Guiding the Community Health Mission of Mass General

Massachusetts General Hospital’s Executive Committee on Community Health is charged with promoting community health improvement and ensuring health equity, leveraging all four components of the hospital’s mission: patient care, teaching, research and community health.

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About Us

ECOCH was established in 2014 to guide the community health work of the hospital, similar to executive committees for teaching (ECOTE) and research (ECOR) at Mass General.

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Our Members

Hospital leadership, senior management, faculty and staff with community health expertise from throughout the institution come together to provide strategic guidance on community health.

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Our Priorities

ECOCH developed a three-year strategic plan in 2018, forming three subcommittees focused on: Social Determinants of Health, Access to Care and Race Equity.

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Community Health and Health Equity Funding

ECOCH offers annual grants of up to $30,000 to catalyze community health initiatives in clinical departments across Mass General.

Center for Community Health Improvement

We bring together people and resources to address challenging health problems and foster sustainable improvement.

We Support Equity and Inclusion

At Mass General, we believe that because of diversity we excel; through inclusion we respect; focused on equity we serve, heal, educate and innovate.

#1 Research Hospital in America

Mass General is the #1 Research Hospital in America and the only hospital to be recognized in all 16 specialties assessed by U.S. News & World Report.