Mass General Community Health

Mass General was founded to serve our neighbors and those in need, a commitment that is just as strong today as it was two centuries ago.
    Sunrise over a community event in the park.
    Sunrise over a community event in the park.
    Sunrise over a community event in the park.

    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.

    Center for Community Health Improvement

    Working with community and hospital partners, CCHI brings together people and resources to address challenging health problems and foster sustainable improvement.

    A full listing of our programs and health centers.

    Community Health Centers

    We carry out work in Chelsea, Revere and Charlestown, where Mass General has maintained health care centers for more than 40 years.

    Kraft Center for Community Health

    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.

    Mass General Center for Gun Violence Prevention

    Our Center for Gun Violence Prevention advances the health & safety of children & adults through injury & gun violence prevention research, clinical care, education & community engagement.

    Click here to visit the Center for Diversity and Inclusion

    Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    We believe that because of diversity we excel; through inclusion we respect & focusing on equity we serve, heal, educate & innovate.

    Click here to visit the Executive Committee on Community Health's Improvement's web page.

    Executive Committee on Community Health (ECOCH)

    ECOCH is the internal governance, policy & oversight committee for community health at Mass General.

    4,600

    4,600 people participated in efforts to assess community health needs;

    form action plans on housing, financial mobility, behavioral health & more.

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    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.

    3,800

    The CareZONE mobile health program had 3,800 contacts with people on

    Boston streets suffering from SUD & exchanged 41,000 syringes.

    Joan Quinlan, MPA, Vice President for Community Health
    Joan Quinlan, MPA, Vice President for Community Health

    At Mass General, we are committed to the health of the community, and our singular focus is to achieve health equity for all local residents, regardless of race, ethnicity or income.

    Joan Quinlan, MPA
    Vice President for Community Health