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Community Benefits & Health Needs

Our Community Health Needs Assessment helps us address the health needs and priorities of our communities

Our Commitment to a Healthier Community

At Winchester Hospital, 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 with both areas' residents and key community health stakeholders to address identified community health needs and priorities.

Winchester Hospital’s Community Benefits Service Area includes: Medford, N. Reading, Reading, Stoneham, Tewksbury, Wakefield, Wilmington, Winchester and Woburn.

Led by the Community Benefits Advisory Committee (CBAC), we aim 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.

Priority Areas 

Our health equity priority areas include: equitable access to care, social determinants of health, mental health and substance use, and complex and chronic conditions.

Priority Cohorts

  • Youth
  • Older adults
  • Low resource populations
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse populations

Community Health Grants

To address these priority needs, Winchester Hospital awards grants to community organizations that work to address unmet health needs for their priority cohorts. Learn more.

Resource Guide

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.

Financial Resources

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Community Health Needs Assessment Reports and Implementation Strategies

To learn more about the CHNA findings, visit the BILH Community Commitment page.

To learn more about how Winchester Hospital is working with our communities to address the leading health issues, check out our Community Benefits Reports:

Contact Us

Winchester Hospital welcomes any comments you may have on our most recently conducted CHNA and implementation strategy. Please submit your comments by email or mail them to:

LeighAnne Taylor
Winchester Hospital
41 Highland Avenue
Winchester, MA 01890

Winchester Hospital is an active neighbor in the communities we serve. For questions on our community benefits programs or community relations activities, please email LeighAnne Taylor.

Visit Beth Israel Lahey Health's website to learn more about how we are improving health equity across the communities we serve.

Get Started

Download our most recent Community Health Needs Assessment.

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