The first comprehensive textbook on correctional psychiatry will be released next month in an effort to improve the quality of care given to inmates with mental illnesses. Kenneth L. Appelbaum, MD, a co-editor of the textbook, sheds light on the need for mental health services in both correctional facilities and the community. Appelbaum is clinical professor of psychiatry at UMass Medical School and director of correctional mental health policy and research at its Center for Health Policy and Research, a unit within Commonwealth Medicine.
Clinical pharmacists from UMass Medical School will discuss opiates and the management of Hepatitis C drugs in Massachusetts at the American Drug Utilization Review Society (ADURS) 2015 Symposium Feb. 26-28 at the DoubleTree Paradise Valley Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.
UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits program will educate employers about building diversity by recruiting people with disabilities and dispelling myths about their productivity at a conference and career fair hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management Feb. 26 in Cambridge.
UMass Medical School and MassHealth, the state Medicaid program, are working on an initiative to keep children with high-risk asthma healthier by trying to ensure the use of proper medications and the elimination of triggers, while reducing costly hospital visits, according to a story in the Telegram & Gazette March 4.
A UMass Medical School survey of primary care physicians at Massachusetts community health centers finds an aging workforce with fewer doctors planning to continue working in the centers in the next five years.
The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) has refunded the UMass Medical School’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program with a $3.08 million, five-year grant.
Megan Northup needs workplace supports to accommodate disabilities related to her autism, and she had no aspirations for career advancement. That didn’t stop her mentor, UMass Medical School disability employment leader Kathleen A. Petkauskos, from promoting her. Petkauskos’ faith inspired a grateful Northup to nominate her for the National Disability Mentoring Coalition’s Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame.
UMass Medical School experts will present on educating medical and advanced practice nursing students about race, power and privilege in clinical settings and how partnerships can help when teaching population health at the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved’s annual conference July 31 through Aug. 3 at the Four Seasons in Washington, D.C.
UMass Medical School criminal justice expert Julie White writes that it took a paradigm shift over 102 years to pass the Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act (CARA), historic legislation that recognizes addiction is a disease and aims to provide services for prevention and recovery from substance abuse, in a blog on The Huffington Post.
Although Massachusetts leads the nation with the lowest rates of uninsurance, residents who are male, single, young, and low-income are more likely than others to be persistently without health insurance for two consecutive years. This was one of the findings of a report co-authored by researchers from UMass Medical School and the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority and funded by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation. The findings suggest that a variety of approaches are needed to reduce the number of residents who remain without health insurance.