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UMMS & MassHealth partnering to enhance care and resources for kids with asthma.
December 19, 2014
UMass Medical School and MassHealth partnering to enhance care and resources for children with high-risk asthma

UMass Medical School is partnering with MassHealth, the state Medicaid program, on a pilot that aims to improve health outcomes of children with high-risk asthma and reduce costly hospital visits through nontraditional interventions and services.

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...

    AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference

    February 9-10 — Washington, DC

    This event provides an experts perspective on the nation’s health policy agenda, and aims to provide clarity on the most critical health care issues and immediate policy priorities, with in-depth analysis from health policy insiders.

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

    Projects and Publications

    October 01, 2014

    Adverse event (AE) detection and reporting practices were compared during the first phase of the Emergency Department Safety Assessment and Follow-up Evaluation (ED-SAFE), a suicide intervention study.  Findings provide support for utilizing multiple methods for more robust AE detection in suicide research.