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Community Benefits & Health Needs

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Our Commitment to a Healthier Community

At Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals (BH/AGH), we’re committed to improving the health and well-being of residents throughout 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 in this assessment.

Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals Community Benefits Service Area includes Beverly, Danvers, Essex, Gloucester, Ipswich, Lynn, Manchester by-the-Sea, Middleton and Rockport.

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: Reach out to, and interact with, often overlooked populations, including people impacted by trauma, people with disabilities, communities most affected 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 use of data and information. We also aim to be purposeful and work collaboratively to identify and leverage resources for maximum community benefit.

Priority Areas 

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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
  • Racially, ethnically and linguistically diverse populations
  • Low-resource populations

Community Health Grants

To address these priority needs, BH/AGH 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 Marylou Hardy, regional manager for community benefits and community relations.

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 meant to be taken 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 Beverly and Addison Gilbert hospitals are working with our communities to address leading health issues, visit our Community Benefits Reports:

Contact Us

Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals welcome any comments you may have on our most recently conducted CHNA and implementation strategy. Please submit your comments by email or mail them to:

Marylou Hardy
Addison Gilbert Hospital
298 Washington Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals are an active neighbor in the communities we serve. For questions on our community benefits programs or community relations activities, please email Marylou Hardy.

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

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