Providing Equitable Care Throughout Our Community

At Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), one of our core values is providing high-quality, equitable care to everyone in our community.

Our Commitment to Equitable Health Care

Leading this effort is BIDMC's Community Benefits Advisory Committee and senior administrative and clinical staff, but it is not their responsibility alone. The success of our community benefits efforts to improve the health status of underserved communities lies in weaving our values and dedication into the very fabric of our culture, policies, procedures and programs. This is reflected in how we provide care at our medical center and across all affiliated practices.

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.

Providing direction for this collective commitment and effort are the Community Benefits Guiding Principles adopted by our Board, senior leadership and staff.

We are 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 stakeholders to address the health needs and priorities identified by this assessment.

The 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and the Community Health Implementation Strategy were the culmination of nearly a year of work, involving thousands of community residents, service providers, community advocates, Commonwealth and local public officials, and staff throughout BIDMC, its affiliates and its community partners. We are proud to be a founding member and active participant in the Boston CHNA-CHIP Collaborative. We also participated in the North Suffolk Integrated Community Health Needs Assessment. The CHNA and implementation strategy represent our commitment to better understand and address the health-related needs of those living in our CBSA.

In recognition of the considerable health disparities that exist in some communities within our CBSA, we focus the bulk of our community benefits resources on improving the health status of those who face health disparities, experience poverty, or who have been historically underserved living in Chelsea and the Boston neighborhoods of Allston/Brighton, Bowdoin/Geneva, Chinatown, Fenway/Kenmore, Mission Hill, and Roxbury. Our Community Health Implementation Strategy's four priorities are Social Determinants of Health, Complex and Chronic Conditions, Mental Health and Substance Use, and Equitable Access to Care.

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

Contact Us

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center welcomes any comments you may have on our most recently conducted CHNA and implementation strategy. Please submit your comments by email to Robert Torres, or mail them to Robert Torres, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.

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