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MGH has a long history of providing care to all regardless of ability to pay, ensuring that some of the most vulnerable among us can access the care they need and deserve. This commitment is carried out at the downtown hospital, as well as locally through three MGH healthcare centers in Revere, Chelsea, and Charlestown for over 40 years.
Operating on the belief that there is a direct correlation between educational attainment, economic potential and overall health status, MGH is committed to engaging Boston's diverse youth population by increasing science literacy, and stimulating an interest in health careers.
While substance abuse is a problem to varying degrees in every community, community health assessments in Revere and Charlestown identified substance abuse as the communities’ leading health issue - specifically, underage alcohol use in Revere and opiate use in Charlestown.
Obesity is a national epidemic and occurs disproportionately in low income communities and communities of color. In Revere, 29% of adults are overweight or obese, compared to a statewide average of about 22%. In Chelsea, 55% of middle school children are overweight or obese, and in Charlestown, 32.5% of adults are overweight and 19.7% obese.
Racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in morbidity and mortality from a wide range of cancers continue to plague the U.S health care system. Unequal Treatment, a report by the Institute of Medicine, found multiple reasons for these disparities, including socioeconomic status, education, and health insurance access, among others.
Violence is prevalent throughout our society, with much of it taking place in the home. Violence-related injuries result in more than two million emergency department visits per year, and have profound health and mental health effects.