Tag Archives: Health Care

Persistent policy barriers a hindrance in tackling the opioid crisis

This article, by Louisa Munk of the University of Southern Maine, was originally published on the Bangor Daily News opinion page on July 2, 2019. By Louisa Munk, Opinion guest column. • July 2, 2019 7:48 am Updated: July 2, 2019 11:49 am Public health professionals struggle to bridge the divide between research and the implementation of evidence-based […]

Lawmakers said home health care was important. Now it’s time for them to do something about it.

This article, by Sandy Butler of the University of Maine, was originally published in the Bangor Daily News on March 26, 2019. By Sandra Butler, Special to the BDN • March 26, 2019 6:54 am Last November’s elections brought some dramatic changes to Maine’s Legislature and the Blaine House, which have resulted in a number of new […]

Home care referendum a necessity for Maine

This article, by Sandra Butler of the University of Maine and Luisa S. Deprez of the University of Southern Maine, was originally published in the Bangor Daily News Opinion Section on October 9, 2018. Maine is the oldest state in the country: 267,181 people — 20 percent of the population — is over age 65. Over the next […]