Center for Community Health Improvement
Mass General Community Health Response to COVID-19
As part of the ongoing commitment to supporting underserved communities, Mass General launched its Equity and Community Health COVID Response Team.
2020 is a special year for CCHI as we celebrate our 25th anniversary
Throughout the year, we will be reflecting on the past quarter century while looking toward the future. Follow along on our social media channels for stories of commitment, collaboration and connection featuring our staff, community partners, events, program highlights and more.
The social determinants of health—factors such as housing, education and employment—account for 80% of our health status.
Focusing on these social determinants, 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.
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.
Tackling issues like substance use, hunger, obesity or safety can seem overwhelming, but at CCHI, we believe in prevention and collaboration. With our community partners, we are working to make entire communities, not just individuals, healthier.
Executive Director, CCHI
89% of patients working with community health workers achieved health goals
improving medication adherence, connecting to community-based resources and increasing healthy behaviors like physical activity and healthy eating.
We work with 2,100+ youth in our core educational programs,
through our summer jobs program and with community youth groups.
Working with 200+ community partners, we serve more than 150,000 residents
in Charlestown, Chelsea & Revere.