Consulting Division of UMass Chan Medical School Announces New Brand Identity that Aligns with Mission to Improve Health Care for All

On Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, UMass Chan Medical School Chancellor Michael F. Collins announced that the health care consulting division formerly known as Commonwealth Medicine is now ForHealth Consulting at UMass Chan Medical School. ForHealth Consulting will continue its work with clients and partners across the U.S. to improve the healthcare experience, making it more equitable, effective and accessible.

“Our consulting capabilities have expanded over the years based on our client needs and the ever-changing healthcare landscape, and our partners rely on our connection to UMass Chan for access to renowned experts with experience implementing innovative and actionable healthcare solutions,” said Lisa M. Colombo, DNP, MHA, RN, executive vice chancellor for Commonwealth Medicine, now known as ForHealth Consulting. “Our new name, ForHealth Consulting, clearly articulates our mission, our relationship with UMass Chan, and how we support our clients and the people they serve by improving the healthcare experience – from payment and financing to clinical practice and information management.”

Today, ForHealth Consulting employs more than 1,100 team members who provide services in more than 25 states across the country, overseeing approximately 400 contracts with organizations that include state Medicaid agencies and other health and human service partners.

“This exciting announcement from ForHealth Consulting aligns with our strategic plans for business growth and will increase our brand awareness in the healthcare consulting marketplace,” said Chancellor Collins. “Our consultants do difficult and important work, often behind the scenes, to improve the health care experience for all, and this new name really speaks to that commitment and to our overall mission of public service at UMass Chan.”

UMass Chan has partnered with state and federal agencies and other healthcare organizations since 1983 to solve healthcare challenges. These services grew to become the comprehensive healthcare consulting division known as Commonwealth Medicine in 1999.

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About UMass Chan Medical School

UMass Chan Medical School, one of five campuses of the University of Massachusetts system, comprises the T.H. Chan School of Medicine; the Morningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing; ForHealth Consulting; 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. 

About ForHealth Consulting at UMass Chan Medical School ForHealth Consulting at UMass Chan Medical School partners with purposeful organizations, including state Medicaid agencies and health and human services organizations, to improve the healthcare experience for all, making it more equitable, effective and accessible. As part of UMass Chan Medical School, ForHealth Consulting leverages its world-class expertise and decades of experience to develop innovative, actionable solutions that transform every aspect of the health and human services system–from payment and financing to clinical practice and information management. ForHealth Consulting believes in the power of a shared purpose to make health care better through collaboration.