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Dr. Warren J. Ferguson to call on Family Medicine educators to help end the era of mass incarceration
March 16, 2016

UMass Medical School’s correctional health expert Warren J. Ferguson, MD, will take the stage at the STFM Annual Spring Conference on Wednesday, May 4, and will challenge family medicine health professionals and educators to serve and advocate for populations affected by mass incarceration.

March 15, 2016

The 9th annual Academic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health will feature an Implementation Science Track on substance abuse treatment for incarcerated individuals at release when it convenes March 16-18 at the Embassy Suites Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland. 

Shriver Center autism advocate to present on working with families through early identification of delays
March 14, 2016

Elaine Gabovitch, MPA, an autism advocate at UMass Medical School, will discuss how a family-centered approach can assist in identifying delays at the Division for Early Childhood’s Institute on Family Engagement in Early Childhood Special Education March 16.

March 10, 2016

The Children’s High-Risk Asthma Bundled Payment demonstration, a partnership between UMass Medical School and MassHealth, the state Medicaid program, is featured in a Center for Health Care Strategies brief about innovative models that include support services. 

New England Psychologist says support group helping siblings of children with mental illness
March 07, 2016

UMass Medical School’s Sibling Support Program encourages siblings of children undergoing inpatient mental health treatment to talk about what is happening at home, Emily Rubin, MA, creator and director of the program, told New England Psychologist.

UMass Medical School health policy experts prepare a resource guide on community health worker certification processes in 15 states.
March 02, 2016

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.

Study led by UMass Medical School reveals reasons more than 200,000 individuals in Massachusetts are still uninsured
March 01, 2016

The cost of health insurance, limits in eligibility and difficulties with the application process are among the major reasons more than 200,000 individuals across Massachusetts are still uninsured, according to a report co-authored by UMass Medical School and commissioned by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) Foundation. The report authors conclude that the experiences of the remaining uninsured can inform future strategies for improving health insurance access.

Massachusetts Medical Society: Dr. Warren Ferguson named 2016 Community Clinician of the Year
February 23, 2016

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.

UMass Medical School pharmacists to present at American Drug Utilization Review Society conference
February 22, 2016

UMass Medical School pharmacists will discuss proposed regulations for managed care and display posters on a cardiovascular drug and a pediatric behavioral health medication safety initiative at the American Drug Utilization Review Society conference Feb. 25-27 at the DoubleTree Paradise Valley Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Amy Weinstock talks to Stateline about autism insurance coverage
February 19, 2016

UMass Medical School’s autism insurance expert spoke to Stateline about access to coverage for autism services and supports in Massachusetts. The PEW Charitable Trusts news service reported Feb. 19 that autism insurance coverage varies across the 44 states in which it is required.

UMass Medical School health policy experts to be panelists at World Congress Summit on Managed Long Term Services and Supports
February 17, 2016

Two UMass Medical School health policy experts will be panelists at the World Congress Summit on Managed Long Term Services and Supports Feb. 23 and 24 at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.

UMass Medical School, Franciscan Hospital for Children partner on Sibling Support Program
February 16, 2016

Families of children receiving inpatient mental health treatment at the Franciscan Hospital for Children are learning about resiliency and healing from their trauma through UMass Medical School’s Sibling Support Program.

UMass Medical School survey of Vermont employers finds health insurance benefits vary
February 11, 2016

A UMass Medical School survey of Vermont employers finds health insurance benefits vary considerably, with one-fourth of the Vermont employers who offer health insurance to their employees covering 100 percent of employees’ health insurance premiums and a third contributing less than 70 percent.

February 10, 2016

The Northeast Human Resources Association (NEHRA) has named UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits the 2016 Frank X. McCarthy Organizational Diversity Champion for its efforts to improve workplace diversity and the employment rate of people with disabilities.

Paul Jeffrey named chair of the Eastern Medicaid Pharmacy Administrators Association.
February 05, 2016

Paul L. Jeffrey, PharmD, a pharmacy director in UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, has been named chair of the Eastern Medicaid Pharmacy Administrators Association (EMPAA).

 

 

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