We are ForHealth Consulting

We partner with purposeful organizations like yours to make the healthcare experience better: more equitable, effective, and accessible.

Who we are

We leverage world-class expertise and deep experience to create transformational solutions across the health and human services system, from payment and financing to clinical practice and information management. We collaborate closely with healthcare partners to think big about how they can do what they do, better—for themselves and the people they serve.

Most of all, we believe in diversity and inclusion, and the power of a shared purpose; together, we can make healthcare better.

Imagine a health and human services system that works for everyone.

Watch our video and learn more about what drives us to create a better healthcare experience for all.



UMass Medical School begins supporting Massachusetts state agencies with the Department of Psychiatry providing clinical care at Worcester State Hospital


Deliver HIV/AIDS education and clinical training opportunities for healthcare providers in New England (HRSA program)


Begin to develop programming to support community health centers and agencies, including medical interpreter training and the creation of the Massachusetts Healthcare Training Forum


Provide clinical oversight for Massachusetts Medicaid (MassHealth) program

Formally establish healthcare financing, health policy and research areas of expertise


Develop disability evaluation and determination program

The New England Newborn Screening Program joins UMass Medical School


Establish drug utilization review program


Commonwealth Medicine was formed

Support the community living concept by enabling individuals with disabilities to move from nursing homes into community-based settings or home

Provide healthcare services to prison inmates


Create call center to support the Prescription Advantage program in Massachusetts


Expand healthcare financing services to include third party liability, revenue operations and financial compliance supports to Medicaid agencies

Provide accounts receivable and other billing functions on behalf of public hospitals


Begin providing learning disability assessments as part of the disability determination process


Launch the Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health

Establish Health Safety Net call center

Expand consulting services related to health law and economics


Establish Work Without Limits program to connect people with disabilities to employment opportunities

Create vaccine reimbursement program to serve as billing intermediary between public health clinics, private health plans, Medicare, and Medicaid


Expand long-term services and supports for people with acquired brain injuries and through the Money Follows the Person grant


Collaborate with MassHealth on their dual eligible demonstration project, One Care

Participate in the Massachusetts Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative

Create the Autism Insurance Resource Center for consumers, providers, and employers

Expand community case management services to adult populations

Develop the “Work Without Limits B2B Network”— forums for business peers to connect, share, and inspire best practices around disability employment


Provide cash assistance and access for the elderly and disabled through administration of the Massachusetts State Supplement Plan

Launch Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health


Inaugurate the Raise the Bar Hire! Conference, promoting employment for people with disabilities seeking work


Create “Jobs Without Limits,” a job board for people with disabilities seeking work in Massachusetts, and employers who are looking to hire them

Collaborate with state agencies to launch MassOptions, linking elders, the disabled, and caregivers to resources that enable independent living


Establish the Southern New England Practice Transformation Network to help clinicians improve health outcomes for thousands of patients


Establish Preadmission Screening and Residency Review services

Create Warren J. Ferguson Scholarship to honor contributions to criminal justice health

Launch disability determinations service for retirement systems


Expand New England Newborn Screening program panel to include four new tests


Lead the Worcester Trauma and Resilience Collaborative

Collaborate on the design of a Massachusetts demonstration model to improve the delivery of health services to individuals involved with the criminal justice system


COVID-19 Response: Command Center management support in Massachusetts, Service model development, Translation services for COVID-19 information, and virtual call center support


UMass Medical School receives a gift of $175 million and changes name to UMass Chan Medical School

Launch the Center on Child Wellbeing & Trauma with the Massachusetts Office of the Child Advocate

Collaborate on the Roadmap for Behavioral Health Reform in Massachusetts

Partner on the development of Vaccine Corps initiative for the City of Worcester


Create focused leadership role for diversity and inclusion

Lead the Nursing Council on Workforce Sustainability, a collaboration between the Massachusetts Healthcare Collaborative Nursing Task Force, UMass Chan Medical School, and the Massachusetts Executive Offices of Health and Human Services and Labor and Workforce Development


Commonwealth Medicine becomes ForHealth Consulting

UMass Chan Medical School

ForHealth Consulting is part of UMass Chan Medical School, one of five campuses of the University of Massachusetts system, which also comprises the T.H. Chan School of Medicine; the Morningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing; and MassBiologics, the only nonprofit, FDA-licensed manufacturer of vaccines, biologics and viral vector gene therapies in the United States.

UMass Chan’s mission is to advance the health and wellness of our diverse communities throughout Massachusetts and across the world by leading and innovating in education, research, healthcare delivery and public service. In doing so, it has built a reputation as a world-class research institution and as a leader in primary care education, perennially ranked in the top 10 percent of medical schools for primary care by U.S. News and World Report.

UMass Chan attracts more than $300 million annually in research funding, placing it among the top 50 medical schools in the nation. In 2021, the Medical School received a $175 million donation from The Morningside Foundation and was renamed UMass Chan Medical School.