Addressing Violence and Trauma
Mass General Launches Center for Gun Violence Prevention
l-r: MGH President, Peter L. Slavin, MD; DPH Commissioner Monica Bharel, MD; Louis Brown Peace Institute CEO Tina Chery; Chana Sacks, MD; Peter Masiakos, MD; Mayor Martin J. Walsh; Speaker Robert DeLeo; Attorney General Maura Healey; and, District Attorney Rachael Rollins
In June, hospital leadership, public officials, community partners and activists gathered for the launch of the Mass General Center for Gun Violence Prevention . Founded and directed by pediatric surgeon Peter Masiakos, MD , director of the Pediatric Trauma Service at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, and Chana Sacks, MD , an internist and researcher in the Division of General Internal Medicine, the center is dedicated to advancing the health and safety of children and adults through injury and gun violence prevention research, clinical care, education and community engagement. Read more >>

Access to Care
Lawyers for Civil Rights Honors Mass General with 2019 Keeper of the Flame Award
l-r: Attorney Laura Maslow-Armand and Dean Xerras, MD
On June 13th, Mass General received the Lawyers for Civil Rights 2019 Keeper of the Flame award, which commemorates the legacy of civil rights activist Rosa Parks. The award was given in recognition of our 15 year medical-legal partnership at MGH, through the LINC program, and in honor of Dr. Fiona Danaher and Dr. Gene Beresin who provided testimony in support of LCR's family reunification efforts. The medical-legal partnership called LINC improves the well-being of immigrant and refugee patients at MGH Chelsea through legal advocacy related to public benefits and housing. Attorney Laura Maslow-Armand presented the award to MGH Chelsea HealthCenter's medical director, Dr. Dean Xerras . Read more >>
Educational Attainment
MGH Youth Scholars High School Class of 2019 Graduate
Twenty-five students from Boston, Revere and Chelsea public schools recently graduated from the MGH Youth Scholars high school program at an event under the Bulfinch Tent. This was a particularly impressive class with 4 high school valedictorians, and 3 students heading off to Ivy League colleges in the fall. All 25 are matriculating to college, and we will continue to support them with scholarships and coaching in our Alumni Program as they move on to the next leg of their journey.
In the latest #IamMGH video, our current Youth Scholars reflect on the program while some of our college graduates (now working in various departments at Partners Healthcare) have some words of advice for their younger peers.
Where are they now?
MGH Youth Scholars since 2011.
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Community Engagement  
CHNA-CHIP Status Report: Community Health Priorities Identified Through Assessment and Planning Process
Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA’s) are conducted every three years by hospitals and are critical to understanding and addressing urgent health issues in the community. As we've reported, the first ever Collaborative CHNAs are now going on. The Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals (COBTH) is supporting the Boston Collaborative comprised of teaching hospitals, the City of Boston, community health centers and community-based organizations. In Revere, Chelsea and Winthrop, Mass General is co-leading a collaborative assessment with the North Suffolk Public Health Collaborative .
After engaging nearly 3,000 people in Boston and more than 2,000 in the North Suffolk communities, priorities have been selected for both Boston and North Suffolk. They are housing quality and affordability, behavioral health--including substance use disorder--financial security and mobility. Boston will also include access to services. The overarching focus of both plans will be around achieving racial and ethnic health equity. The next challenge is to develop a plan to address these priorities to make a significant impact on these issues and improve the health of those living in Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop .

To improve the health and well-being of the diverse communities we serve.

Healthy, safe and thriving communities where all people have equitable access to employment, food, education, housing and a high-quality health care system that addresses these and other social determinants of health.  

Mass General Center for Community Health Improvement (CCHI)
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Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-726-8197