Improving Health Through Prevention

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Partners and its hospitals provide effective, coordinated, and measurable local support to address and prevent socio-medical problems that face our communities. We raise awareness, advocate for public policy changes, implement prevention programs, and successfully develop additional treatment resources to help community residents stay healthy.

  • Partners hospitals’ domestic violence programs have served 17,000 clients since 1997.
  • Patient navigator programs introduced by Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH)and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have helped patients keep appointments and prepare for colonoscopies. Over a nine-month period, 400 MGH Chelsea patients who had help from a navigator were more than twice as likely to have colonoscopies.
  • The Prevention and Access to Care and Treatment (PACT) project, a joint program of BWH and Partners In Health, works to improve the health of Dorchester, Mattapan, and Roxbury residents who are living with HIV/AIDS. PACT helps patients manage complex drug regimens and other serious health problems, and offers support to patients and families with housing, food, mental health care, and substance abuse prevention.  The results to date are promising: PACT reduced hospitalizations and overall health expenses ($5,000 per patient investment avoids $30,000 in health care costs) based on 230 patients enrolled for at least one year.
  • Over the past 13 years the Revere CARES Substance Abuse Prevention program has helped reduce binge drinking by 39% and smoking by 32% among Revere High School students.

The video to the right features the MGH Revere CARES program.  Revere CARES is dedicated to reducing and preventing alcohol and drug abuse among youth in Revere.

Launched by Massachusetts General Hospital and the community of Revere, Revere CARES is a coalition of concerned community residents, local officials, police, educators, parents, and teens working to reduce teen drinking and substance abuse in Revere.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Faulkner Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, North Shore Medical Center and Newton Wellesley Hospital and their licensed health centers, provide comprehensive programs to support survivors of domestic violence.

 

The Massachusetts General Hospital Disparities Solutions Center and Center for Community Health Improvement aim to move beyond research on racial and ethnic disparities in health care to action. At Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), the Center for Community Health and Health Equity (CCHHE) is an important expression of Brigham and Women's Hospital's commitment to community service.

Partners HealthCare, in collaboration with Words Can Work ®, is hosting a series of educational health forums. The goal is to foster discussion and debate about how to address some of the most pressing health issues in our local communities today.

 
 

Revere CARES: A Program of Massachusetts General Hospital

Launched by Massachusetts General Hospital and the community of Revere, Revere CARES is a coalition of concerned community residents, local officials, police, educators, parents, and teens working to reduce teen drinking and substance abuse in Revere.

Community Health Partnerships

Partners HealthCare and its hospitals work with many community organizations to make measurable and sustainable improvements in the health status of underserved populations.

Find out more about Partners' Community Partnerships by clicking the link below.

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