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February 22, 2019

Our employees raised $1,100 for the Ava Roy Fund through charitable “$3 Dress Down Days.” The fund raises money in support of the daughter of Christopher Roy, a Worcester firefighter who tragically passed away in December 2018 fighting a fire.

Work Without Limits in New York
February 12, 2019

Work Without Limits expands comprehensive benefits counseling services to New York through cooperative agreement with Social Security. Experts will advise people with disabilities on how working can impact their public benefits

February 05, 2019


Redesigning pediatric primary care in Connecticut to become a hub for child and family health could lead to better long-term outcomes and a healthier population. Robert Siefert & Hilary Diegnan compiled the report for Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut (CHDI) & Connecticut Health Foundation.

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January 22, 2019

New research on the positive impact recovery coaches can have on individuals with opioid use disorder builds the case for why this unique addition to treatment deserves consideration from state policy makers. Our Katharine London shares findings in report for RIZE Massachusetts.

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January 11, 2019

A new study in Health Affairs shows that women who were homeless during their pregnancies had significantly higher rates of health complications, such as hypertension, anemia, hemorrhage and early labor, compared with those who were not homeless.

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December 26, 2018

Let’s press rewind on 2018 and revisit some of the stories that resonated most with our readers in this list of the top 10 most read Commonwealth Medicine news articles, blogs and publications.

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December 18, 2018

Holiday gifts will be delivered to 125 children in foster care or state custody through the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families thanks to the generous donations made by employees of UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division.

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December 10, 2018

Robert W. Seifert, MPA, a UMass Medical School health policy expert, will moderate a panel about the barriers to care for mental health and substance use disorders (SUD) at a Massachusetts Health Reform Survey event hosted by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation at The Colonnade Hotel in Boston on Dec. 11.

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December 06, 2018

A disability evaluation expert from UMass Medical School presented to the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) in Washington, D.C. on the findings of a research project related to the intersection between Mental Cognitive Demands and employment.

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November 16, 2018

Pharmacy experts including Umass Medical School’s Kimberly Lenz, PharmD, discussed the ways they believe technological advances like blockchains can be utilized to face the nation’s opioid crisis in an article for the Pharmacy Technology Report.

November 07, 2018

UMass Medical School experts will share how they can partner with Medicaid agencies to scale the cost containment summit while exhibiting in Booth #76-77 at the National Association of Medicaid Directors fall conference Nov. 12-14 in Washington, D.C.

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November 06, 2018

The Family Medicine Education Consortium is set to recognize UMass Medical School’s Warren J. Ferguson, MD, for earning top honors in its Creative Writing Competition.

November 01, 2018

A unique approach to covering the costs of expensive life-saving CAR-T therapies developed by UMass Medical School in partnership with the Massachusetts Medicaid program, MassHealth, is featured in a recent American Journal of Managed Care article.

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October 18, 2018

The  UMass Medical School Health and Criminal Justice Program will be exhibiting at the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) Conference Oct. 21-24 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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October 17, 2018

A health policy expert in UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division led a team in creating an interactive tool for Families USA that estimates the impact of community health worker (CHW) services in addressing childhood asthma.