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Submissions from 2022

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Maine: A Health-Focused Landscape Analysis, Katherine Ahrens PhD; Amanda Burgess MPPM, MPH; Carly Milkowski MPH; Yvonne Jonk PhD; Louisa Munk MPH; and Erika Ziller PhD

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New York: A Health-Focused Landscape Analysis, Katherine Ahrens PhD; Amanda Burgess MPPM, MPH; Carly Milkowski MPH; Louisa Munk MPH; Yvonne Jonk PhD; and Erika Ziller PhD

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The Northern Border Region: A Health-Focused Landscape Analysis, Katherine Ahrens PhD; Amanda Burgess MPPM, MPH; Carly Milkowski MPH; Louisa Munk MPH; Yvonne Jonk PhD; and Erika Ziller PhD

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New Hampshire: A Health-Focused Landscape Analysis, Katherine Ahrens PhD; Amanda Burgess MPPM, MPH; Carly Milkowski MPH; Louisa Munk MPH; Yvonne Jonk PhD; and Erika C. Ziller PhD

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Vermont: A Health-Focused Landscape Analysis, Katherine Ahrens PhD; Amanda Burgess MPPM, MPH; Carly Milkowski MPH; Louisa Munk MPH; Yvonne Jonk PhD; and Erika C. Ziller PhD

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Alcohol Use Disorder in the Primary Care Setting: Best Practices for Rural Communities, Christine Chasek PhD; John Brooklyn MD; Mary Lindsey Smith PhD, MSW; and Denise O'Connell MSW, LCSW, CCM, CCP

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Evaluating State Flex Program Population Health Activities, John Gale MS; Celia Jewell RN, MPH; Sara Kahn-Troster MPH; and Zachariah T. Croll MPH

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An Inventory of State Flex Program Population Health Initiatives for Fiscal Years 2019-2023, Celia Jewell RN, MPH; Sara Kahn-Troster MPH; Zach T. Croll MPH; and John Gale MS

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Financial Alignment Initiative: New York Integrated Appeals and Grievances Demonstration. First Brief Report, Kimberly I. Snow MHSA, Elizabeth Gattine JD, Edith G. Walsh PhD, and Amy Chepaitis PhD

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Out-of-Hospital Births and Infant Mortality in the United States: Effect Measure Modification by Rural Maternal Residence, Elora Way; Jenny L. Carwile ScD, MPH; Erica C. Ziller PhD; and Katherine Ahrens PhD

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Rural-urban differences in maternal mortality trends in the US, 1999-2017: Accounting for the impact of the pregnancy status checkbox, Lauren M. Rossen PhD; Katherine A. Ahrens PhD; Lindsay S. Womack PhD; and Sayeedha F.G. Uddin MD, MPH

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Economic Security of Older Women in Maine, Kimberly I. Snow MHSA, Elizabeth Gattine JD, and Sammy-Ellie MacKinnon MSW

Submissions from 2021

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Outcome Measures for State Flex Program Financial and Operational Improvement Interventions, John Gale MS, Sara Kahn-Troster MPH, and Zachariah T. Croll MPH

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Maine Elder Justice Roadmap, Maine Elder Justice Coordinating Partnership, Elisabeth Snell MPH, Kimberly I. Snow MHSA, Devon Grayson-Wallace, Jennifer Pratt, Becky Wurwarg, and Sammy-Ellie MacKinnon MSW

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Harnessing the Combined Strengths of a National and a Local Funder to Bolster Maine Medicaid Expansion, Tara Oakman PhD, Barbara Leonard MPH, Kimberley S Fox MPA, Sara Kahn-Troster MPH, and Amanda Burgess MPPM

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Use of Electronic Health Records to Manage Tobacco Screening and Treatment in Rural Primary Care, Jean A. Talbot PhD, Erica C. Ziller PhD, and Carly Milkowski MPH

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The State of Health in Maine: A 20-Year Retrospective, Erika C. Ziller PhD, Carly Milkowski MPH, Amanda R. Burgess MPPM, and Barabara Leonard MPH

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Community Impact and Benefit Activities of Critical Access, Other Rural, and Urban Hospitals, 2019 [State Data Report], Zachariah T. Croll and John Gale MS

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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 A. 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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Mental Health Services, Jean A. Talbot PhD

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Health Insurance, Erica C. Ziller PhD and Yvonne Jonk PhD

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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