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Student with disabilities with his friends
February 14, 2017

UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits, a statewide network dedicated to advancing the employment of people with disabilities, is linking with Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD) to offer e-mentoring to Massachusetts community college students with disabilities.

Headlines about inmates and addiciton
January 31, 2017

To improve treatment of substance use disorder in prison and jail populations, UMass Medical School has teamed up with the departments of corrections in Connecticut and Rhode Island, and the sheriffs in the Massachusetts counties of Middlesex and Barnstable. This correctional health practice collaborative will help participants implement evidence-based approaches in correctional settings.

January 18, 2017

Repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act could impact core components of the health care law that involve revenue and expenditures, Jay Himmelstein, MD, MPH, chief federal strategist at UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, said as part of panel on impending changes to health care reform Jan. 18 at UMass Medical School.

Jorge Sanchez
January 13, 2017

At the 29th annual tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 12, UMass Medical School Chancellor Michael F. Collins announced that the 2017 Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence in Diversity recipient is Jorge Sanchez Jr., director of client relations for Commonwealth Medicine and co-chair of the Commonwealth Medicine Cultural Diversity Committee.

Medicine bottles on a sgelf
January 12, 2017

The Massachusetts Health Council’s 19th Annual Pharmacy Public Health Policy Symposium on Jan. 18 will feature UMass Medical School Pharmacy Director Paul L. Jeffrey, PharmD, who will review new policy decisions, revised regulations and reimbursement changes that impact the MassHealth Pharmacy program.

Temple Grandin
January 10, 2017

Temple Grandin, PhD, one of the most accomplished autism advocates in the world, will deliver the keynote address at the Work Without Limits Raise the Bar Hire! conference Oct. 5. UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits is a statewide network of engaged employers and innovative, collaborative partners that aims to increase employment among individuals with disabilities.

Collage of images about most read stories of 2016
December 28, 2016

From celebrating the first birthday of a baby saved by newborn screening to recommending policies that will help people with psychiatric disabilities obtain and maintain employment, here is a selection of the most read Commonwealth Medicine stories of 2016. They illustrate the broad reach of our UMass Medical School division and its mission of increasing access to quality health care and training providers to meet patient needs.

Man using computer
December 19, 2016

Individuals with disabilities are persistently underemployed in Massachusetts and across the country, and Work Without Limits seeks to bridge that gap with their recently launched job board, Jobs Without Limits.

Mobile app and blood pressure
December 13, 2016

A first of its kind pilot that will in January begin monitoring patients on specialty drugs in real-time is a partnership between UMass Medical School and tech startup InterVRX, according to an article in Specialty Pharmacy Continuum.

Patient with doctor
December 12, 2016

The Care Transformation Collaborative of Rhode Island (CTC), a patient-centered medical home initiative managed by UMass Medical School, is one of 14 regions selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to participate in its largest primary care improvement initiative.

Pills on money
December 07, 2016

A pharmacist from UMass Medical School’s Clinical Pharmacy Services discusses the efficacy and expected costs of specialty drugs in the pipeline for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, atopic dermatitis, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and ovarian cancer in Specialty Pharmacy Continuum.

Woman in wheelchair working
December 05, 2016

The US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) has chosen UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits (WWL) to become its Massachusetts affiliate, a designation that will expand efforts to promote and support disability inclusion among employers in the state.

Health care infographic
November 30, 2016

UMass Medical School’s Clinical Pharmacy Services has partnered with InterVRx to review the accuracy, completeness and usability of specialty drug clinical protocols used within its patient monitoring platform.

Senior woman and caregiver
November 21, 2016

The Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) and Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JF&CS) are collaborating with Mass Council on Aging (MCOA), the Alzheimer’s Association, UMass Medical School and other partners on the Dementia Friendly Massachusetts Initiative, which strives to make communities supportive and inclusive of individuals living with dementia and their families.

Doctor with patient
November 16, 2016

The successful recruitment strategies of the Southern New England Practice Transformation Network (SNE-PTN), a collaborative led by UMass Medical School and UConn Health, were selected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to present in a poster at the 2016 CMS Quality Conference at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Maryland Dec. 13-16.

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