Responding to Our Communities' Needs

We develop programs to provide the needed services and support to the identified needs in the community.

Based on the community health needs assessment, our community programming is planned by the community benefits advisory council and by the board of trustees when the three-year community health implementation plan is approved.

Our primary areas of focus and target populations are broken down into ‘priority’ and ‘secondary’ priorities:

Primary Health Priorities

  • substance use disorders
  • behavioral health
  • cancer
  • cardiovascular disease
  • diabetes
  • infectious disease
  • access to care including barriers due to language, transportation, housing and food insecurity
  • vulnerable populations

Secondary Health Priorities

  • preventable injuries and poisonings
  • respiratory disease
  • obesity
  • violence and sexual assault prevention
  • disaster readiness and emergency preparation

Copies Available for Public Review

Copies are available in our patient access department at MelroseWakefield Hospital; human resource department at Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford; MelroseWakefield Medical Building; North Reading Senior Center; Saugus Senior Center; 101 Main Street in Medford; Hallmark Health Medical Center in Reading; MelroseWakefield Diagnostic Imaging in Stoneham; Everett WIC office; and community service department in Malden.

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