Mass General Brigham in 2019 helped establish the first city-wide community health needs assessment (CHNA). This collaborative aimed to identify the most pressing issues that affect the health of Boston residents, with a focus on the economic, social, and environmental factors that impact health.
While Boston has many strengths when it comes to improving the health of its communities, the assessment found areas for improvement. We helped identify three priority areas for action, developing a community health improvement plan (CHIP):
The CHIP-CHNA collaborative found:
Backed by this data about our communities, Mass General Brigham is better equipped to address the needs of our diverse patient populations.