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Joyce Murphy: Mental illness in the workplace is a huge concern.
July 09, 2015
Joyce Murphy in Worcester Business Journal: Mental illness in the workplace is a huge concern

Employers have not been as comfortable addressing mental illnesses in the workplace as physical illnesses, Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, executive vice chancellor of UMass Medical School's Commonwealth Medicine division, told the Worcester Business Journal. She believes the NAMI pledge will lead to change.

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UMass Medical School's Center for Health Care Financing is dedicated to helping state-run health and human service agencies enhance operations and save public resources. Learn more about our mission in a message from our Director.

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March 31, 2015

Growing a successful and sustainable partnership between a public university and a state’s Medicaid-financed health and human service agency is an enviable goal. This issue brief describes the challenges public universities and state Medicaid agencies face in creating partnerships, and discusses methods and recommendations to make it happen.