Our Work

Subscribe to Publications
Technical Report
April 04, 2012

This research brief presents further issues to consider in assessing the desirability of a State Basic Health Program (SBHP) in Connecticut and the optimal timing for implementing it.

Blog
March 23, 2012

The column discusses the need to allay any fears and uncertainties associated with hiring people with disabilities.

Journal Article
March 07, 2012

The present paper discusses how features of ADHD, including inattention, reward sensitivity, and impulsivity, may impact obesity risk and have implications for the management of obesity.

Technical Report
February 10, 2012

The policy brief discusses the challenges and implications of the Medicaid program, including options for reducing the reactive swings in MassHealth funding and services that coincide with downturns in the economy.

Journal Article
February 03, 2012

The authors estimate the prospect of benefit loss effects on work participation and earnings of participants in four disability programs using a unique survey.

Presentation
February 02, 2012

This presentation provides highlights of a research brief released by the Legal Assistance Resource Center of Connecticut. The brief includes more detail about the State Basic Health Program (SBHP), the analysis, and citations to data sources.

Journal Article
February 01, 2012

The results of a parent questionnaire about mealtimes that included households with children on the autism spectrum. It measured family meal structure, problematic child mealtime behaviors, use of food as reward, parentals concern about child diet, spousal stress related to child mealtime behavior, more.

Technical Report
January 01, 2012

This issue brief was presented to the Connecticut State Legislature on January 31, 2012. An update to this January 2012 Research Brief was published on April 4, 2012.

Journal Article
January 01, 2012

A discussion of the innovative approach to solving the unemployment problem facing working-age adults with disabilities through the creation of the Bristol Employment Collaborative,

one of five Regional Employment Collaboratives in Massachusetts affiliated with UMass Medical School.

Journal Article
January 01, 2012

Article on determining whether dietary patterns and associations between dietary patterns and body mass index (BMI) differed between 53 children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and 58 typically developing children, ages 3–11. 

Presentation
November 03, 2011

This study seeks to better understand how persons with mental health conditions from two cultural groups – Latinos and Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D/HH) - access recovery-based services.

Presentation
November 03, 2011

This study, which is related to another study the authors have done on the same subject, seeks to better understand how persons with mental health conditions from two cultural groups - Latinos and Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D/HH) - access recovery-based services. 

Journal Article
November 01, 2011

As HIV more widely is considered a chronic disease and HIV care is returning more to the primary care workforce, AIDS Education and Training Centers are available to support the health care teams starting with those with little experience in HIV to develop the knowledge and skills needed to care for this often underserved population, to those who continue to need ongoing support to continue to provide state-of-the-art care for people living with HIV.

Journal Article
November 01, 2011

A study on individual and system-level characteristics associated with mammography in women with intellectual disabilities, who are less likelly to undergo screening mammography.

Technical Report
November 01, 2011

This report summarizes recommendations that were developed to establish a more consistent approach to operationalizing the case definition for the purpose of public health surveillance among adults with intellectual disability in the United States.

Journal Article
November 01, 2011

Article on the effects of Massachusetts health reform on working-age people with disabilities. The Massachusetts outcomes demonstrate that insurance subsidies, Medicaid expansions for low-income adults, and enrollment initiatives can lead to substantial reductions in uninsurance and cost-related problems obtaining care among working-age people with disabilities.

Technical Report
October 31, 2011

The Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute (MMPI) released MassHealth:  The Basics written by Robert Seifert and Andrew Cohen.

Presentation
October 27, 2011

Presentaiton on the results and implications of a survey of mental health directors in all 51 state and federal prison systems on the extent of self-injurious behavior by inmates, including incidence and prevalence, adverse consequences, and management.

Technical Report
October 15, 2011

The Clinical Pharmacy Services Insider provides objective information on the latest pharmacy products approved by the FDA.

Presentation
September 28, 2011

This presentation provides an overview of the Massachusetts Pediatric Bundled Payment Pilot, including goals and objectives, eligibility requirements, scope of services, implementation plans, and outcome measures.

Presentation
September 12, 2011

This presentation outlines benefits, rational, and services when designing home and community based programs.

Pages