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Serving Our Community

Excellent care close to home. We’re dedicated to improving the health and lives of the people in the communities that are nearest to us.

Sports medicine providers at table in Dorchester

Driven by compassion and collaboration

On-the-ground physicians and nurses. Social workers and community health workers. Recovery coaches and behavioral health support specialists. These are some of the faces you’ll meet on our Population Health team. Discover how they work to bring better health for the good of all by focusing on the needs of individuals.

Centers of care throughout

There are 20 community health centers owned and operated by or affiliated with Mass General Brigham. Each location ensures that patients in these communities get top-quality care that’s close to home.

Community health needs assessment reports

Mass General Brigham has a system-wide strategy to improve patient outcomes and experience, which is supported by our historical and ongoing commitment to digital health and data analytics, population health, and outpatient care. 

We seek ways to deliver care in suburban settings through developing community-based care centers that offer primary and behavioral health care, as well as specialty and surgical services.

To fully understand the range of needs of patients, Mass General Brigham conducted community health needs assessments. These studies are aimed at identifying the most pressing social, economic and health issues in the service area by aiming to:

  • Systematically identify the health-related needs, strengths, and resources of the service area to inform future planning

  • Understand the current health status of residents within the service area, as well as sub-populations within their social context

  • Engage the community to help determine community needs and social determinant of health needs

Community Care Vans

Our Community Care Vans are designed to expand access to health care services across the diverse communities in the Greater Boston area served by Mass General Brigham.

Outreach Program with Native American Communities

American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) individuals face significant health disparities compared to the general U.S. population. Through partnerships with community agencies and the Indian Health Service (IHS), Mass General Brigham supports IHS provider specialty care training and education, as well as the enhancement of health care access to Native American Communities.

A Native American grandmother and granddaughter in front of a traditional house.

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