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MHPF Highlights

  • A Look At Potential Changes In Medicaid And Medicare Under President Trump


  • A coordinated response to substance abuse

    The Boston Globe

MHPF in the News

Press Releases

  • Release 5.17.12

    Public policy changes needed to get Massachusetts children physically active

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  • Release 6.21.10

    Report Confirms Massachusetts Will Realize Coverage Gains and Financial Benefits Through National Health Reform

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Forum held on November 29, 2016

Impact of the 2016 Presidential Election on Health Policy

Join us on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 at the Omni Parker House for a forum entitled, “Impact of the 2016 Presidential Election on Health Policy.” The event will feature a presentation on exit polling results by Robert Blendon, Professor of Health Policy and Political Analysis at the Harvard School of Public Health. There will be discussion on what we might expect from the new administration between Philip W. Johnston, Chair of the Massachusetts Health Policy Forum, former Chair of the Massachusetts State Democratic Party and Republican Representative Geoffrey G. Diehl. A continental breakfast will be served during registration between 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. We hope that you will be able to join us. 

Forum held on October 6, 2016

Integrating Oral Health into ACOs

Join us on Thursday, October 6 th, 2016 at the Omni Parker House for a forum entitled, “Integrating Oral Health into ACOs.” The forum will focus on the inclusion of oral health care into integrated health care delivery and financing systems. Oral health integration has the potential to improve health outcomes and generate cost savings. Particular attention will be paid to the integration of oral health services into Medicaid ACOs, alternative payment arrangements, and innovations in the private and non-profit health insurance markets. This work is supported in part by Health Care For All. 

Forum held on April 27, 2016

Reducing Risky Alcohol Use: What Health Care Systems Can Do

Join us on Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 at the Omni Parker House for a forum entitled “Reducing Risky Alcohol Use: What Health Care Systems Can Do.” Risky alcohol use results in significant costs to health care systems, governments, employers, and patients totaling over $249 billion annually. This forum will address strategies that health care systems can use to reduce risky drinking in Massachusetts. We will highlight models that are working around the country and share expertise from Massachusetts policy makers, health insurers and providers. This work is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors.  

  • Supported by:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Tufts Health Plan Foundation
  • Partners Health Care
  • Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare Foundation
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • The Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University