Population Health


As stewards of the public health and one of the state’s largest employer groups, hospitals are well positioned to address the various health needs of their patients, employees, communities and all residents of the commonwealth. Through the top notch care they provide, as well as their community benefit programs and worksite wellness initiatives, hospitals are tackling many important public health issues including the rising obesity epidemic, health disparities, and chronic disease management.
UMass Memorial Medical Center was one of three finalists for the prestigious 2017 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service.
Attend A Map Through the Maze on Wednesday, May 23 at the DCU Center in Worcester.
Registration is now open for the 2018 Patient Safety Forum.
EOHHS announced a new opportunity for primary care providers seeking to participate in the new MassHealth ACO program.
The IHI/NPSF Patient Safety Congress takes place in May.
A new study shows that the cost of hunger and food insecurity in Massachusetts totals $2.4 billion a year.
DPH has released the latest figures on opioid-related deaths in Massachusetts throughout all of 2017.
A new healthcare policy/advocacy group – United States of Care – launched last week.
Massachusetts is the healthiest state in the union, according to a new survey from United Health foundation.
Caring for specific populations can be daunting in today’s fast-paced environment.
The Massachusetts House and Senate last Tuesday both passed the ACCESS bill that guarantees women access to preventive healthcare, including contraception coverage, without co-pays. The bill now awaits Governor Baker’s signature.
Caring for specific populations – and ensuring that they are receiving equitable, high-quality care – can be daunting in today’s fast-paced environment.
Caring for specific populations – and ensuring that they are receiving equitable, high-quality care – can be daunting in today’s fast-paced environment.
HB1304 An Act Establishing a Primary Seat Belt Law
SB995 would bring important equity to the application of penalties related to violations of the state’s wage and hour laws.
The Joint Committee on Public Health on Tuesday heard testimony on a bill that would create a new level of dental practice – Advance Dental Hygiene Practitioners (ADHP).
The Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association (MHA), on behalf of our member hospitals, health systems, physician organizations and allied healthcare providers, appreciates the opportunity to offer its strong support for HB659.
The Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA), on behalf of its member hospitals and health systems, appreciate this opportunity to offer its strong support for HB3093/SB783, “An Act Improving Medical Decision Making.”
The state’s Interagency Task Force on Newborns with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome issued its final report this week that assesses existing services and programs in the commonwealth for mothers and newborns with neonatal abstinence syndrome
A coalition of 27 healthcare, consumer, and business organizations who make up the Massachusetts Telemedicine Coalition (tMED) today announced the filing of state legislation to advance and promote access to telemedicine services for patients.