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Submissions from 2024

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Lessons Learned from Efforts to Support Vulnerable Critical Access and Other Rural Hospitals, John Gale MS; Celia Jewell RN, MPH; and Karen Pearson MLIS, MA

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Trends in maternal opioid use disorder and neonatal abstinence syndrome in Maine, 2016-2022., Julia Dudley, Sarah M B Gabrielson, Alane B O'Connor, and Katherine A. Ahrens PhD

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Critical Access Hospital - Local Health Department Partnerships to Address Rural Community Needs, Zachariah T. Croll; Celia Jewell RN, MPH; and John A. Gale MS

Submissions from 2023

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Excess deaths associated with COVID-19 by rurality and demographic factors in the United States., Katherine Ahrens PhD; Lauren M Rossen PhD; Carly Milkowski MPH; Catherine Gelsinger RN, MPH; and Erika Ziller PhD

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Respite for ME Grants First Year Evaluation Report, Kimberly I. Snow MHSA, BA and Jayne M. Foley

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Respite for ME Grants First Year Evaluation Report. Executive Summary, Kimberly I. Snow MHSA, BA and Jayne M. Foley

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Identifying a Consensus Set of EMS Agency Licensure Elements and Definitions to Support Rural EMS Data Collection, John Gale MS; Celia Jewell RN, MPH; and Karen Pearson MLIS, MA

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Prosecutorial Data in Maine: Themes and Trends from 2017-2021, Tara Wheeler MPPM; Julia Bergeron-Smith MPPM, MSW; and George Shaler MPH

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Year 3 Evaluation Report: Evaluation of the EMS Supplemental Funding Grants, John Gale MS and Karen Pearson MLIS, MA

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A Consensus Panel Approach to Estimating the Start-Up and Annual Service Costs for Rural Ambulance Agencies, Yvonne Jonk PhD; Gary Wingrove FACPE, CP-C; Nikiah Nudell MS, MPhil, NRP, FACPE; and Kevin McGinnis MPS

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Federal Telehealth Policy Changes During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency: Associations with Telemental Health Use among Rural and Urban Medicare Beneficiaries, Jean A. Talbot PhD, MPH; Amanda R. Burgess MPPM, MPH; Yvonne C. Jonk PhD; and Heidi O'Connor MS

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Population Health Outcome Measurement Strategies for State Flex Programs, John Gale; Celia Jewell RN, MPH; and Sara Kahn-Troster MPH

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Emergency Medical Service Outcome Measurement Strategies for State Flex Programs, John Gale MS; Karen Pearson MLIS, MA; Celia Jewell RN, MPH; and Sara Kahn-Troster MPH

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Mental Health Within 24 Months After Delivery Among Women with Common Pregnancy Conditions., Katherine Ahrens MPH, PhD; Kristin Palmsten; Heather S Lipkind; Mariah Pfeiffer RN, MPH; Catherine Gelsinger RN; and Christina Ackerman-Banks

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Association of Prenatal Depression With New Cardiovascular Disease Within 24 Months Postpartum., Christina M Ackerman-Banks; Heather S Lipkind; Kristin Palmsten; Mariah Pfeiffer RN, MPH; Catherine Gelsinger RN; and Katherine Ahrens MPH, PhD

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Provision of Postpartum Contraception Before and After the Start of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Maine., Catherine Gelsinger BSN, RN; Kristin Palmsten; Heather S. Lipkind; Mariah Pfeiffer RN, MPH; Christina Ackerman-Banks; Jennifer A Hutcheon; and Katherine A. Ahrens PhD

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Ambulance Deserts: Geographic Disparities in the Provision of Ambulance Services [Chartbook], Yvonne Jonk PhD; Carly Milkowski MPH; Zachariah Croll MPH; and Karen Pearson MLIS, MA

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Rural Working-Age Adults Report More Cost Barriers to Health Care, Erika C. Ziller PhD; Carly Milkowski MPH; and Amanda Burgess MPPM, MPH

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Twenty-five Years of the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program: The Past as Prologue, John Gale MS

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Rural-Urban Residence and Sequelae of Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy in the First Year Postpartum, 2007 – 2019, Mariah Pfeiffer BSN, RN; Catherine Gelsinger BSN, RN; Kristin Palmsten; Heather S. Lipkind; Christina Ackerman-Banks; and Katherine Ahrens PhD

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Rural-Urban Differences in Workers' Access to Paid Sick Leave., Erika Ziller PhD, Carly Milkowski MPH, Zachariah Croll, and Yvonne Jonk PhD

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Engaging At-Risk Rural Residents in Secondary Lung Cancer Prevention., Erika C. Ziller PhD; Jean A. Talbot PhD, MPH; Martha Elbaum; Zachariah T. Croll; Leo B Waterston MA; Neil Korsen MD, MSc; and Paul K J Han MD, MA, MPH

Submissions from 2022

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Maternal Hepatitis C Prevalence and Trends by County, US: 2016-2020, Katherine Ahrens PhD; Lauren M. Rossen PhD, MS; Amanda R. Burgess MPPM, MPH; and Kristin Palmsten ScD

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Patterns of Health Care Use among Rural-Urban Medicare Beneficiaries Age 85 and Older, 2010-2017, Yvonne Jonk PhD, Heidi O'Connor MS, Amanda Burgess MPPM, and Carly Milkowski MPH

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Community Paramedicine: Presentation to the Blue Ribbon Commission to Study EMS, Karen Pearson MLIS, MA

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Adult Day Services in Maine: Benefits, Challenges, and Opportunities, Elizabeth Gattine JD; Eileen Griffin JD; and Kimberly I. Snow MHSA, BA

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Bias and Hate Crimes in Maine: Reconciling Reported and Investigated Crimes, Hannah Brintlinger MPH, George Shaler MPH, and Jack McDevitt PhD

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Community Characteristics and Financial and Operational Performance of Rural Health Clinics in the United States: A Chartbook, John Gale MS, Zachariah Croll MPH, Jamar Croom MS, Louisa Munk MPH, and Yvonne Jonk PhD

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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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Year Two Evaluation of the Flex EMS Supplemental Funding Projects: Building an Evidence Base through Outcome Measurement, John Gale MS; Karen Pearson MLIS, MA; and Sara Kahn-Troster MPH

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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

from 2021

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Opioid Use Among Rural Medicare Beneficiaries, Yvonne C. Jonk PhD; Heidi O'Connor; Karen Pearson MLIS, MA; Zachariah T. Croll MPH; and John Gale MS

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Opioid Use Among Rural Medicare Beneficiaries, Yvonne C. Jonk PhD; Heidi O'Connor; Karen Pearson MLIS, MA; and John Gale MSU

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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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2021 Youth Recidivsm: Diversion to Discharge in Maine's Juvenile Justice System, Tara Wheeler and Robyn Dumont

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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