Community Health Needs Assessment & Community Health Action plan
This Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and Community Health Improvement Plan was conducted on behalf of the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center’s Board of Trustees. The project was overseen by the Community Relations Department, who worked closely with Lahey Hospital & Medical Center’s Management Team, other senior staff throughout Lahey Health, and Lahey Hospital & Medical Center’s Community Benefit Committee. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center views the CHNA process as an integral part of its commitment to the communities it serves and captured important feedback from community representatives throughout the process.
Every day, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center provides a broad range of programs and services designed to enhance the health and well-being of the communities we serve.
Through a strategic, data-driven and comprehensive health needs assessment, we have identified major health priorities and challenges facing our service area. This assessment allows us to partner with local cities and towns to stay responsive to changing priorities and to develop initiatives that will most effectively meet the needs of residents.
Through our Community Impact Report, you will learn about the many ways Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is delivering services to those who need them the most — in areas such as elder health, behavioral health, access, wellness and more. These stories showcase the many partners who work tirelessly with us to meet the needs of local communities, and also illustrate our commitment to helping our neighbors become or stay healthy — our proud tradition for nearly a century.
Lahey Health 2019 Community Resource Guide
The 2019 Resource Guide was developed for social workers, physicians, and other clinicians as a helpful tool to assist with making referrals both within Lahey Health and to community providers. Each city and town within the Lahey Health service area is listed along with its unique and specific community health and social safety net resources.