Community Health

Because healthy communities matter to everyone

Department of Community Health Improvement

The Department of Community Health Improvement works to improve the health of our communities through collaborative relationships, education, and clinical services. We provide services and programs, work to reduce health inequities, conduct community assessments, serve as community conveners, connect CHA and our patients to services in the communities and at CHA.

Our efforts are integral to improving health through a lens of justice and health equity.

  • Listening to the community to understand health needs and empowering individuals to advocate for those needs
  • Building community knowledge through education, training, and workforce development
  • Taking action by initiating programs based on community-identified health needs and priorities
  • Conducting research in partnership with communities and stakeholders
  • Creating an environment where individuals can support their community health needs
  • Providing medical care, mental health care, and social services in your neighborhood

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Population Health in Your Community

Find out how CHA is helping you and your community improve health. We do more than provide excellent healthcare, we're partnering with your community to meet health needs that are root causes of health disparities. Watch this video to learn more about what CHA is doing to keep you healthy.

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Contact Us

Doug Kress, Chief Community Officer

Phone: 781-338-0309


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