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Article and Briefing

Report from Washington DC

Valeria Chambers, Jonathan Delman and Benjamin Cook attended the Health Affairs Briefing March 5at the National Press Club, Washington DC.  Jon presented the research article they co-authored:

Barriers And Facilitators To Community-Based Participatory Mental Health Care Research For Racial And Ethnic Minorities



The March 2019 issue of “Health Affairs” contains an expansive look at consumers’ perceptions of and perspectives on their role in the health care system.  Areas examined include patient engagement in choosing plans, providers, and treatment; payment and benefit models that encourage and support consumer participation; and consumer roles in research, organization, and governance of the health care system.

Valeria is the Blacks United in Recovery Organizer and Community Voice Policy & Research Coordinator at The Transformation Center.

Ben is at Health Equity Research Lab

Jon is at UMass Medical School

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