Sarah Wakeman, MD (left), has helped patient Raina transition from drug addiction to recovery.

About Us

The Center for Community Health Improvement partners to improve and sustain the health and well-being of the diverse community we serve.

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        • Excellence in Community Service

          Mass General has received the 2015 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service, one of the most esteemed community service honors in health care. Read more

      • 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment Report

        For its 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Report, the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Community Health Improvement (CCHI) focused on the factors contributing to adolescent substance use and mental health in the communities we serve: Chelsea, Revere, Charlestown, and East Boston.  We engaged more than 200 youth, mental health professionals, those in recovery, and family members of those in recovery in focus groups and interviews to inform the CHNA. Download the 2016 report

Contact Us

Center for Community
Health Improvement

101 Merrimac Street
Suite 603
Boston, MA 02114
  •  Near Public Transit
  •  Handicapped Accessible
    • Phone: 617-726-8197
    • Fax: 617-726-2224


Our Approaches

Supporting Multi-Sector Community Coalitions

Revere Cares, Healthy Chelsea and the Charlestown Substance Abuse Coalition seek to prevent and reduce substance use and obesity by changing policies and systems.

Developing the Assets of Youth through STEM

MGH Youth Programs provide more than 680 youth from grades three through college with opportunities in health and science as a way out of poverty.

Improving Access to Care for Vulnerable Patients

CCHI supports a range of programs that reduce social and economic barriers for vulnerable patients, including community health workers, navigators and outreach programs.


  • Mass General Named Among Top Hospitals

    Massachusetts General Hospital has been consistently ranked as one of the top three hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report and is the only hospital to be ranked across all 16 specialties.

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