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UMass Medical School offers blueprint for Connecticut community health worker intervention programs

Healthcare organizations in Connecticut could improve the health of high-need patients with asthma, diabetes, and other chronic conditions while also saving money by hiring community health workers, according to an analysis completed by UMass Medical School for the Connecticut Health Foundation.

UMass Medical School team finds some states would face challenges creating a Basic Health Program

A team of UMass Medical School experts say in an article for the Connecticut Health Foundation that it could be a challenge for some states to establish the Basic Health Program (BHP), an option under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that could make health insurance more affordable for some individuals and families.

UMass Medical School health policy experts to discuss Affordable Care Act and Medicaid waivers, federal guidance at Connecticut forum

UMass Medical School health policy experts will discuss Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid waivers and newly issued federal guidance at an event June 28 sponsored by the Connecticut Health Foundation in collaboration with the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut.

Analysis reveals thousands of Connecticut parents could lose health insurance under budget proposal

Up to 10,000 parents in Connecticut could lose health coverage if a proposal to change eligibility requirements for HUSKY A, the state’s Medicaid program, is successful, according to an analysis conducted by health policy experts from UMass Medical School and released by the Connecticut Health Foundation (CT Health) on March 18.

UMass Medical School policy briefs explain how Connecticut can use waivers to improve health insurance access and affordability

Waivers available under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid can be used to improve health insurance affordability and access in Connecticut, according to briefs authored by health policy experts at UMass Medical School and released jointly by the Connecticut Health Foundation (CT Health) and Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut.

UMass Medical School health policy experts compile guide on community health worker certification systems in 15 states

UMass Medical School health policy experts have prepared a resource guide on community health worker (CHW) certification processes in 15 states that reveals wide variability. The Connecticut Health Foundation (CT Health) commissioned the guide to help inform development of a CHW certification process in Connecticut.