The Avon Breast Care Program works to ensure that women who have had abnormal mammogram findings receive appropriate and timely diagnostic follow-up and care to improve their health outcomes. Individualized services particularly address the needs of the Latina population of Chelsea.
Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program assures access to the highest quality of care for homeless men, women, and children in metropolitan Boston. Multidisciplinary teams at BHCHP deliver direct care services in over 78 sites, including a site located within MGH.
Bridging the Gap seeks to improve the cultural competence of future physicians through individual work with immigrant or refugee families.
The Cervical Health Program provides support services to patients who have had an abnormal pap smear to ensure that they get follow-up diagnostic care in a timely way. Services include assistance with scheduling, transportation, and health insurance; education; and emotional support.
The Charlestown Substance Abuse Coalition (CSAC) works to reduce substance abuse by changing community norms and attitudes, increasing the presence of law enforcement, advocating for additional treatment resources, and engaging in primary prevention within the schools.
The Child Protection Consultation Team provides consultation and training to MGH clinical staff around suspected cases of child abuse or neglect in order to identify and intervene appropriately and to minimize the long-term effects.
The goal of the Colorectal Cancer Screening Program is to increase screening rates among MGH Chelsea patients and to reduce screening disparities between white and Latino patients.
Food for Families identifies pediatric patients and their families in Chelsea and Revere who have experienced hunger and food insecurity and connects them to food resources that ensure access to healthy foods.
HAVEN (Hospitals Helping Abuse & Violence End Now) offers direct services to MGH patients, employees, and community member survivors of intimate partner abuse in order to help improve survivors’ health and safety, as well as their housing, employment, and financial circumstances.
Healthy Beginnings expands home visiting services to vulnerable, high risk mothers and families and embeds child development specialists into well-child visits from the child's 0 - 3 years to support all parents (with or without previously identified risk factors).
Healthy Chelsea works to increase access to healthy and affordable foods, increase physical activity, and reduce hunger in Chelsea.
The Immigrant and Refugee Health Programs ensure the well-being of refugees by providing culturally responsive health care, assisting with the integration of children and their families into schools, and improving the cultural competence of future physicians.
The Komen Breast Care Program is designed to improve breast cancer screening in women refugees and immigrants from the Former Yugoslavia, Somalia, and the Middle East, receiving care at MGH Chelsea HealthCare Center and/or residing in surrounding communities.
Legal Initiative for Children (LINC) improves the well-being of immigrant and refugee children through legal advocacy related to public benefits and housing.
With nearly 50% of Chelsea’s population having limited English proficiency, the Medical Interpreters/Community Health Workers (MI/CHW) help to reduce barriers to health care by providing high-quality linguistic and navigation services to MGH Chelsea patients.
The MGH Revere Adolescent Health Initiative provides health services for young people ages 10 to 21 in Revere in order to promote healthy behaviors, reduce risk, and provide or refer patients to appropriate interventions.
The MGH Roca Youth Clinic introduces high-risk young people to the health care system with an age-appropriate and culturally sensitive approach to care, encourages young people to take a proactive role in making healthy life choices, and improves young people’s understanding of their health needs.
Senior HealthWISE (Wellness, Involvement, Support, and Education) enhances the health and well-being of seniors in Boston’s West End and Beacon Hill neighborhoods by addressing social, community, and acute health concerns.
MGH Youth Programs aim to educate young people in Boston from elementary through high school about health and science subjects and expose them to related careers in order to equip them with the knowledge and skills to excel in life and career. Boston hosts a highly diverse student population, 39% of whom are African American, 37% Hispanic, 13% Caucasian, and 9% Asian.
In partnership with the Boston Private Industry Council (PIC) and school partners, MGH provides work-based career exploration and preparation for Boston high school students interested in pursing careers in health care and/or the sciences.
The MGH Chelsea Pediatric Asthma Program improves the management of asthma for adolescent and pediatric patients, resulting in reduced emergency room visits and hospitalizations, and improved children’s health.
PACT (the Police Action Counseling Team) provides crisis intervention to children who witness or have been victims of violence, in order to reduce trauma and to ultimately interrupt the cycle of family violence.
The Prenatal Outreach Program provides support, health education, and other services to the diverse Chelsea patient population during pregnancy and up to the first six weeks postpartum in order to ensure a healthy pregnancy and engagement in primary care for both mother and child.
Revere CARES’ Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs (ATOD) Initiative works to strengthen policies to limit access to ATOD and enforce consequences, change social norms, and increase alternative activities for youth in the community.
The Food & Fitness Task Force of Revere CARES was formed in 2008 with the goals of increasing access to healthy, affordable foods; increasing physical activity; and reducing hunger in Revere.
STEM Clubs, Senior STEM Clubs and the Science Fair Mentoring program for Grades 7&8 provides a diverse group of young people with opportunities to engage in scientific inquiry, explore science and health careers, and build positive relationships with adult mentors.
MGH and satellite MGH health centers in Charlestown, Chelsea, and Revere provide summer employment to Boston-area youth, exposing them to health-related careers and fostering career development.
The goals of the MGH Committee on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care are to identify and address racial and ethnic disparities in care at MGH in order to maximize health outcomes for all MGH patients.