Community Health and Wellness
The Board of Directors, Oversight Committee for Community Health and Wellness, hospital administration, and larger hospital community, are all committed to Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital's community health and wellness, which is:
- To evaluate the health status of service area neighborhoods of West Roxbury, Roslindale, Hyde Park, and Jamaica Plain, and respond to identified needs.
- To pay particular attention to health and wellness concerns affecting children in local schools, the elderly, women, and needy minorities, among others.
- To provide a wide variety of free health screenings and immunizations, health education programs, and other services relating to important health issues affecting communities served.
- To seek community participation in and feedback about our community benefits efforts, by involving community members in the hospital's planning and evaluation processes and by keeping the lines of communication open.
- To engage in meaningful, active collaboration with a broad range of community residents, schools, service organizations, businesses, government agencies and others, to stay abreast of community. needs, and to pool knowledge and resources in addressing those needs.
- To periodically review and assess community benefits goals, services, and outcomes to insure that they remain relevant to issues affecting our communities, and to allocate or reallocate community benefits resources, as needed.
Outline of Our Plan
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital has long recognized its responsibility to not only treat illness, but to help prevent disease and the factors that precipitate disease. Through the numerous health partnerships and initiatives that have developed over the years, the hospital works with neighbors to identify and address important community needs and concerns.
Based on the Massachusetts Attorney General's guidelines, the goals in the Community Health and Wellness plan are based on an analysis of public health data and needs, community input and collaborative partnerships. Below is a working draft outline of the plan:
- Chronic Diseases
- Substance Abuse
- Food Insecurity, Healthy Eating and Active Living
- Domestic Violence
- Social Determinants of Health (Language, Poverty, Education, Access, and Youth Engagement)
For additional information on our robust community health and wellness initiatives or if you have questions, please contact:
Tracy Mangini Sylven, MCHES, CHC
Director, Community Health and Wellness
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital
Community Health and Wellness Department
1153 Centre Street
Boston, MA 02130