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.
Building Healthier Communities • CCHI at 25 Years
To honor the Center for Community Health Improvement’s 25th anniversary, we sat down with colleagues and staff whose experiences embody CCHI’s key strategies: empowering youth and promoting educational attainment, improving access to care and engaging communities to build a culture of health.
Mass General Community Health Needs Assessment 2019
In the fall of 2018, we embarked on a city-wide CHNA for the City of Boston and a regional collaborative in North Suffolk which includes Revere, Chelsea and Winthrop. Download the full Mass General CHNA report which includes Boston, North Suffolk and other cities and towns where we work.
Mass General Community Health Implementation Plan
The Mass General Community Health Implementation Plan (CHIP) is the road map to address community-identified public health challenges identified through the CHNA, both conducted triennially. This report is for 2019 through 2022.
Substance Use Disorder Initiative
The Mass General Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) Initiative is focused on redesigning care at all levels to ensure that patients have access to evidence-based treatment and recovery support without stigma, readily available and standardized across the system.
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.
Joan Quinlan, MPA
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.
Recent Past Vice President for Community Health