Our Commitment to a Healthier Community
At Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (LHMC), we’re committed to improving the health and well-being of residents within our Community Benefits Service Area (CBSA). Through our Community Benefits Department, we work in collaboration with the area’s residents and key community health stakeholders to address the health needs and priorities identified by this assessment.
The LHMC Community Benefits Service Area includes: Arlington, Bedford, Billerica, Burlington, Danvers, Lexington, Lowell, Lynnfield, and Peabody.
Led by the Community Benefits Advisory Committee (CBAC), we strive to address the most pressing health needs in each community based on the most recent Community Health Needs Assessment.
Community Health Needs Assessment Guiding Principles
- Equity: Work toward the systemic, fair and just treatment of all people; engage cohorts most impacted by COVID-19
- Collaboration: Leverage resources to achieve greater impact by working with community residents and organizations
- Engagement: Intentionally reach out to and interact with often overlooked populations, including, but not limited to, people impacted by trauma, people with disabilities, communities most impacted by inequities, and others
- Capacity Building: Build community cohesion and capacity by co-leading Community Listening sessions and training residents on facilitation
- Intentionality: Be deliberate in our engagement and our request and use of data and information; be purposeful and work collaboratively to identify and leverage resources for maximum benefit
- Older adults
- Low resource populations
- Racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse populations
Community Health Grants
To address these priority needs, LHMC awards grants to community organizations that work to address unmet health needs for their priority cohorts. For more information or to receive a grant application, contact Michelle Snyder, Regional Manager for Community Benefits and Community Relations.
The Community Resource Guide was developed to highlight health and social service resources available to the community. As a disclaimer, the listings within this guide are designed as informational and are not to be interpreted as recommendations or endorsements.
Community Health Needs Assessment Reports and Implementation Strategies
- 2022 Community Heath Needs Assessment
- 2023–2025 Implementation Strategy
- 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment
- 2020–2022 Implementation Strategy
- 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment
To learn more about the CHNA findings, visit the BILH Community Commitment page.
To learn more about how Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is working with our communities to address the leading health issues, visit our Community Benefits Reports:
- 2021 Attorney General Community Benefits Report
- 2020 Attorney General Community Benefits Report
- 2019 Attorney General Community Benefits Report
LHMC welcomes any comments you may have on our most recently conducted CHNA and implementation strategy. Please submit your comments by email.
Visit Beth Israel Lahey Health’s website to learn more about how we are improving health equity across the communities we serve.