The annual “Paving the Way to Health Care Access” medical interpreter conference is scheduled to take place June 28 in Marlborough Mass. at the Marlborough Courtyard Marriott Conference Center from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event, which draws medical interpreters from across Massachusetts, will feature 13 workshops over the course of the day.
“Raise the Bar Hire!” – the first annual Work Without Limits Conference – will take place October 8, 2013 in Norwood, MA at the Four Points by Sheraton. Work Without Limits is a statewide network of engaged employers and innovative, collaborative partners that aims to increase employment among individuals with disabilities. It is part of the Center for Health Policy and Research at Commonwealth Medicine.
Two-day conference to feature local experts and focus on improving mental health care in prisons.
Chicago, Ill. – The United States incarcerates more people than any other country in the world. On any given day, one in 100 adults is serving time behind bars. And, according to a 2005 report by the federal Bureau of Justice, more than half of all inmates had a mental health condition, and approximately the same percentage had a substance dependence or abuse problem.[i]
Greater Boston Business Council honors UMass Medical School Program as Outstanding Business Member of the Year.
The Greater Boston Business Council honored UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits program with its Outstanding Business Member of the Year Award for Excellence in Community Service at its recent annual awards ceremony.
Any parent will tell you; there are few more joyous occasions in life than the birth of a child. After months of preparation and expectation, a successful birth usually means putting prenatal worries in the rearview mirror and signals the start of a future filled with hopes, dreams and possibilities.
“Paving the Way to Health Care Access,” an annual continuing education conference, recently convened more than 200 health care professionals in a forum designed to help medical interpreters update their knowledge and prepare for one or both of the two nationally accepted medical interpreter certification exams. The conference was hosted by the Massachusetts Medicaid program (MassHealth) and the MassAHEC Network, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Forum on the Coordination of Interpreter Services (FOCIS).
Lisa Morris, M.S., will accept the Language Access Champion Award from the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care on behalf of the Massachusetts Area Health Education Center (MassAHEC) Network. MassAHEC is housed within Commonwealth Medicine’s Center for Health Policy and Research.
Jean Sullivan, Director, and Robert Seifert, Principal Associate, Center for Health Law and Economics — part of Commonwealth Medicine — provided a briefing on the Massachusetts Medicaid program, MassHealth, to about 20 journalists as part of a
Jay Himmelstein, M.D., M.P.H., principal investigator for the New England States Collaborative for Insurance Exchange Systems, will serve as a panel moderator at the Princeton Conference, held May 22–24 in Princeton, N.J. With several well-known health insurance exchange (HIX) experts on the panel, the session will feature discussion of the question “How Are States Progressing in Setting Up State-Based Exchanges?”
Health care reform expert Jean Sullivan participates in panel discussion at National Lieutenant Governors Association meeting
At the recent National Lieutenant Governors Association Federal-States Relations Meeting in Washington, D.C., Commonwealth Medicine’s Jean Sullivan, J.D., a health care reform expert, participated in a panel discussion entitled “The Changed Health Care Landscape States Now Face.”