Community Health & Outreach

Making a difference in our communities, neighborhood by neighborhood.

At Carney Hospital, we reach beyond hospital walls, into the surrounding Dorchester communities, to address the most prevalent health- and wellness-related needs of our community members. Guided by a careful analysis of community needs, Carney Hospital's Community Health Program aims to help those most vulnerable to make life-changing improvements in health and address social and economic factors that impact overall well-being.

Along with improving the status of our community, our mission is to also provide access to comprehensive, high quality, compassionate and efficient health care services in the community setting. Carney Hospital's Community Health Program accomplishes this by:

  • Assessing the unmet health needs of our community
  • Participating on local action committees
  • Funding community-based health care initiatives
  • Encouraging the community to engage in healthy lifestyles, be active participants in their health care, and educate themselves of the risks associated with unhealthy behaviors and poor lifestyle choices

In addition, Carney Hospital aims to provide culturally-sensitive, linguistically-appropriate, accessible health care services to address the cultural needs of the communities we serve.


Read the latest Community Benefit Report

As the business of health care evolves, a major imperative exists for us to align ourselves more closely with our community so that we may better improve the health status of the populations we serve. Read more about how Carney is serving the physical and spiritual needs of our community by delivering the highest quality care with compassion and respect.

Read the latest Community Benefit Plan

Learn more about Carney Hospital's Community Benefits Plan, which includes the target populations it wishes to support, specific programs or activities that attend to the needs identified in the Community Health Needs Assessment, and measurable short- and long-term goals for each program or activity.

Read the latest Population Health Improvement Report

In accordance with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Community Benefits Guidelines, Carney Hospital completed a community health needs assessment. The resulting report, the Carney Hospital Population Health Improvement Report, details the health conditions and social determinant factors affecting the people living in the cities surrounding Carney Hospital, as well as the key issues the hospital needs to address in order to develop service quality, improve population health, and address cost.