December 10, 2015
Join us on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at the Omni Parker House for a half-day forum entitled “Severe Brain Injury in Massachusetts: Assessing the Continuum of Care." This forum will examine treatment and service disparities for survivors of severe brain injury in light of coverage expansions and health care system and financing changes under state and national reform. The research will quantify the problems, costs, and the potential consequences to both the brain injury survivors and the state as a whole. The forum will explore potential options and action steps to reduce disparities and move towards a more equitable distribution of critical resources. A full agenda and event invitation will be distributed this fall.
Forum held on December 11, 2014
The Time is Now: Tackling Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mental and Behavioral Health Services in Massachusetts
Join us on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at the Omni Parker House for a forum entitled “The Time is Now: Tackling Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mental and Behavioral Health Services in Massachusetts.” This forum will examine the magnitude and persistence of racial and ethnic health care disparities with a focus on the delivery of behavioral health services. Ongoing challenges and potential solutions will be examined in light of health care system and financing changes under state and national reform. The research will quantify the problem, costs and consequences. The forum will explore potential options and action steps to reduce disparities and move towards a more equitable distribution of critical resources.
Forum held on January 24, 2014
Join us on Friday, January 24, 2014 at the Boston Marriott Newton for the fourth forum on healthy aging, “Healthy Aging in the Commonwealth: Charting a Path Forward."During this forum, we will unveil the forthcoming report on healthy aging – the first of its kind in the state to provide data on health and social indicators for older adults in communities across Massachusetts. We will also showcase a new website for the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative designed to connect professionals, advocates, senior activists, and communities in the field of healthy aging. The forum will feature keynote speaker Joseph Coughlin, Ph.D., noted author, speaker and director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab. The Rev. Liz Walker of Roxbury Presbyterian Church will lead a discussion with Massachusetts Public Health Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett and Massachusetts Elder Affairs Secretary Ann Hartstein on healthy aging indicators in the state. And, due to popular demand, the poster session will return this year to highlight a number of healthy aging activities in Massachusetts.