The rising demand for American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters who have the proficiency and comfort to perform in a health care setting led to the development of a new training program offered by UMass Medical School, MassHealth, and the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
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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.
UMass Medical School has been awarded a contract to improve evaluations of six youth health careers pipeline programs offered by the Connecticut Area Health Education Center (CT AHEC) Network, associated with the UConn School of Medicine.
A standardized direct care worker curriculum being developed for state colleges by a consortium led by UMass Medical School and funded by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education will improve care and help workers advance in their careers, according to an April 4 MassLive.com article.
Warren Ferguson, MD, has been named the 2016 Community Clinician of the Year by the Worcester district of the Massachusetts Medical Society. Dr. Ferguson is director of academic programs for the Health and Criminal Justice Program and medical director of the Massachusetts Area Health Education Center.