Massachusetts Health Policy Forum

Annual Student Forum

January 4 - 6, 2021

Agenda

Speaker Biographies

Presentations

Ray Campbell, Executive Director, Center for Health Information and Analysis

Audrey Gasteier, Chief of Policy and Strategy, Massachusetts Health Connector

David Seltz, Executive Director, Massachusetts Health Policy Commission

Brooke Doyle, M.Ed., LMHC, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Mental Health

Lindsey Tucker, Associate Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

History

The Massachusetts Health Policy Forum (MHPF) located at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University was created in 1998 to bring public and private health care leaders together to engage in focused discussion on critical health policy challenges facing the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

The Massachusetts Health Policy Forum organizes an annual student forum designed to give advanced graduate students in public health, medicine and health policy direct access to the workings of state government. Students have an opportunity to meet with the senior legislative and state administrative officials to discuss the operations and responsibilities of state government. This is generally done in the context of pressing contemporary issues.

Sponsoring Schools

Boston University School of Medicine

Boston University School of Public Health

Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University

Connell School of Nursing, Boston College

Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University

Tufts University School of Medicine

UMass Boston, College of Nursing and Health Sciences

UMass Medical School and Commonwealth Medicine

UMass Amherst, School of Public Health and Health Sciences

Who should apply?

Applications from advanced graduate students in public health, medicine and health policy are accepted by participating school representatives:

Boston University School of Medicine 
Contact: Pablo Buitron de la Vega or Angela Jackson

Boston University School of Public Health
Contact: David Jones 

Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University
Contact: Elmer Freeman

Connell School of Nursing, Boston College
Contact: Monica O'Reilly- Jacobs

Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
Contact: John E. McDonough

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University
Contact: Michael Doonan

Tufts University School of Medicine
Contact: Signe Flieger

UMass Boston, College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Contact: Lisa Sundean

UMass Medical School and Commonwealth Medicine, Worcester
Contact: Jay Himmelstein, MD and Matthew Alcusky

UMass Amherst, School of Public Health and Health Sciences
Contact: Risa Silverman

Background Readings

Summary of Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012

2018 Annual Health Care Cost Trends Report

FY2017 General Appropriations Act Budget for MassHealth and Health Reform Programs

Health Care Spending, Utilization, and Quality 8 Years into Global Payment

The Massachusetts Prevention and Wellness Trust

The Legislative Process

Bill H.4056 An Act Relative to Substance Use, Treatment, Education and Prevention

Governor Baker Signs Opioid Bill (Boston Globe)

Governor Baker Signs Landmark Opioid Legislation into Law (Mass.gov Press Release)

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