A deeply held core value is Beth Israel Deaconess' commitment to providing the highest quality, equitable care to all in our community. Leading this effort is the Board's Community Benefits Committee and senior administrative and clinical leadership, but it is not their responsibility alone. The success of our community benefits efforts to improve the health status of underserved communities lies in the integration of this value and dedication into the very fabric of the medical center's culture, policies, procedures and programs. This orientation is reflected in how we provide care at the medical center and in affiliated practices in urban neighborhoods and rural areas.
Providing direction for our collective commitment and effort are the Community Benefits Guiding Principles adopted by a broad-based constituency of the Board, senior leadership and staff.
Community Health Centers
Creating Healthier Communities
Caring for a Diverse Community at BIDMC
The Community Health Needs Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan
The Community Health Needs Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan was approved by the Board of Directors on September 18, 2013. It is the culmination of nine months of work and was borne largely out of BIDMC’s commitment to better understand and address the health-related needs of those living in its Community Benefits Service Area. This Community Health Needs Assessment and the associated Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) was completed in close collaboration with BIDMC’s staff, and a broad range of public health and community partners, including BIDMC’s Community Care Alliance. This report assesses need and identifies priorities to ensure that BIDMC’s Community Benefits program is carefully aligned with and responsive to the needs of those throughout its Community Benefits service area, particularly the communities and population segments most at-risk.
BIDMC is committed to improving the health and well-being of residents throughout its Community Benefits service area. Through its Community Benefits Department, BIDMC will work in collaboration with the area’s key community health stakeholders and residents to address the needs and priorities identified by this assessment.