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Health needs assessment reveals disparities for individuals with disabilities
April 17, 2014
Health needs assessment reveals disparities for individuals with disabilities in Massachusetts

Individuals with disabilities in Massachusetts are more likely to experience poor physical and mental health, nicotine addiction and sexual violence, according to a report co-authored by UMass Medical School and Mass. DPH.

Who We are

UMass Medical School's Center for Health Policy and Research is dedicated to research, evaluation, and education initiatives that advance public health policy and outcomes worldwide.

Our approach informs all our work, including:

  • Researching and creating policy on public health services
  • Implementing and delivering those services
  • Supporting policy and program development for human service agencies and non-profits
  • Working with and for government health care agencies

As part of a leading academic health sciences center, our high-quality, insightful research shapes public policy, from the bedside to the community.

    Where We’ll be Next...

    5th Annual Patient Navigator/Community Health Worker Conference

    May 8, 2014 — Norwood, MA

    The Patient Navigator/Community Health Worker conference series provides professional development and networking opportunities, along with tools, resources, and practical skills building sessions. The conference series is designed for patient navigators, community health workers and those involved in developing patient navigator programs throughout the state and country.

    We will be exhibiting at this event. We hope to see you there!

    Projects and Publications

    February 01, 2014

    Authors from the MassAHEC Network describe how Community Health Workers are instrumental in outreach, education and enrollment efforts to support individuals and families navigating the new ACA health insurance mandate.