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Rural Health
Resources by State: Maine

Maine Department of Health and Human Services - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Resources and information on Maine's response to COVID-19, including guidance for healthcare providers, news releases, and information on cases in the state.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Maine Department of Health and Human Services
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Rural Disparities in End-of-life Care for Patients with Heart Failure: Are They Due to Geography or Socioeconomic Disparity?
Examines the relationship of rurality, socioeconomic background, and end-of-life care for patients with heart failure in Maine. Includes data on healthcare utilization at end-of-life by age, sex, rurality, insurance type, and area deprivation index.
Author(s): Rebecca N. Hutchinson, Paul K. J. Han, F. Lee Lucas, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
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Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development 2020 Annual Report
Highlights the accomplishments of the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development in 2020. Covers outreach and research initiatives on topics including COVID-19 response, food security, community development, and behavioral health.
Date: 03/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development
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High-Functioning Rural Medicare ACOs – A Qualitative Review
Describes the success factors common to high-performing Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) based in rural areas of New York, Maine, Missouri and Arkansas, and New Hampshire. Examines these organizations' governance, ACO history, operations, finances, population health, and lessons learned.
Author(s): Thomas Vaughn, Keith Mueller, Clinton MacKinney
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Maine Health Access Foundation: Reaching Out to Organizations to Provide Directed Grants
An interview with Barbara Leonard and Ruta Kadonoff of the Maine Health Access Foundation. Discusses how the foundation provided unrestricted COVID-19 grants and open competitive grants and partnered with other philanthropies pooling together COVID-19 response funds. Describes the foundation's support for EMS, telehealth, tribal communities, behavioral health, and other concerns important to rural Maine.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Maine
Shows the state's Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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FY 2020: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Maine Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Maine in Fiscal Year 2020. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Multiple COVID-19 Outbreaks Linked to a Wedding Reception in Rural Maine — August 7–September 14, 2020
Reports on a COVID-19 outbreak that began at a rural Maine wedding reception and spread in the local community and to a long-term care facility and a correctional facility in other counties. Discusses the impact of noncompliance with CDC's recommended mitigation measures.
Author(s): Parag Mahale, Craig Rothfuss, Sarah Bly, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(45), 1686-1690
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Engaging Communities to Preserve Access to Emergency Medical Services in Rural Maine
White paper focusing on rural EMS issues and how Informed Community Self Determination (ICSD) might be implemented to address these issues in Maine. Intended to ensure that individuals understand the EMS capabilities in their community, that the services are the type and level needed, and that services are adequately funded.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Action Network
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Maine Hospital Association - COVID-19
Highlights resources and information pertaining to COVID-19 for hospitals in Maine. Features information for hospitals regarding personal protective equipment, ventilators, and telehealth among other resources.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Maine Hospital Association
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