Center for Community Health Improvement

Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of the diverse communities we serve.

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  • Working with our community and hospital partners, the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Community Health Improvement (CCHI) brings together people and resources to address challenging health problems and foster sustainable improvement. Focusing on the social determinants of health, we seek to eliminate health inequities based on socioeconomic status, race and ethnicity. We leverage prevention, early intervention and treatment approaches that are measurable and have proven impact.

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Center for Community
Health Improvement

101 Merrimac Street
Suite 620
Boston, MA
  •  Near Public Transit
  •  Accessible
    • Phone: 617-726-8197
    • Fax: 617-726-2224


Our Strategies

Reducing Barriers to Care and Advancing Health Equity

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

Empowering Youth and Promoting Educational Attainment

Mass General Youth Programs provide more than 1,000 underrepresented students from grades 3 through college with opportunities in health and science with the goal of sparking college aspirations and beyond.

Engaging Communities Through Coalitions

CCHI provides leadership and backbone support to four multi-sector coalitions in Revere, Charlestown, Chelsea and East Boston to address urgent health challenges, such as substance use, obesity and trauma.



The Executive Committee on Community Health (ECOCH) is the governance, policy and oversight committee for community health at Mass General.



  • 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.


  • Mass General Named Among Top Hospitals

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

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