Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton recently awarded five area organizations, community health grants totaling $4,500 to help support programs that address the community’s health priorities.
The community health priorities were identified based upon an extensive Community Health Needs Assessment undertaken by the hospital in 2013. The assessment included a review of public health data and focused interviews with healthcare and social service providers in the region. The main priorities identified, and which guide the hospital’s community health programming, are: access to care, particularly for seniors; chronic disease prevention and education; substance abuse prevention; mental health treatment and support; nutrition education and transportation services for healthcare appointments.
Agencies receiving the grants were:
- Let It Out, Quincy
- Germantown Neighborhood Center, Quincy
- Girl Power, Milton
- Joanna’s Place, Weymouth
- Old Colony Hospice, Randolph
“Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton is committed to improving the health of its communities, and this grant program is an important aspect of that ongoing effort,” said Peter Healy, president and CEO of the hospital. “ The programs receiving these grants are making a meaningful impact and helping to address the community’s health needs.”
During the last seven years the hospital has awarded an estimated $55,000 to 32 community organizations through its Community Health Grants Program.