Addressing Social Determinants of Health in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

A sleeping newborn baby lays on its back in a tank for jaundice treatment

New research led by Meg Parker, MD, MPH, Child Health Equity Center Core Faculty, found that Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) across the U.S. are inconsistent in how they address adverse social determinants of health among patients and families and that few NICUs are actively screening for social determinants of health.    Study of Social Determinants […]

Reducing Barriers to Care to Increase Access to Well-Child Visits

Smiling woman holding a baby talking with a doctor in an office

Child Health Equity Center Core Faculty members Arvin Garg, MD, MPH, and Alison LeBlanc, MS, PMP, recently co-authored with colleagues an article that promotes adherence to well-child visits within the UMass Memorial Health safety-net healthcare system. This project was the first recipient of the Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in Pursuit of Healthcare […]

Improving the Family Experience for Hospitalized Children with Autism

A recent article, Recommendations for Improving the Family Experience for Hospitalized Children With Autism, co-authored by Sarabeth Broder-Fingert, MD, MPH, Child Health Equity Center Core Faculty, provides recommendations on how to improve communication between children with autism, their families, and their physicians. Because effective communication is essential to providing quality healthcare, these recommendations have the […]

Health Matters

Screenshot of the Health Matters interview, featuring Alison LeBlanc and Arvin Garg

Health Matters is a program from the Worcester District Medical Society. Host Dr. Lynda Young welcomes Arvin Garg, MD, MPH and Alison LeBlanc, MS, PMP to the show. The topic of discussion is the Child Health Equity Center.