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Massachusetts Health Policy Student Forum: January 8-9, 2013

Student Forum 2013 Agenda

Background Reading List

1. Summary of Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012
2. State Exchange Profiles: Massachusetts
3. Medical Group Responses to Global Payment: Early Lessons From the Alternative Quality Contract in MA
4. Private-Payer Innovation in Massachusetts: The Alternative Quality Contract
5. Health Care Costs and Spending in Massachusetts: A Review of the Evidence
6. Lessons from the Implementation of MASSACHUSETTS HEALTH REFORM
7. Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Strategies for Successful State Implementation of the Affordable Care Act

2013 Speaker Biographies and Photos

Speaker Presentations from our 2013 Forum:

Roni Mansur

Aron Boros

Marcia Fowler

Lauren Smith

Iyah Romm

Lea Ojamaa

History:

The Massachusetts Health Policy Forum (MHPF) located at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University was created in 1998 to bring public and private health care leaders together to engage in focused discussion on critical health policy challenges facing the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Student Forum:

The Massachusetts Health Policy Forum organizes an annual student forum designed to give advanced graduate students in public health, medicine and health policy direct access to the workings of state government. Students have an opportunity to meet with the senior legislative and state administrative officials to discuss the operations and responsibilities of state government. This is generally done in the context of pressing contemporary issues.

Funding:

The Massachusetts Health Policy Forum is supported by grants from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Partners Health Care. The Forum is also part of the The National State Health Policy Institutes Collaborative a national network of nonpartisan health policy organizations.

Sponsors:

The Massachusetts Health Policy Student Forums are sponsored by the participating schools: Boston University School of Medicine
Boston University School of Public Health
Bouve College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University
Harvard School of Public Health
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University
Simmons School of Management
Tufts University School of Medicine
UMass Boston, College of Nursing and Health Sciences
UMass Medical School and Commonwealth Medicine, and
UMass School of Public Health and Health Sciences
.

Who Should Apply:

Applications from advanced graduate students in public health, medicine and health policy are accepted by partcipating school representatives:

Boston University School of Medicine Primary Care Residency Program
Contact Prof. Angela Jackson: bruce.martin@bmc.org
Boston University School of Public Health
Contact Prof. Alan Sager: asager@bu.edu
Bouve College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University
Contact Prof. Elmer Freeman: e.freeman@neu.edu
Harvard School of Public Health
Contact Prof. Nancy Turnbull: nturnbul@hsph.harvard.edu
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University
Contact Prof. Michael Doonan: doonan@brandeis.edu
Graduate Program in Health Care Administration, Simmons School of Management
Contact Prof. Robert Coulam: coulam@simmons.edu
Tufts University School of Medicine
Contact Prof. Amy Lischko: amy.lischko@tufts.edu
UMass Boston, College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Contact Prof. Carol Ellenbecker: carol.ellenbecker@umb.edu
UMass Medical School and Commonwealth Medicine, Worcester
Contact Prof. Jay Himmelstein or Prof. Michael Tutty: michael.tutty@umassmed.edu
UMass School of Public Health & Health Sciences, Amherst
Contact Prof. Michael Begay: begay@schoolph.umass.edu