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from 2021

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Experiences of Stigma among Individuals in Recovery from Opioid Use Disorder in a Rural Setting: A Qualitative Analysis, Amanda Burgess MPPM, MPH; Emily Bauer MPH; Shane Gallagher MS; Brianne Karstens BS; LeeAnna Lavoie MPH, CHES; Katherine Ahrens PhD; and Alane O'Connor DNP

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HIV and Hepatitis C in Rural Areas: Prevalence, Service Availability, and Challenges [Webinar], Katherine Ahrens PhD and Amanda Burgess MPPM

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Promising Flex Program Initiatives to Support Critical Access Hospitals during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Celia Jewell RN, MPH; Sara Kahn-Troster MPH; and John Gale MS

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Evaluation of the Use of Critical Access Hospital [CAH] Cohorts for Quality Improvement Activities, John Gale MS; Celia Jewell RN, MPH; Sara Kahn-Troster MPH; and Nathan First LCSW, MSW, MA

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Medication for Addiction Treatment and Postpartum Health Care Utilization Among Pregnant Persons With Opioid Use Disorder., Katherine Ahrens PhD, Carole A McBride PhD, Alane O'Connor DNP, and Marjorie C Meyer MD

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Monitoring State Flex Program Financial and Operational Improvement Activities, John Gale MS; Sara Kahn-Troster MPH; Zachariah T. Croll MPH; and Nathan First LCSW, MSW, MA

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Rural-Urban Residence and Emergency Contraception Use, Access, and Counseling in the United States, 2006-2017, Carly Milkowski MPH, Erika Ziller PhD, and Katherine Ahrens PhD

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Opioid and Substance Use Strategies for Critical Access Hospitals [Webinar], John Gale MS; Sara Kahn-Troster MPH; Karen Pearson MLIS, MA; and Nathan First LCS, MSW, MA

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Rural-urban residence and maternal hepatitis C infection, United States: 2010-2018, Katherine A. Ahrens PhD, MPH; Laura M. Rossen PhD, MS; Amanda R. Burgess MPPM; Kristin K. Palmsten ScD; and Erika C. Ziller PhD, MS

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Rural HIV Prevalence and Service Availability in the United States: A Chartbook, Katherine Ahrens PhD, Amanda Burgess MPPM, Louisa Munk, and Erika Ziller PhD

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The Use of Deferred Dispositions in Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Cases in Maine, Robyn Dumont, Tara Wheeler MPPM, George Shaler MPH, Elisabeth Snell MPH, and Brook Vail BA

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Capacity of Rural Counties to Address an HIV or Hepatitis C Outbreak, Jennifer Lenardson MHS; Jaclyn Janis RN, MPH; Amanda Burgess MPPM; Karen Pearson MLIS, MA; and Martha Elbaum MPA

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Opioid-Related Visits to Rural Emergency Departments, Erika C. Ziller PhD, Jean A. Talbot PhD, Deborah Thayer MBA, and Carly Milkowski MPH

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Advancing Population Health in Rural Places: Key Lessons and Policy Opportunities, Keith J. Mueller PhD; Delaney P. Bounds MPH; Andrew F. Coburn PhD; Alana D. Knudson PhD; Jennifer P. Lundblad PhD, MBA; A. Clinton MacKinney MD, MS; and Timothy D. McBride PhD

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Voices From the Field: A Qualitative Study of the Challenges and Promising Practices of Rural Public Health in Addressing HIV and Hepatitis C, Martha Elbaum Williamson MPA; Karen B. Pearson MLIS, MS; Amanda R. Burgess MPPM; Jennifer D. Lenardson MHS; and Erika C. Ziller PhD

Publications from 2020

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Multiple COVID-19 Outbreaks Linked to a Wedding Reception in Rural Maine — August 7–September 14, 2020, Parag Mahale MBBS, PhD; Craig Rothfuss MPA, MPH; Sarah Bly; Megan Kelley; Siiri Bennett MD; Sara L. Huston PhD; and Sara Robinson

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Acuity Differences Among Newly Admitted Older Residents in Rural and Urban Nursing Homes., Yvonne Jonk PhD, Deborah Thayer MBA, Karen Mauney, Zachariah T. Croll MPH, Catherine McGuire BS, and Andrew F. Coburn PhD

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Substance Use among Rural and Urban Youth and Young Adults, Jennifer D. Lenardson MHS, Nathan Paluso MPH, and Erika C. Ziller PhD

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Breaking the Cycle: Interrupting Generational Incarceration in Maine, Jillian Foley MPPM, Erica King MSW, and Casey Benner

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The Role of the Opioid Crisis in Elder Abuse, Kimberly I. Snow MHSA, Jennifer Pratt, and Stuart Bratesman MPP

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Telehealth Use in a Rural State: A Mixed-Methods Study Using Maine's All-Payer Claims Database., Yvonne Jonk PhD, Amanda Burgess MPPM, Martha Elbaum Williamson MPA, Deborah Thayer MBA, Jennifer A. MacKenzie, Catherine McGuire BS, Kimberley S Fox MPA, and Andrew F. Coburn PhD

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Implementation of Flex EMS Supplemental Funding Projects: Year One Activities, Karen B. Pearson MLIS, MA; John A. Gale MS; and Sara Kahn-Troster MPH

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Maine Employment Change during the Early Months of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Shift-Share Analysis, Todd Gabe

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Supporting Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Summary Results of a Survey of State Flex Coordinators, John Gale MS; Zachariah T. Croll MPH; Yvonne Jonk PhD; Sara Kahn-Troster MPH; and Karen Pearson MLIS, MA

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Supporting CAHs during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Results of a Survey of State Flex Coordinators, John Gale MS; Zachariah T. Croll MPH; Yvonne Jonk PhD; Sara Kahn-Troster MPH; and Karen Pearson MLIS, MA

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Rebuilding the Foundation of Rural Community Health after COVID-19, John A. Gale MS, Alana Knudson, and Shena Popat

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A Century Later: Rural Public Health's Enduring Challenges and Opportunities., Erika C. Ziller PhD and Carly Milkowski MPH

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Pent-Up Demand for Care among Dual-Eligible Victims of Elder Financial Exploitation in Maine, Yvonne Jonk PhD, Kimberly I. Snow MHSA, Deborah Thayer MBA, Catherine McGuire BS, Stuart Bratesman MPP, Charles A. Smith PhD, and Erika C. Ziller PhD

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Telebehavioral health (TBH) use among rural medicaid beneficiaries: Relationships with telehealth policies, Jean A. Talbot PhD, Yvonne Jonk PhD, Amanda Burgess MPPM, Deborah Thayer, Nathan Paluso MPH, and Andrew F. Coburn PhD

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Early Childhood in Portland: Perspectives on Child Care and Development, Emilie Swenson MSW and Susy Hawes

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Addressing Opioid Use in Rural Communities: Examples from Critical Access Hospitals, John A. Gale MS; Sara Kahn-Troster MPH; Karen B. Pearson MLIS, MA; and Nathan First LCSW, MSW, MA

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Virtually possible: using telehealth to bring reproductive health care to women with opioid use disorder in rural Maine, Terri-Ann Thompson, Katherine A. Ahrens PhD, and Leah Coplon

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Engaging Critical Access Hospitals in Addressing Rural Substance Use, John A. Gale MS; Sara Kahn-Troster MPH; Zachariah T. Croll MPH; and Nathan L. First LCSW, MSW, MA

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Provision of Mental Health Services by Critical Access Hospital-Based Rural Health Clinics, John A. Gale MS; Zachariah T. Croll MPH; Nathan First LCSW, MSW, MA; and Sara Kahn-Troster MPH

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Rural-Urban Residence and Mortality among Three Cohorts of U.S. Adults, Erika C. Ziller PhD; Jennifer D. Lenardson MHS; and Katherine A. Ahrens MPH, PhD

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Community Impact and Benefit Activities of CAHs, Other Rural, and Urban Hospitals, 2018, Zachariah T. Croll MPH, John A. Gale MS, and Connor Huggins

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Asset Mapping in Androscoggin County: A Case Study, Mara Sanchez MPPM, Erica King MSW, and Starsha Schiller

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Process of Identifying Measures and Data Elements for the HRSA School-Based Telehealth Network Grant Program, Marcia M. Ward PhD; Kimberley Fox MPA; Kimberly Merchant; Amanda Burgess MPPM, MPH; Fred Ullrich; Karen Pearson MLIS, MA; George Shaler MPH; Christopher Shea; Steve North; and Carlos Mena

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Exploring State Data Sources to Monitor Rural Emergency Medical Services Performance Improvement, John A. Gale MS; Karen B. Pearson MLIS, MA; and Yvonne Jonk PhD

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Developing Cost Effective Monitoring for Rainbow Smelt Using eDNA, Jacob Aman, Michael T. Kinnison PhD, Vaughn Holmes, and Claire Gottsegen

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Evaluation of Maine DOC's Medication-Assisted Treatment Pilot Program, M. Lindsey Smith PhD, George Shaler MPH, Olivia Dooley MPA, and Evelyn Ali

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Maternal opioid use disorder at delivery hospitalization in a rural state: Maine, 2009-2018., Sarah M.B. Gabrielson, Jenny L. Carwile, A. B. O'Connor, and Katherine A. Ahrens PhD

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Rural-Urban Differences in Hospitalizations for Opioid Use-Associated Infective Endocarditis in the United States, 2003-2016., E. Katherine Nenninger, Jenny L. Carwile, Katherine Ahrens PhD, Brett Armstrong, and Kinna Thakarar

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Health Care Use and Access among Rural and Urban Nonelderly Adult Medicare Beneficiaries, Erika C. Ziller PhD, Amanda Burgess MPPM, and Deborah Thayer MBA

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From Pipelines to Informing Place-Based Strategies for Maine's Older Youth, Mara Sanchez MPPM, Erica King MSW, and Robyn Dumont MPPM

from 2019

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Behavioral Health in Rural America: Challenges and Opportunities, John A. Gale MS; Jaclyn Janis BSN, RN; Andrew F. Coburn PhD; and Hanna Rochford MPH

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What Is Rural? Challenges and Implications of Definitions that Inadequately Encompass Rural People and Places., Kevin J Bennett PhD; Tyrone F Borders PhD; George M. Holmes PhD; Katy Backes Kozhimannil PhD, MPA; and Erika C. Ziller PhD

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Behavioral Health in Rural America: Challenges and Opportunities [EXECUTIVE SUMMARY], John A. Gale MS; Jaclyn Janis BSN, RN; and Andrew F. Coburn PhD

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Rural Health Clinic Costs and Medicare Reimbursement, John A. Gale MS, Zachariah T. Croll MPH, and Andrew F. Coburn PhD

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What to Expect with MaineCare Expansion [OpEd], Zachariah T. Croll BA