Addressing Western MA Health Care Needs
Western MA has different health care needs than the rest of the state. I worked together with Baystate Health and UMASS Medical School to secure state support and funding to create a regional campus at Baystate Health in Springfield and start a Population-based Urban and Rural Community Health Track. This innovative medical approach to medical education focuses on integrated care within the community, healthcare disparities and population health and team-based patient care. It also focuses on providing quality care and addressing the needs of the under-served inner city and rural communities of western MA.