenardson, John A. Gale, and Erika Ziller

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Health Information Exchange: A Strategy for Improving Access for Rural Veterans in the Maine Flex Rural Veterans Health Access, Karen B. Pearson, Amanda Burgess MPPM, John A. Gale, Andrew F. Coburn, and Anush Y. Hansen

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Mental Health First Aid in Rural Communities: Appropriateness and Outcomes, Jean Talbot PhD, MPH; Donald Szlosek MHS; and Erika C. Ziller PhD

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Access to Health Care Services for Adults in Maine, Erika Ziller

2015

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Maine IHOC Master List of Pediatric Measures with Numerators and Denominators, Amy Belisle MD, Michael Ross MD, Stephen DiGiovanni MD, Lisa Letourneau MD, Stephen Meister MD, Nathaniel Anderson, Mary Lindsey Smith, and Kyra Chamberlain

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Rural health clinic readiness for patient-centered medical home recognition: Preparing for the evolving healthcare marketplace, John A. Gale, Zach Croll, and David Hartley

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Rural health clinic readiness for patient-centered medical home recognition: Preparing for the evolving healthcare marketplace, John A. Gale, Zach Croll, David Hartley, and Andrew F. Coburn

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Rural Health Clinic Readiness for Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition: Preparing for the Evolving Healthcare Marketplace., John A. Gale, Zach Croll, David Hartley, and Andrew F. Coburn

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First STEPS Phase III Initiative: Improving Oral Health and Healthy Weight in Children Final Evaluation Report, Carolyn Gray and Kimberley Fox

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Promoting active living in rural communities, Anush Yousefian Hansen

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Promoting active living in rural communities, Anush Yousefian Hansen and David Hartley PhD

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Built environments and active living in rural and remote areas: A review of the literature, Anush Yousefian Hansen, M. Renee Umstattd Meyer, Jennifer D. Lenardson, and David Hartley

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Built environments and active living in rural and remote areas: A review of the literature, Anush Yousefian Hansen, M. Renee Umstattd Meyer, Jennifer D. Lenardson, and David Hartley

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Rural and remote food environments and obesity, Jennifer D. Lenardson, Anush Y. Hansen, and David Hartley

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Out-of-Pocket Spending among Rural Medicare Beneficiaries., Erika C. Ziller PhD, Jennifer D. Lenardson MHS, and Andrew F. Coburn PhD

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Rural Adults Delay, Forego, and Strategize to Afford Their Pre-ACA Health Care, Erika C. Ziller PhD, Jennifer D. Lenardson MHS, and Andrew F. Coburn PhD

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Rural Disabled Medicare Beneficiaries Spend More out-of-Pocket Than Their Urban Counterparts., Erika C. Ziller PhD, Jennifer D. Lenardson MHS, and Andrew F. Coburn PhD

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Rural implications of Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, Erika Ziller, Jennifer Lenardson, and Andrew Coburn

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Rural Implications of Medicaid Expansion under the Affordable Care Act., Erika Ziller, Jennifer Lenardson, and Andrew Coburn

2014

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Advancing the Transition to a High Performance Rural Health System, Andrew F. Coburn, Charles Alfero, Jennifer P. Lundblad, A. Clinton MacKinney, Timothy McBride, and Keith J. Mueller

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MaineCare Health Homes Enrollment in the First Year of Implementation, Kimberley Fox, Carolyn Gray, and Katherine Rosingana

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Turning around the struggling rural hospital: Shared responsibility and hard work, John Gale

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Collaborative Community Health Needs Assessments: Approaches and Benefits for Critical Access Hospitals, John A. Gale, Andrew F. Coburn, and Helen Newton

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Meaningful use of electronic health record by rural health clinics, John A. Gale, David Hartley, and Zach Croll

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Meaningful use of electronic health record by rural health clinics, John A. Gale, David Hartley, and Zach Croll

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Early Lessons Learned in Implementing MaineCare Homes, Carolyn Gray, Kimberley Fox, and Katherine Rosingana

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Integrated care for older adults in rural communities, Eileen Griffin and Andrew F. Coburn

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Integrated care management in rural communities, Eileen Griffin and Andrew F. Coburn

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Children's health policy: Promising starts, disappointing outcomes, Elizabeth Kilbreth and Erika Ziller

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Children's health policy: Promising starts, disappointing outcomes, Elizabeth Kilbreth and Erika Ziller

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Profile of rural residential care facilities: A chartbook, Jennifer D. Lenardson, Eileen Griffin, Erika C. Ziller, and Andrew F. Coburn

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Substance use and abuse in rural America, Jennifer D. Lenardson, David Hartley, John Gale, and Karen B. Pearson

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High deductible health insurance plans in rural areas, Jennifer D. Lenardson, Erika C. Ziller, and Andrew F. Coburn

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Rural residents more likely to be enrolled in high-deductible health plans, Jennifer D. Lenardson, Erika C. Ziller, and Andrew F. Coburn

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Community Paramedicine in rural areas: State and local findings and the role of the state Flex program, Karen B. Pearson, John A. Gale, and George Shaler

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The evidence for Community Paramedicine in rural areas: State and local findings and the role of the state Flex program, Karen Pearson, John Gale, and George Shaler

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Summary of Pediatric Quality Measures For Children Enrolled in MaineCare FFY 2009-FFY 2013, Mary Lindsey Smith

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Implications of rurality and psychiatric status for diabetic care use among adults with diabetes, Jean A. Talbot, Erika C. Ziller, Jennifer D. Lenardson, and David Hartley

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Fact Sheet #1: How Family-Centered is MaineCare?, Jean Talbot, Mary Lindsey Smith, and Kimberley Fox

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Fact Sheet #2: How Do MaineCare Providers Perform on Childhood Screening and Prevention?, Jean Talbot, Mary Lindsey Smith, and Kimberley Fox

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Fact Sheet #3: How Do Parents Rate Dental Services for Children in MaineCare?, Jean Talbot, Mary Lindsey Smith, and Kimberley Fox

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Health insurance coverage of low-income rural children increases and is more continuous following CHIP implementation, Erika Ziller

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Health insurance coverage of low-income rural children increases and is more continuous following CHIP implementation, Erika Ziller

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Access to medical care in rural America, Erika C. Ziller

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Rural implications of ACA Medicaid expansions, Erika C. Ziller

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Implications of Rurality and Psychiatric Status for Diabetic Care Use among Adults with Diabetes., Erika Ziller, Jean A. Talbot, Jennifer Lenardson, and David Hartley

2013

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Children Served by MaineCare 2012: Survey Findings, Nathaniel Anderson, Kimberley Fox, Deborah Thayer, and Zach Croll