Flex Monitoring Team, University of Southern Maine
John Gale is a Senior Research Associate and the Director of Policy Engagement at the Maine Rural Health Research Center. His work concentrates on rural delivery systems including Rural Health Clinics; Critical Access Hospitals; and mental health, substance use, primary care, and EMS services as well as program outcome measurement and evaluation. The central focus of his work is on the development of systems of care that overcome the siloes inherent in our health care system and the development of programs and services to support rural providers. He serves as the principal investigator for Maine’s work on the Flex Monitoring Team and the Frontier Community Health Integration Project Demonstration. He has worked with CAHs and the Flex Program for over 20 years. He serves on the Board of Trustees for the National Rural Health Association and is the organizations President-Elect. He also serves on the Technical Expert Panel for the National Quality Forum’s MAP Rural Health Workgroup and the National Academy of Medicine’s Working Group on CHNA Principles and Practice. Prior to joining the Research Center, Mr. Gale served as a senior manager with primary care and multi-specialty behavioral health practices.
This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB1RH24206, Information Services to Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Grantees, $1,205,000 (0% financed with nongovernmental sources). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.