Patient education is an integral part of our mission, helping to engage and empower patients to improve their health.
We offer patient education videos and health classes and wellness programs on a broad range of topics. We also have established special programs for needs such as asthma management.
We believe it is our responsibility not only to treat illness but also to keep people as healthy as possible.
Patient education videos
Mass General Brigham works with providers (like doctors and nurses, among others) to create videos designed to educate patients and their families.
These videos are for patients and their friends and families. These videos are not a substitute for your care team. If you have a specific question related to your own behavioral health needs, please contact your care team.
Substance Use Disorders: Answers to the Most Searched Questions
What is substance abuse? What are the characteristics of substance use disorders? What are the most common addictions? Shelly F. Greenfield, M.D., M.P.H., Chief Academic Officer and Director of the Alcohol, Drug, and Addiction Health Services Research and Education Program at McLean Hospital, answers patients' most commonly searched questions about substance use disorders.
For answers to more common questions, please subscribe and visit us on YouTube.
- Behavioral health care team
- Cancer screening prevention
- Cardiovascular disease
- Chronic kidney disease
- Congestive heart failure
- Coronary artery disease
- COVID-19 vaccine
- Diabetes health screening
- End-stage renal disease
- Health screening videos (Heart Disease, Diabetes)
- Heart disease health screening
- Medicaid care team
- Mental health
- General nutrition and wellness
- Opioid addiction
- Palliative care
- Pediatrics - adolescents/teens
- Pediatrics - babies/toddlers
- Pediatrics - preschool/grade school
- Perimenopause and perimenopausal depression
- Post-acute patient care
- Skilled nursing facilities
- Smoking cessation
- Substance use disorder
- Virtual visits
- Weight management
- General wellness and nutrition
Health classes and programs
Our hospitals provide health classes and programs in Boston and the surrounding area. Many of our hospitals list events and programs taking place by date, topic, and location.
- Weight loss surgery
- Newborn care (breastfeeding, infant massage, infant CPR)
- Childbirth (hypnobirthing, planned cesarean, etc.)
- Safety (CPR, babysitting, etc.)
- Wellness (pilates, yoga, etc.)
- Wellness (mediation, acupuncture, etc.)
- Support groups
- Diabetes management
- Hip and knee replacement
- Safety (CPR/AED training, babysitting)
- Weight loss surgery
The Asthma Center provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for adults and children with asthma and asthma-related diseases.
It is a collaboration among allergists and pulmonologists at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Mass General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley hospitals, and Salem Hospital.
Physicians, respiratory therapists, nurse educators, and pulmonary function technicians can provide special services for patients with difficult-to-control asthma.
For an appointment, call 1-800-972-7863.
Multiple Sclerosis Center
The Multiple Sclerosis Center, located at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, is a leading institution in the area of multiple sclerosis, providing comprehensive patient care, innovative technology, and ongoing clinical research trials.
Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center
The Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children is dedicated to the care of children and adolescents with Multiple Sclerosis and related demyelinating disorders.
Mass General Brigham Sports Medicine is the #1 sports medicine program in New England. Our specialists are world-class, nationally recognized leaders in treating the full spectrum of sports-related injuries and orthopaedic conditions, from common sports injuries to the most complex. Our team is known for excellence in care for high school, collegiate, professional, and recreational athletes. Find patient information about prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation.
If you or someone you know has recently experienced a stroke, we hope you will find the education materials on this site to be helpful during the journey of stroke recovery. The Mass General Brigham Stroke Quality Leaders created these booklets for you to help during your hospitalization or after returning home. Knowledge and understanding are an important part of participating in care and improving the chances of good recovery after a stroke.