Maine Rural Health Research Center

The Maine Rural Health Research Center focuses on barriers to health access for rural. Specifically, researchers focus on the topics of insurance coverage, Medicaid, mental health, long term services and supports, and challenges faced by rural providers in delivering and sustaining services.

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About the Research Center

The Maine Rural Health Research Center draws on the multidisciplinary faculty, research resources, and capacity of the Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy within the University of Southern Maine Muskie School of Public Service and has focused its research agenda on some of the most intractable health access problems facing rural residents.

The Maine Rural Health Research Center focuses on barriers to health access for rural residents. Specifically, researchers focus on the topics of insurance coverage, Medicaid, mental health, long term services and supports, and challenges faced by rural providers in delivering and sustaining services.

The Maine Rural Health Research Center is committed to enhancing policymaking and improving the access, delivery, and financing of rural health services by effectively linking its research to the policy development process through appropriate dissemination strategies.

Research History

The Rural Health Research Centers are funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP). Currently, Centers are funded through a four-year cooperative agreement. This research Center has produced research products funded by FORHP during the following years.

  • 1995 - 1996
  • 2000 - current