This article describes the many initiatives of the MassAHEC Network program office at UMass Medical School and the AHEC of Southeastern MA (AHEC-SE) have engaged in to define and develop consumer engagement materials and activities. AHEC-SE has partnered with health professionals and AHECs to engage patients to identify their perspectives on the patient-centered medical home model.
Many U.S. physicians are similarly untrained about critical aspects of providing care to persons with disabilities, perhaps contributing to disparities in their care. Recognizing these inadequacies, U.S. medical educators are beginning to develop core competencies for trainees relating to the care of patients with disabilities
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.
The column discusses the need to allay any fears and uncertainties associated with hiring people with disabilities.
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.
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.
The authors estimate the prospect of benefit loss effects on work participation and earnings of participants in four disability programs using a unique survey.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A study on individual and system-level characteristics associated with mammography in women with intellectual disabilities, who are less likelly to undergo screening mammography.
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.
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.
The Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute (MMPI) released MassHealth: The Basics written by Robert Seifert and Andrew Cohen.
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.
The Clinical Pharmacy Services Insider provides objective information on the latest pharmacy products approved by the FDA.