Date of Award
Master of Public Policy and Management (PPM)
Public Policy and Management
Prof. Lisa Morris
ischemic heart disease, risk factors, Penobscot, Piscataquis
This study examines a significant reduction in cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality1 in two rural, white, low-income counties in Maine over 1999-2009: Washington County and Aroostook County. Two similar counties with similarly high rates of CVD mortality– Penobscot and Piscataquis - were selected as comparators. The study considers different factors known to correlate with CVD mortality, including behavioral risk factors, co-morbid conditions, insurance coverage, and social determinants of health.
Daggett, Christy, "Closing the Rural Mortality Gap? An examination of 10-year cardiovascular mortality trends in Washington and Aroostook Counties, Maine" (2013). Muskie School Capstones. 81.