In MGH Institute Partnership, Teachers and Students Are Both the Learners
Teaching and learning go hand-in-hand. That’s the idea at the core of education initiatives across Partners HealthCare institutions, and the driving force behind the longtime relationship between MGH Institute of Health Professions graduate school and Harvard-Kent Elementary School in Charlestown.
Enhancing Primary Care, By Teaching Those Who Treat
Twice each month, a group of Partners HealthCare primary care doctors, nurse practitioners, behavioral health support specialists, social workers, addiction specialists, and other providers gather virtually. On the agenda: how best to assess, treat, and triage patients in primary care settings with substance use disorders.
How Just One Dollar Changed the Future of Thousands
In 2006, Mayor Menino sold Long Island in Boston Harbor to Jack Connors. The price? A dollar. 11 years later, that dollar, and the island summer camp it started, have gone on to change the lives of thousands of at-risk children living in Boston.
Preparing for End of Life: Addressing Palliative Care Across Partners
When the goal of treatment is to improve the health of the patient, discussions and plans around end of life can sometimes seem counterintuitive. But death is just as much a part of the medical sphere as life-saving treatments. A growing group of Partners clinicians are urging their colleagues to be more open and comfortable with the topic of dying
Our View: Crafting an Effective Response to the Opioid Crisis
In 2016, 8 in 12 Massachusetts residents who died from an opioid overdose had been prescribed opioids in the period leading up to their death. It’s uncomfortable to admit, but the data proves it: health care is a big part of the country’s opioid epidemic.
Partners Clinical Collaboration Program Drives Safer, Higher Quality Care
Today, Partners HealthCare is comprised of 11 hospitals and more than 6,000 physicians. By working together, our network of medical experts has created a whole that is much greater than the sum of its parts when it comes to patient care.
Boston Basics Uses Proven Science to Educate Parents and Shrink the Achievement Gap
Boston Basics, the early childhood development initiative co-founded by Wendell Knox and funded by the Black Philanthropy Fund, has a grand science-backed plan for shrinking the achievement gap that focuses on one key mantra: keep things simple.