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Employee Spotlight: Natalya Martins

(August 2022)

Natalya Martins, MPH, has a placard with a quote from Indigenous Australian and activist Lilla Wilson hanging in her office:

“If you have come here to help me you are wasting your time, but if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work

Employee Spotlight: Natalya Martins2022-11-15T10:03:13-05:00

MHQP Launches Initiative to Create Statewide System for Measuring Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Patient Experience

(August 2022)

MHQP has launched a major initiative to create a consistent and effective approach to measuring racial and ethnic disparities in patient experiences in Massachusetts. We are currently seeking to recruit provider organizations and health plans to participate in a statewide effort to address this critical issue.

Our aim is to

MHQP Launches Initiative to Create Statewide System for Measuring Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Patient Experience2022-11-15T09:59:09-05:00

MHQP and GBSCDA Seek New Research Directions for Sickle Cell Disease Pain Self-Management

(August 2022)

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an illness that predominantly affects people of color and is characterized by debilitating pain. As with other chronic diseases, self-care is a key strategy for people with SCD to manage the disease and avoid or mitigate pain episodes. Yet, to date, there has

MHQP and GBSCDA Seek New Research Directions for Sickle Cell Disease Pain Self-Management2022-09-29T15:39:14-04:00

Tackling Inequities in Pain Assessment and Management

(August 2022)

Historically marginalized communities are systematically undertreated for pain, and this issue disproportionately impacts Black women. While this fact is well established by research (1), we know very little about the specific barriers that Black women experience when they seek pain care.

To help identify opportunities to close this research gap

Tackling Inequities in Pain Assessment and Management2022-09-29T15:39:49-04:00

MHQP’s Rabson and McIntosh Co-Author Award-Winning Study on Telehealth

(August 2022)

MHQP’s Barbra Rabson and Nathalie McIntosh are co-authors of an important article which has earned the Telehealth and Medicine Today journal 2021 Annual Editors Best Article Award, exhibiting the most views, downloads, and citations.

The independent academic healthcare publisher, Partners in Digital Health (PDH), published findings from the three-part

MHQP’s Rabson and McIntosh Co-Author Award-Winning Study on Telehealth2022-07-26T16:21:21-04:00

It’s Time to Better Understand and Address Disparities in Patient Experiences

By Barbra G. Rabson

(July 2022) 

The pandemic has shown us that we are not doing enough to equally promote health for people of all races and ethnicities. Given that there are well-known and researched disparities across all aspects of care, it may not surprise you to learn that Black, Hispanic and Asian

It’s Time to Better Understand and Address Disparities in Patient Experiences2022-08-11T09:36:03-04:00

MHQP Confirms Significant Drop-Off in Key Preventive Care Measures During the Pandemic

(May 2022) Alarming declines in cancer screening procedures, routine tests for patients with diabetes, and childhood immunizations recorded 

Data released today by MHQP confirm what many providers and policymakers feared – that preventive care declined during the pandemic, especially for procedures that required patients to visit a clinical setting in person.

See a

MHQP Confirms Significant Drop-Off in Key Preventive Care Measures During the Pandemic2022-05-05T08:37:46-04:00

Community-Wide Care Coordination Program Better Supports Kids with Behavioral Health Needs

(March 2022) MHQP Patient Experience Award Winner, MACONY Pediatrics, Leads the Effort. 

It started back in 2015, well before anyone at MACONY Pediatrics had ever heard of the MHQP Patient Experience Awards. Healthcare and social service providers in and around Great Barrington, Massachusetts, were seeing a steady rise in behavioral health issues among

Community-Wide Care Coordination Program Better Supports Kids with Behavioral Health Needs2022-03-27T18:23:33-04:00

MHQP Releases Updated Clinical Guidelines with Renewed Focus on Health Equity

(February 2022)

MHQP has released its updated Clinical Guidelines for 2022. This year, the Guidelines are once again highlighting opportunities for clinicians to reduce inequities in care by improving screening for high-risk populations.

At a time when the pandemic has caused a sharp decrease in routine cancer screenings, and policies that aim to ensure equitable access to appropriate care

MHQP Releases Updated Clinical Guidelines with Renewed Focus on Health Equity2022-02-23T16:58:42-05:00

Backlash Must Fuel Renewed Commitment to Health Equity

By Barbra G. Rabson

(February 2022) 

Since the summer of 2020, when the murder of George Floyd and the COVID pandemic spawned a reawakening about racial injustice in this country, I have been impressed and proud of the commitment to health equity at so many levels in the Massachusetts healthcare system. Company CEOs,

Backlash Must Fuel Renewed Commitment to Health Equity2022-02-10T09:47:47-05:00
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