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Developing a Strategic Plan for Community Based Research in Springfield

Paula A. Pirraglia, Andrew Balder, Cristina Huebner Torres, Peter K. Lindenauer, Frank Robinson & Kathleen L. Szegda
There is a unique opportunity to improve the health of the residents of Springfield. In combination, the Baystate affiliated Community Health Centers (CHC’s) and Caring Health Center—a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)—care for a large percentage of the total population of Springfield. Baystate’s and Caring’s CHC’s have partnered through the BeHealthy ACO to provide much of this care. Because a large and concentrated population with substantive challenges is served, focus could be downstream (i.e. healthcare...

A criminal justice-engaged research collaborative: Findings and lessons learned from Western Massachusetts

Elizabeth Evans & Ed Hayes
The Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and Re-entry Initiative was one of several projects funded in 2018 by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to expand capacity to deliver medications to treat opioid use disorder (MOUD). Nationwide, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) was the only criminal justice institution to be awarded a grant. The project created a new criminal justice-engaged evaluation and research collaborative in Western...

We’re Here for You!

Sally Gore &
The librarians and staff of the Lamar Soutter Library, UMass Medical School, remind all of our patrons that during the days of COVID-19 and working remotely... we're still here for you!

The Opioid-related Syndemicin Rural Northern New England:Findings from the DISCERNNE Study

Peter D. Friedmann
This presentation will discuss the risk and resource environment surrounding the syndemic of opioid use disorder, HCV and overdose in rural communities in the northern New England, and opportunities to prevent Scott County-like HIV outbreaks. These findings are from the Drug Injector Surveillance and Care Enhancement in Rural Northern New England (DISCERNNE) study.

Registration Year

  • 2020

Resource Types

  • Audiovisual


  • University of Massachusetts Medical School