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:
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
In a neighborhood near you: How community health workers help people obtain health insurance and primary care
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.