Grant to Provide Transportation

Man with phone in ride share program greeting passenger

The Child Health Equity Center is excited to announce a grant received from the CVS Health Foundation Hometown Fund. This grant will support our work to promote transportation for pediatric patients at UMass Memorial’s Children’s Medical Center.  Transportation to medical appointments can be difficult for families without access to a car or money for gas. […]

Redlining and Home Ownership

Redlining drawn out map with neighborhoods

I want you to imagine where you live. Do you live in a house, an apartment, or a studio? How many people live with you? Are there enough rooms for them? Do multiple generations live in your home? Did you buy your home, or are you renting? Do you have a front yard, a backyard, […]

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 […]