The Executive Committee on Community Health (ECOCH) offers annual grants to catalyze community health initiatives in clinical departments across Mass General.  Since 2016, ECOCH has awarded $592,516 in to 17 grantees who have proposed creative, innovative ways of incorporating community health and health equity into their work. 

ECOCH is pleased to announce the following five grant awards for 2019: 

Community-Based Retinal Screening for Diabetic Retinopathy by Alice Lorch, MD, MPH. Department of Ophthalmology to provide diabetic retinopathy screening at MGH Chelsea.

Enhancing Community Access to Psychiatric Care through a Consult and Return Model in Charlestown, MA by Shreedhar Paudel, MD, MPH. Departments of Psychiatry and Medicine to enhance community access to psychiatric care in Charlestown.

Removing Obstacles to Support Career Advancement for Service Workers at MGH by Gaurdia Banister, RN, PhD, NEA-BC, FAAN. Patient Care Services to support career advancement of MGH service employees into skilled clinical roles at MGH.

MGH Revere Chronic Pain Patient Safety and Quality Project by Sidney Jimenez, MD. Department of Medicine to pilot a care management program for chronic pain patients at MGH Revere.

Charlestown Crossroads Resource Center by James Morrill, MD, PhD and Anne Murray-Chiriboga, MD. Through a partnership between MGH Charlestown and NEW Health Charlestown, a centralized community drop-in resource center will be established to address the needs of Charlestown residents and families.

Congratulations to the awardees – we look forward to hearing more about your work in the upcoming year! For the complete list of past grant recipients, click here