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We work closely with community partners to develop programs that target complex health problems and long-standing conditions – like violence, obesity, cancer and substance abuse – and improve the safety and wellbeing of our neighbors.
Tackling our communities' toughest health problems with measurable outcomes.
The ARCH program connects residents and professionals of Charlestown, Chelsea, Everett and Revere with high-quality, health-focused information services.
The Avon Breast Care Program serves patients at MGH Chelsea, Mattapan Community Health Center and Harbor Health Services. The program promotes screening, timely followup of abnormal findings and supports early detection and comprehensive treatment for patients with breast cancer.
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 Mass General.
The Cancer and High Risk Specialty Patient Navigation program at MGH Chelsea HealthCare Center links patient navigators with high risk patients due for preventive cancer screenings, in need of follow up, diagnostic specialty or imagining appointments or patients who have been diagnosed with cancer.
The Charlestown Family Support Circle was designed by members of the Charlestown neighborhood to provide clinical case management and care coordination services to the community.
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 public schools.
For more than 30 years, Massachusetts General Hospital Community Health Associates (CHA) has supported the work of MGH Health Care Centers serving Charlestown, Chelsea, Everett, Revere, and the North End (affiliate) in delivering comprehensive, high quality, primary and preventive health services and health promotion to the low income and underserved populations living and working in these communities.
MGH Charlestown, MGH Chelsea, and MGH Revere provide confidential Family Planning services to adolescents and other eligible patients through grant support from Boston Action for Community Development (ABCD).
The Fatherhood Program supports fathers and male care givers to children who are patients themselves or who have family members who are patients at MGH Chelsea.
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.
For Mass General patients, employees, and community member who have experience intimate partners abuse, HAVEN offers direct services to help improve survivors’ health and safety, as well as their housing, employment, and financial circumstances.
Healthy Families America Home Visiting Program provides home visiting services to vulnerable families. Rooted in the belief that early, nurturing relationships are the foundation for life-long, healthy development. Interactions between direct service providers and families are relationship-based, designed to promote positive parent-child relationships and healthy attachment, strength-based, family centered, culturally sensitive and reflective.
Healthy Chelsea is a community coalition that is focused on improving the overall health of Chelsea residents by working to increase healthy eating/active living and to decrease the negative effects of substance misuse and toxic stress.
These 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.
Legal Initiative for Children (LINC) improves the well-being of immigrant and refugee children through legal advocacy related to public benefits and housing.
The Massachusetts General Hospital Community Health Associates’ Living TOBACCO-FREE Program works with MGH community healthcare centers and community organizations to help people stop using tobacco products and to prevent youth and others from initiating tobacco use.
The Medical Interpreters/Community Health Workers (MI/CHW) program aims to reduce barriers to health care for MGH Chelsea patients with limited English proficiency by providing high-quality linguistic and health system navigation services.
In 2011 Massachusetts General Hospital celebrated its 200th anniversary. As one of many important activities to mark this occasion, Mass General renewed its commitment to the local community by creating the MGH Bicentennial Scholars Program, a birthday “gift” to the young people of Boston, Chelsea and Revere. The MGH Bicentennial Scholars Program supports college completion for youth who are interested in health and science careers, and is coordinated by the MGH Center for Community Health Improvement (CCHI).
The 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.
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.
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.
PACT provides crisis intervention to children who witness or have been victims of violence to reduce trauma and to ultimately interrupt the cycle of family violence.
Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health) and the is a SAMHSA discretionary grant program designed to promote the wellness of young children ages birth to 8 years of age by addressing the physical, emotional, social, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of their development.
The MGH Refugee School Program provides a continuum of care across multiple settings to ensure the well being of refugees and aslyees in Chelsea. To date, more than 315 refugee students have been served.
The goal of the Revere CARES coalition is to improve the well-being of Revere’s residents by preventing substance abuse and promoting healthy eating, active living, and healthy relationships.
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.
Revere on the Move, developed from the Food & Fitness Task Force of Revere CARES, was formed in 2008. ROTM's goals are increasing access to healthy, affordable foods; increasing physical activity; and reducing hunger in Revere.
MGH Chelsea and Revere HealthCare Centers operate a School-Based Health Center at Chelsea and Revere High Schools, respectively.
Smart Choices Program is designed to strengthen the capacity of agencies located in Charlestown through grant-making.
Stay in Shape is a free after-school program designed to promote awareness and inspire healthy living to prevent childhood obesity among adolescent students in the communities served by MGH HealthCare Centers.
Violence-related injuries result in more than two million emergency department visits across the country per year, and have profound health and mental health effects.