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Community Health & Outreach

Community Health & Outreach

At St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, we reach beyond hospital walls, into the surrounding communities, to address the most prevalent health- and wellness-related needs of our community members. Guided by a careful analysis of community needs, St. Elizabeth's Community Health Program aims to help those most vulnerable to make life-changing improvements in health and address social and economic factors that impact overall well-being.

Along with improving the status of our community, our mission is to also provide access to comprehensive, high quality, compassionate and efficient health care services in the community setting. St. Elizabeth's Community Health Program accomplishes this by:

  • Assessing the unmet health needs our four community
  • Participating on local action committees
  • Funding community-based health care initiatives
  • Encouraging the community to engage in healthy lifestyles, be active participants in their health care, and educate themselves of the risks associated with unhealthy behaviors and poor lifestyle choices

In addition, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center aims to provide culturally-sensitive, linguistically-appropriate, accessible health care services to address the cultural needs of the communities we serve.

DoN Funding for Local Organizations

As part of the determination of needs (DoN) process, steered by the MA DPH and SEMC’s commitment to investing in the community, community groups are encouraged to reply to a RFP to apply for funding for 2022-24.

Learn more about our DoN Funding here
Read the latest Community Benefits Report

Through continuous assessment of unmet community health needs, participation on local action committees, and funding of community-based health and wellness initiatives, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center is able to respond to meet these needs and provide comprehensive care in the communities we serve.

Read our 2018 Community Benefits Report

Read the latest Community Benefits Plan

St. Elizabeth's Medical Center is committed to serving the entire community, including the uninsured, underinsured, poor, and disadvantaged and to providing accessible, high quality health care services to all within its culturally diverse community. We are dedicated to maintaining the well-being of its community by providing excellence in health care through preventative health, education, and wellness services, and collaborating with our community to identify and respond to issues by fulfilling the physical, spiritual, emotional, and social needs of the people it serves.

Learn more about St. Elizabeth's Medical Center's Community Benefits Implementation Strategy, which includes the target populations it wishes to support, specific programs or activities that attend to the needs identified in the Community Health Needs Assessment, and measurable short and long-term goals for each program or activity.

Read the latest Community Health Needs Assessment

In accordance with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Community Benefits Guidelines, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center completed a 2018 community health needs assessment. The resulting report details the health conditions and social determinant factors affecting the people living in the communities and neighborhoods surrounding St. Elizabeth Medical Center, as well as the key issues the hospital needs to address in order to develop service quality, improve population health and address cost.

St. Elizabeth's Medical Center Planned Expansion

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center recently filed its Institutional Master Plan Notification Form (IMPNF) and the Expanded Project Notification Form (EPNF) with the BPDA.