A six-year effort to improve the training and advance the skills of direct care workers was highlighted in a Sept. 19 article in Worcester Business Journal’s Health quarterly.
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A UMass Medical School expert on medical interpretation and cultural competency has co-authored an advanced Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) module to instruct researchers on strategies to obtain informed consent from potential study participants who do not speak English well.
A UMass Medical School survey of primary care physicians (PCPs) at Massachusetts community health centers (CHCs) finds a workforce more prepared to practice in a health center through training while also citing concerns of an aging workforce, according to an article in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.
UMass Medical School is consulting on the development of an evaluation plan to help guide a Connecticut State Innovation Model (SIM) initiative integrating community health workers into Connecticut’s health care delivery and payment systems.
The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) Foundation’s Connecting Consumers with Care grant program can serve as a model for other organizations, states or policymakers interested in supporting and training outreach workers enrolling consumers into health plans, according to a new report developed by UMass Medical School.
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.
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.