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May 16, 2014

A survey reveals that 45 percent of the state’s residents have been told they have a chronic condition, according to the Hartford Business Journal.

Map of New York State
May 15, 2014

The Federal Bureau of Prisons has awarded UMass Medical School a multimillion dollar contract to manage comprehensive medical services for nearly 1,000 inmates at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) located in Ray Brook, New York.

May 09, 2014

Truly compassionate care can only be achieved when health care leaders make it a priority and remove barriers to patient-centered care, UMass Medical School’s Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, said at The Schwartz Center’s 12th Annual Celebration of Women in Healthcare on May 8.

Joyce A. Murphy
May 05, 2014

Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, executive vice chancellor of UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, will be one of six to share personal stories of compassionate healthcare at The Schwartz Center’s 12th Annual Celebration of Women in Healthcare May 8.

April 28, 2014

UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits program, in the division of Commonwealth Medicine, is helping a local startup company turn discarded surgical tape into fashionable tote bags and employing people with disabilities to get the job done, according to an April 27 article in the Telegram & Gazette.

April 25, 2014

A new report from UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division and the Department of Public Health highlights the ways Massachusetts residents with disabilities “fare worse” than those without disabilities when it comes to physical and mental health and quality medical care, according to a post on WBUR’s CommonHealth blog.

April 17, 2014

Individuals with disabilities in Massachusetts are more likely to experience poor physical and mental health, nicotine addiction and sexual violence, according to a report released this week co-authored by UMass Medical School and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

April 11, 2014

MassHealth cares for more than half of state residents with disabilities and has increased its per capita spending one percent over the past five years, according to a Health Care For All blog post about a series of charts created by UMass Medical School.

UMass Medical School disability program honored at State House
April 10, 2014

UMass Medical School’s Disability Evaluation Services was honored for its role in helping people with mental illness reenter the workforce at the Massachusetts Clubhouse Coalition’s 15th Annual Employer Awards Celebration at the State House on April 9.

April 09, 2014

The Center for Health Law and Economics’ (CHLE) work developing a financial model for Vermont’s innovative single-payer health care system is explained in a article.

 Pig feet at UMMS leadership conference
April 07, 2014

A leadership conference at UMass Medical School, which drew more than 250 members of the MassAHEC HOSA organization, opened high school and college students’ eyes to possible health careers, according to an article in the Sunday Telegram & Gazette.

Students at the HOSA conference
April 03, 2014

Three hundred high school and college students statewide representing MassAHEC HOSA will convene at UMass Medical School on Saturday to participate in the 2014 State Leadership Conference, where they will participate in 21 competitions, nine hands-on clinic stations and four seminars.

Massachusetts Health Reform table
March 26, 2014

Robert W. Seifert, MPA, principal associate at the Center for Health Law and Economics at UMass Medical School,is co-author of a report that summarizes findings from the 2012 Massachusetts Health Reform Survey (MHRS) commissioned by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 

March 19, 2014

Incarcerated elders are the fastest growing segment of the prison population, and their numbers have increased nearly 200 percent since the 1990s, according to the National Institute of Corrections. These inmates pose a challenge to correctional administrators because they often suffer from chronic illnesses and disabilities that can be complex to manage and expensive to treat.

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February 25, 2014

Fitchburg High School student Alaina Valcourt tells WCVB Channel 5 that a statewide youth-to-health careers program at UMass Medical School is a perfect fit for her aspirations to become a doctor.