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UMass Medical School Sibling Support Program Director to share strategies to help siblings of children with mental health needs

The director of UMass Medical School’s Sibling Support Program will discuss the experience of siblings of children with mental health issues and the strategies that can be used to support them at the Wayside Youth & Family Support Network May 2. The presentation is being held to celebrate Children’s Mental Health Week.

Telegram & Gazette: Shriver Center projects aim to improve dental care for those with disabilities

Dentists in general practice are taking on more patients with special needs, but those with intellectual or developmental disabilities may still have difficulty finding dentists to treat them. Two Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center projects aim to change that by training dentists how to care for this population and researching the most effective treatment techniques, according to an article in the Telegram & Gazette April 29.

The New Yorker: UMass Medical School correctional mental health expert says psychiatric organizations don’t pay attention to challenges of working in prisons

Kenneth L. Appelbaum, MD, a correctional mental health expert at UMass Medical School, says psychiatric organizations don’t pay enough attention to the challenges of their members who work in prisons, according to an article in The New Yorker published online ahead of the May 2 print issue.

Health care affordability still a challenge in Massachusetts, says report authored by UMass Medical School

Affordability of health care continues to be a challenge for many Massachusetts residents despite high rates of insurance coverage, according to a report co-authored by a team from UMass Medical School and commissioned by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) Foundation.

Texting new mothers to improve postpartum care, a partnership between UMass Medical School and MassHealth

More than a thousand pregnant women and new moms in Massachusetts are now able to receive appointment reminders and learn about nutrition, safety and other postpartum issues – via text – through an innovative partnership between UMass Medical School and MassHealth. 

Amy Weinstock in Worcester Business Journal: new insurance tool helps families access coverage for autism services

When the daughter of Amy K. Weinstock, director of UMass Medical School’s Autism Insurance Resource Center, was diagnosed with autism 16 years ago, health insurance didn’t cover medical treatments to help the disorder. Most states today require insurance to cover some treatments for autism, and UMass Medical School’s new autism insurance tool is helping families access that coverage, Weinstock wrote in Worcester Business Journal's Health quarterly.

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