Mass General Community Health
Building a Culture of Health in Our Local Communities
Mass General is committed to achieving health equity by partnering with diverse local communities to deliver high-quality care and address the social determinants of health, such as housing and food insecurity, education and employment, as well as systemic and institutional racism.
Working with community and hospital partners, CCHI brings together people and resources to address challenging health problems and foster sustainable improvement.
We carry out work in Chelsea, Revere and Charlestown, where Mass General has maintained health care centers for more than 40 years.
The Kraft Center incubates & develops solutions to the most difficult, real world community health problems, executing locally & spreading best solutions with local and national partners.
Our Center for Gun Violence Prevention advances the health & safety of children & adults through injury & gun violence prevention research, clinical care, education & community engagement.
We believe that because of diversity we excel; through inclusion we respect & focusing on equity we serve, heal, educate & innovate.
Mass General Brigham Boston and North Suffolk Regional CHIP 2023
This report adopts the Goals, Objectives & Strategies of the 2022 CHNA (next slide) and further outlines additional strategies targeting racial and ethnic health inequities that disproportionately impact communities of color, with a focus on cardiometabolic disease and Substance Use Disorder (SUD).
Mass General Community Health Needs Assessment 2022
In the fall of 2021, we embarked on a city-wide Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) for Boston and a regional collaborative in North Suffolk—Revere, Chelsea and Winthrop. Learn more about the public health data and what community residents had say about their biggest health challenges.
4,600 people participated in efforts to assess community health needs;
form action plans on housing, financial mobility, behavioral health & more.
100% of MGH Youth Scholars graduated high school; 87% matriculated
to college & 75% graduated college within 5 years—higher than national averages for urban youth.
The CareZONE mobile health program had 3,800 contacts with people on
Boston streets suffering from SUD & exchanged 41,000 syringes.