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How Nurse Practitioners Can Help Save MassHealth, and Its Patients

Massachusetts is one of only 12 states that places significant restrictions on practice, requiring NPs to be supervised by a physician to develop treatment plans and prescribe medications. However, the state is making strides toward expanding the role of Nurse Practitioners, particularly in an effort to curb the growth of MassHealth spending, which accounted for two-thirds of statewide expenditures between 2013 and 2014 according to the 2015 Health Policy Commission report.

Why I Do It

As members of the SocialWork@Simmons community, our backgrounds are unique, with a shared dedication for our work and for the Simmons School of Social Work. What does social work mean to each of us? Why did we become social workers? Why did we join the SocialWork@Simmons community? “Why I Do It” tells these stories. 

Food Labels Quiz

Take our quiz below to test your knowledge about food labels and see how informed the decisions you make in the grocery store really are.

How truthful are food and nutrition labels?

"All-natural," "organic," and "GMO-free." The parameters that define these categories might surprise you. Before your next visit to the grocery store, test your knowledge by taking our quiz and see how much you know about FDA and USDA requirements for food and nutrition labels.

New Refugees Resettled in the U.S. in 2016

As the ongoing civil war in Syria drove steady growth in the global refugee population, the number of new refugees admitted to the United States increased significantly in calendar year 2016, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Refugee Processing Center.