Children and Families

UMass Medical School's Center for Health Policy and Research provides in-depth policy analysis to help public health and managed care organizations develop and implement best practices for serving the needs of children and families.

Key Focus Areas

Children with serious emotional disturbance
Our expertise includes research and policy analysis for intensive community-based services and case management for minor children with serious emotional disturbance (SED).

Developmental and intellectual disabilities
Our expertise, offered through the Center for Developmental Disabilities and Evaluation Research, includes designing and conducting many Medicaid-required evaluations and assessments of programs serving the developmentally disabled population.

End-of-Life Care
Our work includes policy development, program evaluation, and developing advance care planning strategies for end-of-life care.

Massachusetts Area Health Education Center Network (MassAHEC) programs
MassAHEC Network offers programs for elementary, middle, and high schools, exposing students to a wide variety of health career professions.

Learn More

Center for Health Policy and Research
(508) 856-3124
healthpolicy@umassmed.edu